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Marcy Velte is currently the Bethlehem area reporter with Spotlight Newspapers and previously was a general assignment reporter for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady. Marcy is a recent graduate of the journalism program at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she helped to form the school's first online magazine "The Little Rebellion." While in college, Marcy interned with "The Legislative Gazette," a weekly newspaper covering state government from inside the Capitol, where she focused on education.
Area schools look for creative ways to provide nutritious meals that kids will want to ea
This story appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School supplement, which came out Aug. 13.
Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet
Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.
Less support from government program creates higher need
Food banks throughout the country could be in need of additional donations this holiday season because of a recent decrease to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Toys for Tots campaign kicks off early with hopes of upping donations by 25 percent
The local Toys for Tots program kicked off its holiday campaign more than a month early this year.
New documentary explores the process behind unlocking revelations about Albany’s resident mummies
Mary Valentis pictured movie magic when a new partnership between the Albany Medical Center and the Albany Institute of Art and History was announced in the spring of 2012.
New School of Rock franchise opens in Latham
School of Rock im Latham is a unique approach to music lessons.
Event to feature hayrides, raffles, music, fresh produce and more
Spotlight News will once again be sponsoring Family Day at the Capital District Farmers Market in Menands.
Delmar native looks to expand his booming granola business
Gatherer's Gourmet Granola now has a new facility in Schenectady and is launching three gluten-free flavors through the help of an online fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
For area quilting group, tradition, service and fellowship are a seamless combination
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. has met at the Delmar Reformed Church once a month for the past 36 years. They meet to showcase their work, learn new skills and listen to guest speakers.
Costume designer to teach group sewing classes to kids
To costume designer Amelia Dombrowski, cultivating the imagination is an important building block in a child’s life.