Miller Lawton and Nadia Nugent perform Tea for Two from No, No, Nanette in the Niskayuna High School Auditorium. Niskayuna High School featured an Evening in History Monday, January 9th, 2017 that was dedicated to their students telling the story of the Roaring Twenties. Photo By Eric Jenks

Back to the Roaring Twenties

NISKAYUNA- Students of Niskayuna High School took a step back in time with an Evening in History on Jan. 9. Gone were the denim and sweatshirts of today. Instead, students donned sparkling vests and dresses in celebration of the Roaring Twenties….

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER The infamous Niskayuna Turkey who has it's own Twitter page, crosses Route 7 at the intersection of Balltown Road in Niskayuna stopping traffic in its path Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Make Way for . . . Turkeys?

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA-Thanksgiving may be over, but a turkey is still making its mark on Niskayuna. It is know as the Niska Turkey and it has its own Twitter handle (@Niskaturkey7). Residents who drive down Route 7…

Artist Gerri Moore poses beside one of her more abstract pieces in her Niskayuna home. Wednesday August 3, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Gerri Moore

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- In the fourth grade, Gerri Moore said her father stamped her with what would become her ultimate passion later in life: creating art. “I went to Woodlawn school and my teacher in fourth grade…

Betty Bumgarner poses with one of her paintings in her Niskayuna home. June 29, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Betty Bumgarner

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Artist Betty Bumgarner apologized for taking a few extra seconds to answer the doorbell, because, as she puts it, she’s no longer as spry as she used to be. But there is no sign of…

Artist Mary Ellen Riell poses in her backyard and art studio in Schenectady. Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Mary Ellen Riell

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The well-tended garden, the arbor with plants wending throughout its nooks and crannies and the large tent covering a corner of the backyard are the first clues to where artist Mary Ellen Riell…