"It still comes out to about five to seven dollars an hour," Nivene Rophael said of cake-making profits. "I'm very detail-oriented."

The Albany man was arrested in March 2014 during a motel drug bust on Western Avenue.

Guilderland resident Aaron Mair envisions standing with Barack Obama at Yosemite as a modern recasting of an iconic image of John Muir, the club's founder, with Theodore Roosevelt.

In the last week, veterans were acknowledged and fallen soldiers were remembered in separate ceremonies in Altamont, for Loyalty Day and the Memorial Day parade.

Nivene Rophael has been making cakes completely by hand, customized for their occasions, from her home ever since she saw the price tag of a Finding Nemo cake for her son's birthday.

Fazana Ismail says kids who help out at her birthday parites for homless children come to realize "These kids are just like them."

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