Community rallies around Niskayuna fire victims

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — Investigators have concluded that an electrical issue was to blame for a house fire last week on Grandview Avenue. In the aftermath, a friend of the homeowner set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family meet immediate needs. The…

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Michela Mosso, Rocky Parisi, Maureen Lynch and Mike Parisi at Power Yoga New York. The studio will host a fundraiser for Lynch, who is fighting cancer, on Thursday, May 18.

Yoga community to support one of its own

Kristin Schultz NISKAYUNA – Rocky Parisi and Power Yoga New York are going to the mat for Maureen Lynch. Lynch, a school psychologist at Paige Elementary in Schenectady, has been taking classes at the yoga studio practically since it opened…

Tom-tom the Leprechaun poses with employees and fundraiser organizers March 17, 2016.

Meet Tom-tom the Leprechaun

For St. Patrick’s Day, Hannaford supermarket in Niskayuna hosted a fundraiser for the Schenectady Inner City Ministry and City Mission of Schenectady. Tom-tom the Leprechaun was there selling green flowers, and Bill the Bagpiper made an appearance. Hannaford said they…

The Starfish Swim Club held a SwimAThon for Cystic Fibrosis at the Niskayuna High School swimming pool on Saturday morning January 23, 2016. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Starfish swimmers raise 24K at Niskayuna pool

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — For nearly four hours, members of the Starfish Swim Club exhausted themselves Saturday with one lap after another in the Niskayuna High School pool. For nearly two months prior to the club’s 16th…

Javier Oballe of Niskayuna takes a photo of the luminaries around the track as the Niskayuna Relay for Life got underway at Niskayuna High School Friday, June 19, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

PHOTOS: The Niskayuna Relay For Life

The Niskayuna Relay for Life got underway at Niskayuna High School Friday, June 19, 2015. The 24 hour event featured Zumba classes, drawing, and lots of exercise to raise awareness for cancer prevention. Check out the full gallery at….

Niskayuna girl's soccer coach Cheryl Kuzniar loses her hair during the St. Baldrick's head shaving fundraiser at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

Crowd goes bald for St. Baldrick at Proctors

Annual head-shaving fundraiser raises more than $75,000 BY JEFF WILKIN Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The Nisky Nightmare was always fabulous. Now, the soccer girls are fearsome. “We’re going to be intimidating!” said Emma Anderson, 11, just before she and eight…

An array of handmade dishes, which will be given as reminders to help the hungry at the Empty Bowls event on April 19. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

At Union, potters craft bowls (and a message)

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — At Union College’s small, cozy ceramics studio just off of Nott Street, pottery wheels will be spinning during March. But there’s no ceramics course this term, and many of the creators in the…