St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Diane Yoder, Brenda Rosenbaum and Elain Bair display and discuss some of the items available for sale at Saturday's market. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Holiday shopping that helps others

BY JEFF WILKIN Gazette Reporter Brenda Rosenbaum and her friends believe in fair deals – for both manufacturers and customers. “Fair trade is a system of trade that puts the producers before the profits,” said Rosenbaum, founder of Mayan Hands…

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A jovial Father Bob Longobucco addressed the audience at the blessing and dedication of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School's newly renovated Manuel Pena Early Childhood Education Center.

St. Kateri dedicates early childhood center

NISKAYUNA — The little tykes at St. Kateri Tekawitha Parish School will have a building of their own, after the Catholic school on Upper Union Street dedicated its newly remodeled convent on June 21. A handful of local government and church…

Guatemalan weavers make crafts to sell through Mayan Hands. Photo courtesy of Diane Yoder.

St. Kateri’s Fair Trade Market

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- The Capital Region is known for a number of features: the Saratoga Race Track, Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, the Capital building in Albany. However, the latest Capital Region claim to fame is fair trade…

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Fair trade sale this weekend

SCHENECTADY — The annual St. Kateri Tekakwitha Social Justice Ministry’s Fair Trade and Alternative Giving Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the St….