CapNY Healthcare Professionals Taking the Lead

The Healthcare Cluster lays the foundation for CapNY’s vibrant economy, accounting for one in eight jobs regionwide. Major employers within the cluster include three major hospital systems as well as several health insurance companies. One of those hospital systems is St. Peter’s Health Partners, a member of Trinity Health. We had the honor of interviewingContinue reading “CapNY Healthcare Professionals Taking the Lead”

5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters

Before there was cable TV and the internet (my own kids can’t imagine such a primitive time) families went out together to enjoy a movie in a car, packed full of kids. Sometimes the neighbor’s kids were mixed in the bunch too. I remember being about 8 years old, and walking to the drive-in movieContinue reading “5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters”

5 Family Friendly Museums You MUST Visit in CapNY

As a mother of three children, my boys have always been curious individuals. My middle son is autistic and mentally disabled. Finding family friendly places to take my children that were fun, engaging, and interactive… but also educational and inspiring… was absolutely a challenge with school aged kids and one with special needs. When myContinue reading “5 Family Friendly Museums You MUST Visit in CapNY”

Exploring the Arts & Culture of Washington County with Kids!

I remember being invited to a friend’s bonfire a little over 25 years ago. She had told me it was at her parents house in Shushan, NY. I’m not originally from New York, so I had never even heard of that town before. I was living in Schenectady at the time. We didn’t have cellContinue reading “Exploring the Arts & Culture of Washington County with Kids!”

4 Must-Experience Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Activities in CapNY

There are countless outdoor activities to partake in during CapNY’s spring and summer months. 10 state parks. Countless trails & opportunity. It’s important for us that CapNY has outdoor experiences that are accessible to EVERYONE across our community. In this article, we’ll cover FOUR must-experience wheelchair outdoor activities that you should add to your to-doContinue reading “4 Must-Experience Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Activities in CapNY”

Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts

Centuries before automobiles emerged as the singular mode of transport, the Industrial Revolution exploded upward from its epicenter of Manhattan, through the waterways that carve the landscape of Upstate New York. As a result of this rapid expansion, mill towns popped up along the creeks and streams that branch from the Hudson River. Plan yourContinue reading “Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts”

A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats

What does summer fun look like to us? Hot dogs, beer, baseball, and good company. And this is why spending a night with our local minor league baseball team, the Tri-City ValleyCats, is the way to go. Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night, an outdoor family experience, or a casual night out withContinue reading “A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats”

5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences

Here are five art experiences that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone — solo, on a date, or with your kids. Visit one at a time, or make a day trip out of it! So, get outside and enjoy the summer weather, AND support our amazing creative economy. Summer Exploration! After more than aContinue reading “5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences”

Author Noelle Gentile: Advocate, Educate, and Love

Author, director, writer, acting coach, and educator Noelle Gentile draws on all her strengths as an advocate and educator supporting her daughters Lucia and Isla, who is autistic and has epilepsy. A Family’s Journey Noelle Gentile (age 42) has two remarkable daughters–Isla (age eight) and Lucia a.k.a. “Lulu” (age six). Born and raised in Albany,Continue reading “Author Noelle Gentile: Advocate, Educate, and Love”

10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County

Just across the Hudson River from bustling Albany, Rensselaer County is a dream for hikers, cyclists, artists, nature-lovers, and locavores. Ten wonderful walking trails in Rensselaer County await you, just minutes away from the cities! Driving east from Albany or Troy, you’ll soon start to notice the hills, and eventually your ears might pop. That’sContinue reading “10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County”

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