In Kenya, a harambee can be as simple as a community gathering. The name comes from the Swahili word meaning “together pushing forward.” One local group is looking to embody that spirit and help Kenyans at the same time through an event at Village Pizzeria in Middle Grove on Friday, Sept. 7.
BH-BL High school is taking preventive measures in response to death of Queensbury football player.
Many local schools already using new protocols for high school athletes
At the start of their high school careers, all eligible student athletes in Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake are given the ImPACT test. It’s administered on a computer and takes about 40 minutes to complete.
Updated school food rules arriving this fall at a cafeteria near you
School districts across the country are integrating new food rules based on federal nutrition standards introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak back in January.
Ballston Spa High School and others to benefit from NYSERDA award
Nearly 100 high school students participating in the CleanTechnologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School located at the Hudson Valley Community College Campus in Malta will have some more hands-on technology when the new school year starts up.
This year’s Daniel Ward scholarship also recalls Bob Carney
Years after the fact, the Ballston community’s giving spirit is still benefiting students. Three recent high school graduates are heading to school this fall with a little extra help thanks to scholarships funded by community donations.
BHBL teacher and Guilderland resident remembered as fountain of positivity
Beloved teacher Richard Barton, who taught in Burnt Hills Ballston Lake’s Richard H. O’Rourke Middle School, passed away on July 16. To everybody he knew, Barton was a lover of life and always had a smile. He is pictured here with a card signed by over 700 middle school students.
Some Sand Creek Middle School parents have a new way of getting supply lists for the upcoming school year. Instead of wrinkled pieces of paper sent home the last day of school, they have Teacherlists.com, a website that launched in April and already has supply lists posted for 48,000 classrooms nationwide.
Endangered butterfly re-introduced to Pine Bush, can be seen through mid-July
If you’ve never seen an endangered species up close, now’s your chance.
Whether you prefer to read a book printed on paper or appearing on a screen can be a very personal decision. But thanks to OverDrive, a program within the Upper Hudson Library System, you can now find both at your local library.
People with disabilities allowed free access to town parks and facilities
Buddy Washburn looks like a typical 11-year-old. He’s hyper. He has a wide, toothy smile and a laugh that shakes his whole body and lights up his whole face. He’s obsessed with cars and loves to swim. He talks a mile a minute and is on the honor roll at Sand Creek Middle School.
Through a few serendipitous happenings, dozens of Shenendehowa High School students wound up at an abandoned lock in the woods along the Old Erie Canal this spring.
Jerry Clark, 17, had pulled some pranks. He fell asleep in class on more than one occasion. He broke the school dress code by wearing slippers to school. Eventually, administration at Voorheesville High School had had enough and he was suspended for six weeks. A short time later on April 27, 2010, he hung himself.
Local nonprofit hosts even about safe summer driving
Not too long ago, Ed Frank Sr.’s son was following in his footsteps, from his name — Ed Frank, Jr. — to his work as a Colonie police officer. But now, the tables are turned and Frank is emulating his son’s path.
Program to examine Shaker use of herbs and teas
When you dunk a teabag in a mug of boiling water, do you ever wonder how the mixture of herbs or tea leaves got in there?