Hoffman's Playland was an amusement park in Latham from 1952 until 2014. I went there almost every weekend as a kid and even got to take my son Ryan a few times before it closed. Even though many of the rides were relocated to Huck Finn's Playland in Albany, Hoffman's holds a soft spot in my heart. Take a look at the now-abandoned Hoffman's Playland.
When it's hard to make sense of the world especially to our children, we can always turn to Sesame Street. Now our favorite muppets have teamed up with CNN for a special called "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism".
The Mechanicville School District and the community have come together in these tough times to make sure all of the children in the city get fed while school is out. I am so proud to be from Mechanicville.
There is something amazing about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Not only do the doctors do whatever it takes to try and cure these kids battling cancer, but it is a place full of hope and promise. Inside the hospital, there is a wall that illustrates the "ABCs of Cancer".