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At the Niskayuna Animal Hospital, Troy-Schenectady Road staff sort out donated supplies that will be going to the Schenectady Inner City Ministries (SICM). Pictured are Dr. Ron Scharf, Samantha Acevedo and Michael Rossman.

Animal hospital helping SICM aid family pets

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Animal Hospital of Niskayuna is lending a helping paw to pets this winter. In November, practice manager Samantha Acevedo started a donation drive to collect pet supplies and food to give to…


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Girl Scouts worked for an hour and a half to complete their sculpture for last year's Can Do. The girls are at it again this year and are collecting cans of food which they will use to build a campfire sculpture.

Girl Scouts set to show off Can Do Spirit

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Creativity and a bit of structural engineering will intersect for a good cause this month, but not without some community support. Niskayuna Girl Scouts will for the second year participate in Girls Can Do, a…