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A new alternative to the ordinary

The Spinney at Van Dyke offers empty nesters unique living spaces

The idea that an adult living complex has to be a big, multi-level apartment building is being turned on its ear.

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Local vets provide latest in care

Practice also committed to helping animals find their forever homes

The Animal Hospital was established in 1974 and built from the ground up by Dr. Ed Becker on over 22 acres of farmland. The facility was designed to be a comfortable and efficient environment for patients, staff and for you.

Meeting insurance needs for 50 years

Schulz family insurance agency treats customers as members, not numbers

He’s under the umbrella of a nationally recognized brand in Nationwide Insurance, but Doug Schulz speaks more highly of his pride for the years of service his agency has provided the community.

Chamber thinks big

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is not your typical chamber, as it is smaller than most with only two employees, but that puts the chamber on the same level of the businesses it services.

The art of dentistry

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” said Dr. Thomas Abele, who, since 1969, has been a pioneer and leader in the dental sciences in the Capital District. “With the support of a talented and dedicated staff, I hope I have achieved that.”

A bank with a hometown feel

The National Bank of Coxsackie offers more than national branches

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

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A real gem in Schenectady

JM Jewelers educates, customers can now shop online

When asked what sets JM Jewelers apart from its competitors, owner Sheryll Hoffman said it was honesty.

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Latest tech for foot pain relief

Albany Podiatry patients now pain-free with laser therap

Albany Podiatry has recently announced the offering of Cutting Edge Laser Therapy. The addition of this exciting and effective modality is part of Albany Podiatry’s continued investment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in the podiatric field.

A twist on frozen yogurt

Ayelada began with frequent visits to GoBerry, a Massachusetts frozen yogurt shop that Jim and Lisa Cervone just couldn’t resist.

(J)ay is for Open Door Bookstore

The Open Door Bookstore is a treasure in Schenectady. Walk past its quaint window display on Jay Street, just around the corner from Proctors, and into its doors. Inside unfolds rows upon rows of bookcases stacked to the brim with children’s stories and adult novels alike.

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Breathing new life into our cities

Grant will help fund art project focused on attracting investors to blighted areas

As people, we have a natural tendency to personify inanimate objects that have become a part of our everyday lives. We name our cars, give a heartbeat to our cities and lend a spirit to our country. In similar vein, a two-person team consisting of one artist and one architect will breathe new life into select buildings abandoned throughout Albany, Schenectady and Troy in hope that art will soon imitate life.

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Get To Know: Jeff Coyle

This appears in the July 15 editions of Spotlight News.

Sailing through the world of elder law

Schenectady lawyer has been doing it for 20 years

The world of elder law, which includes estate planning and will preparation, is a tricky environment to traverse.

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New ‘living room’ for Spa City

Community effort to save Victorian Aged church receives helping hand

Standing before dignitaries and guests inside the cathedral of the old, gothic church, Universal Preservation Hall President Teddy Foster invoked a scene from a decade ago, with the building left to rot, condemned by the city, and a wrecking ball outside its doors.

EDITORIAL: Collaboration works

This editorial appears in the July 15 editions of Spotlight News.

Bringing technology to real estate

To someone looking to buy or sell a home, there’s not much science put to thought — slap a “For Sale” sign on the front lawn and let’s go.

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The financial side of raising a child with special needs

Spotlight on Finance

As a nation, we tend to look at disabilities and special needs requirements as statistics. For example, one out of nine children younger than age 18 receive special education services, and nearly 21 million families have a member with special needs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Report, "Disability and American Families". These numbers give us pause, but for parents of children with special needs the number that means the most is one. One child. That’s what it takes to make it real.

Plan for success

Weight loss is planned, not wished

It probably wouldn’t be a surprise to know the majority of people who start exercising do so because they want to lose weight.

Fashion: Protection from the sun

Best way to prevent your skin from aging is to use sunscreen

School’s out and the pool is open. You are basking in the sun with your favorite device and I am sure the first thing you thought of was your sun protection, right?

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Kicking into high gear

Live music to be everywhere on Saturday

The special events season will kick it up a notch this week, with the kick off of Troy Pig Out, Powers Park Concert Series, and another high energy local music showcase at Rockin on the River.

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