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Student Film Festival will screen the works of 10 finalists

In the course of a single minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube.com. The amount of material that has amassed on the website since its creation nearly 10 years ago has reached a point where the company’s content database scans through the equivalent of 400 years of blooper, prank, monologue, gaming and cat videos every day.

Sports poll: Who is the top Suburban Council male cross country runner?

Spotlight Sports poll question for Oct. 1, 2014

EDITORIAL: Better. Bolder. Brighter.

This editorial appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

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Soup’s on in Guilderland

Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.

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Clothes call

Bringing Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant ‘Dralion’ costumes to the stage requires a wardrobe team that can think on its feet

It’s East meets West with a circus twist in downtown Albany for the final run of “Dralion.”

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Photo Gallery: Shen downs Saratoga with potent air attack

Saratoga travelled to Clifton Park to take on Shenendehowa on Sept. 26 with the plan of stopping the Plainsmen on the ground, but Shen countered with a huge passing game. Shen won the contest 35-6. See the photos.

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Setting the scene

Delmar artist finds he is drawn to painting pastures

Several years ago, Robert Lynk was passing a field in Westerlo when he decided to stop and take a picture.

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Get To Know: Brent Meredith

This Get To Know appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pinpointing Fort Nassau

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Head for the Hills

Rensselaerville Cycling Festival lets riders experience the area’s beautiful scenery with events for all ages

Take a scenic course, add cyclists of all ages, mix in food and drinks of all kinds, cheerful spectators and top it off with live music, and you have a gran fondo.

Sports poll: Who is the top Suburban Council female cross country runner?

This sports poll question appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: Part of your community

This editorial appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Crossings Challenge 5K has lots to offer

Race enters its 11th year with runs for adults and children

As the outdoor running season winds down, an event that takes place at the Crossings offers an opportunity for the whole family to get some exercise and enjoy the park.

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Get To Know: Gail Brown

This Get To Know article appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Heads up on the soccer field

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Sports poll: Which Suburban Council girls soccer team will have the best record?

This poll question appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Mixing it up on Upper Madison

Street fair celebrates the vibrancy of downtown Albany neighborhood

An outdoor block party in the Pine Hills area of Albany sets itself apart with its family-friendly vibe and activities for kids and adults.

Before winter sets in

Community can send off the season at Fall Festival hosted by St. Thomas in Delmar

The parish and school of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar have joined together to hold the congregation’s first community Fall Festival.

EDITORIAL: Time to get tough with ticks

This editorial appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Being a good board member is about more than volunteering

Spotlight on Finance

The late Maya Angelou once said: “To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.” This rings true for all volunteers. Throughout America, the communities in which we live, work and play are better because so many give so selflessly of themselves. They choose to make a difference, and what they do is not nearly as important as the fact that they are simply doing something—something of substance that fills a need. Volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board is a little different. Effective board service is about much more than filling a seat at the table and attaching your name to a cause.

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