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INDIANA NASH/GAZETTE REPORTER
Karen Woodin poses by her painting of the Mohawk River, which won first place in Niskayuna's annual Art Out event. 
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Karen Woodin

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Karen Woodin has been a landscape painter for several years, but it wasn’t until Niskayuna’s Art Out event this summer that she really began to branch out into the Plein air method. “It’s the…


MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER
The Schenctady Curling Club held an open house on Sunday January 8, 2017. Free to the public, folks were able to get instruction on how to play the exciting game. The Smith family of Scotia learns how to sweep in front of the stone. Pictured left to right is Keira, Nettie, Instructor Jeff Howles, Steve and Lauren.

Sweeping Prospects

The Schenectady Curling Club held an open house at its Niskayuna rink Sunday afternoon in an effort to introduce members of the public to the game. Club members taught attendees proper throwing and sweeping techniques.


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER State Sen. Hugh Farley poses for a photo in the living room of his Niskayuna home Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Farley reflects on 40 years of service

By Indiana Nash ALBANY — State Sen. Hugh Farley spent Friday, his last day in office, packing up awards and other mementos from his 40-year career. They filled 14 boxes. “It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Farley said of his last…


INDIANA NASH/GAZETTE REPORTER
A seascape by Niskayuna artist Christine J. Lynn. 
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Christine Lynn

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Perhaps some of the best things in life happen by chance. Or come along when they’re least expected. At least that’s how Christine J. Lynn feels about art. “I call myself the Accidental Artist,”…


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At New York National Guard State Headquarters and Aviation Support Facility, Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, it was the Òfinal flightÓ of National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Robert Wold, an army aviator with more than 6,000 hours in the air. Wold ended his 40-year career by flying his C-12 airplane under two streams of water sprayed by Albany Airport crash trucks.
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At New York National Guard State Headquarters and Aviation Support Facility, Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, it was the “final flight” of National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Robert Wold, an army aviator with more than 6,000 hours in the air. Wold ended his 40-year career by flying his C-12 airplane under two streams of water sprayed by Albany Airport crash trucks.

After 6,000 flight hours, Wold takes final flight

By Cady Kuzmich Gazette Reporter Ballston Lake — After 40 years of service, New York State National Guard’s Chief Warrant Officer Robert Wold took one last military flight in Latham Wednesday afternoon, December 21. As Wold flew back into the…


MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER
Traffic on Rosendale Rd. at Old River Rd. hairpin.

Rosendale Road traffic complaints prompt study

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- The Niskayuna police department will be completing a traffic study along Rosendale Road after residents have brought up concerns of speeding and noise. According to residents, Rosendale Road used to be a quiet road…


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Mark Treanor to retire

NISKAYUNA- Mark Treanor, the director of student and staff support services, will be retiring in June of 2017 after a 32 career within the district. Treanor has played several roles since he began his career at Niskayuna. In 1985 he…


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Judith Connolly poses in her Burnt Hills shop, The Northumbrian Cottage.
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

English transplant finds new creative endeavor

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter BURNT HILLS- Although Judith Connolly is reluctant to call herself an artist, her shop in Burnt Hills reveals an undeniable sense of creativity. The Northumbrian Cottage, which she opened six months ago, is dedicated to…


By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Marcus Anderson holds a copy of his comic Snowdaze in the Vischer's Ferry General Store Friday, December 16, 2016.

Comic book artist was inspired by early age

Cady Kuzmich Gazette Reporter Vischer’s Ferry — Transferring all that dwells in one’s imagination to paper through art is a fundamental part of childhood — one that many let fall to the wayside as adults. “As a kid, I always…


INDIANA NASH/GAZETTE REPORTER
Dr. Michael Jakubowski, a Niskayuna resident, has been honored with a Distinguished Service Award for his 39 year career in anesthesiology. 
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

Niskayuna Doctor Honored

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Dr. Michael Jakubowski’s career may have been dedicated to putting patients to sleep, but his passion for the profession is far from dull. This is, in part, why Jakubowski was honored with the…