RENSSELAERVILLE — ’Tis the season for a ride into the country to view the changing leaves. What would make the excursion perfect is a stop for some prize-winning chili in a charming mountain village decked out in fall colors.
By the time firefighters arrived, Fort Hunter's assistant chief said, the fire was “90-percent involved” and had to be fought in “defensive mode,” meaning attacking it from a safe distance, and trying to prevent it from spreading to other neighborhood buildings.
Two friends, a hair stylist and a manicurist, are taking a recent beauty school graduate under their wing in a gender-neutral salon. First-time business owner Sarah McDonald used to work in a hair salon at the same location.
Tahlia Hadley will never forget the warmth of the elderly woman, a stranger, whose home she painted. Now the youth minister for St. Madeleine Parish, she is organizing a Christian work camp to help the needy in Guilderland next July.
We all live in the same world but think and feel in different ones, as Walter Lippmann observed when he launched the modern use of "stereotype." We must resist the urge to simplify by categorizing others, and see instead in three-dimensional shades of gray.