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Sage Kos, 11, and her brother Cedar Kos, 13, help a customer at Niskayuna Town Hall Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Middle school siblings put summer on ice

To run a successful business, executives must have ice-cold nerves. Cedar and Sage Kos — executives in training — have ice-cold products. And a cool approach to a summer enterprise. The Niskayuna brother and sister team have been selling homemade…


A picnic doesn't have to be expensive to be festive. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Picnic panic? Try these easy, low-cost ideas

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter A summertime picnic always seems like a great idea until I open my refrigerator. How does one construct a meal that’s both small enough to carry and varied enough to satisfy multiple palettes? This is…



A new Jimmy John's sandwich shop on Upper Union Street in Niskayuna is seen on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

Sandwich chain opens shop on Upper Union Street

BY BETHANY BUMP Gazette Reporter Less than a year after entering the Albany market, Jimmy John’s has opened a third Capital Region location in Schenectady’s Upper Union Street neighborhood. The national gourmet sandwich chain opened in Latham and Guilderland last…



This Sept. 26, 2014 photo shows the ingredients label on a bag of Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos, in Philadelphia. “(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery

NEW YORK — They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans. “Artificial and natural flavors”…


Maddie Hanna shows off some of her favorite snacks. The five-year-old likes to pick fresh from her neighbor Betsy Sandberg's garden. Photo by Jeff Wilkin/Gazette Reporter

These kids love vegetables from garden

Some people have rabbits and woodchucks sneaking around backyard carrot, green bean and broccoli patches. My friend Betsy has two rascals who make regular visits to her Niskayuna garden. It’s OK — they’re invited. Neighbors Maddie and Lilly Hanna, ages…