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Tag: Capital Region Gives Back

Greenfield Center’s Fossil Stone Farms Opening Tasting Room

When Mike Spiak decided to plant grapes on the family farm—which dates back to 1802—where he grew up, he never envisioned it growing into a full winery. Now, he is gearing up to open a rural-chic tasting room to provide vino lovers a chance to taste his wines among his treasured vineyards or in his new Amish-built, timber frame barn. “We started planting the...

Jena Antonucci: The 2023 Belmont Winner on Breaking Boundaries and All Things Belatoga

Trainer Jena Antonucci knew she had Arcangelo primed for the 155th Belmont Stakes as she watched him stride powerfully into a stalking position behind front-running National Treasure. As the final turn loomed, it was going to be a matter of opportunity. Would her horse, seemingly with no place to go in the 11/2-mile Test of the Champion, find room to unleash the overwhelming closing...
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Capital Region Gives Back: Humberto Chavez, Chaplain, New York Race Track Chaplaincy

The backstretch community—the stable workers who exercise, clean and care for the horses that race at Saratoga—are often called the backbone of the racing...

Capital Region Gives Back: Isabelle Franco, Volunteer Actor, Home Made Theater

Isabelle Franco has experienced the power of the performing arts firsthand. And she wants to make sure the next generation reaps the same benefits. Earlier...

Capital Region Gives Back: Mary Beth McGarrahan, Development Director, Franklin Community Center

In a city where homes regularly sell for more than $1 million and luxury condos seem to be sprouting up like weeds, it’s easy...

Capital Region Gives Back: Tom Politi, Architect, Veteran’s Time to Thrive

In 2019, a group of friends got together with the idea to develop an affordable housing project for veterans and active military personnel and...