The baseball fields at Magee Park in Delmar are usually hopping late into October with as much Little League fall baseball as they can fit in before the ground hardens from the cold temperatures. One cool event, that is in its second year, puts the spirit of the league's enthusiastic players into one last fun Halloween party. Saturday October 29th, Tri Village Little League will host a "Trunk or Treat". Over two dozen cars will be decorated in Halloween style with volunteers in costume.
Sunday May 22nd from 2:30pm to 4pm at Tri Little League in Delmar there will be a baseball clinic open to kids from 5-12 years-old. The cost of the instructional afternoon is only $5 per player. All proceeds from the afternoon, including a percentage of the concessions, will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, in memory of Lazar LaPenna, the 11 year-old boy that died from a seizure while playing Little League on Long Island on April 29th.
Capital Region schools will be back in session very soon and there are districts that need to fill many positions. Bethlehem Central School District is looking to hire bus drivers. The best thing is that you don't need to have a commercial license to apply and you can try them out.
There have been talks for years about later start times for Capital Region high schoolers and this upcoming school year it's going to happen for a couple of local schools. I think that it's about time. I also think that all schools should allow this to help those teens who need extra sleep to function better.
Every year after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is the fantastically adorable "National Dog Show." While you were watching, did you realize not only that one of the dogs was from the area but that it almost took away Best in Show?
When you kid gets up for school in the morning, have you ever thought that maybe it's too early for them? If you do, there are some local school districts that agree with you and are looking to do something about it.
Towns all across the Capital Region will be holding Memorial Day services, parades, and activities over the upcoming long week. We've put together a map so you can easily find out what's going on nearest you.
Did you know that Memorial Day only became an official national holiday in 1971...