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Stephanie Rivas


Albany, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Stephanie:

Saratoga native keeps Ukraine in the spotlight with first pitch

One Saratoga Springs native has been dedicated to helping families in Ukraine for the past five months. This summer, New York’s top Major League Baseball team has decided to join his efforts. → Read More

BetterU Program offers free health overhaul to 12 local women

Heart Disease is the leading health risk for women and the number one cause of death. This month, the American Heart Association is launching a program to raise awareness and change the lives of 12 local women with a heart health improvement program. → Read More

Ka-pow! Cosplay culture booms in Capital Region

It’s like Halloween but all year round. Cosplay is the act of dressing up as your favorite movie or comic book character, and cosplayers in the Capital Region are bringing their unique passion to the masses. → Read More

Upside Update: Ravena swimmer takes home gold at Special Olympics

Rebecca Shook, a swimmer from Ravena, put in countless hours of work creating one-of-a-kind bracelets and selling them to afford her trip to the 2022 Special Olympics in Orlando this year. Her sales paid off. Shook purchased her first plane ticket to Florida and took home a gold medal back to Ravena. → Read More

Alzheimer’s awareness: Neurologist on treatment and prevention

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s—a progressive brain disorder that harms memory and other mental functions—is the most common form of dementia. → Read More

Eight-year-old says goodbye to leukemia with first pitch at Fenway

An 8-year-old Niskayuna boy diagnosed with leukemia is now in remission after five rounds of chemotherapy and six months of care at Boston Children’s Hospital. To mark the occasion, a Major League Baseball team asked him to throw out the first pitch. → Read More

Epilepsy awareness: Debunking seizure symptom myths

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States and can impact women and men. An estimated 3.4 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy, but there are countless misconceptions about symptoms and treatments. → Read More

The Upside: Former Albany Tulip Queen hosts Royal Ball

The tradition of crowning a Tulip Queen goes back 74 years in Albany history. Each queen holds the crown for one trip around the sun. However, this year, one former queen received a surprising offer from the city to continue her reign by hosting the 2022 Royal Tulip Ball. → Read More

Fitness pro celebrates 10 years sober by opening new gym

A local fitness pro is on a mission to lift weights while lifting the spirits of countless women across the Capital Region. Heather Matthews overcame addiction 10 years ago and has opened up her dream gym to instill confidence in others. → Read More

The Upside: Dog greeter eases fears at local dental practice

A Coxsackie dental practice has a new take on calming fears during visits, and all it takes is one furry staff member. → Read More

Greene County Vietnam Vets to build monument for fallen

A group of Vietnam War Veterans in Greene County is on a mission to build a monument to honor their brothers in arms who paid the ultimate sacrifice during that war. Seventeen names are etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington D.C. but come this September, they will be back in their hometown to be remembered by those who know them best. → Read More

Women’s Health: How do I get better sleep?

It’s something everyone seems to want more of—sleep. Getting Quality Z’s plays a vital role in your physical and mental health. However, getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep is a struggle for many adult Americans. → Read More

Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade Countdown: Musical family continues legacy

The iconic sounds of the Albany St. Patrick’s Day parade are hard to forget. With instruments in tow, one local Irish family has been a part of making that musical magic for over 50 years. → Read More

The Upside: Puppy visits bring smiles to Troy nursing home

A Troy nursing home has a new kind of regular visitor that is bringing puppy love to the halls of the facility. Ralphie is a spunky three-month-old toy poodle and Collar City Rehabilitation has become one of her favorite spots to meet new friends. → Read More

Dancing into Valentine’s Day one step at a time

Martha Graham once said, “dance is the language of the hidden soul.” One Malta woman proved that stepping onto the dance floor at Saratoga’s Fred Astaire Dance Studio was the key to keeping love alive in her life. Ten years ago, Mary Ellen Walsh needed an outlet as she cared for her husband suffering from Alzheimer’s. → Read More

The Upside: Galentine’s Day at llama farm raises money for Shelters of Saratoga

Did you know there is a holiday that’s all about appreciating your female friendships? It’s called Galentine’s Day, and it always falls on the day before Valentine’s Day. This year, a group of local women has decided to celebrate gal pals for a good cause at Dakota Ridge Farm in Ballston Spa. → Read More

Catskill Fire Company celebrates 100-year-old tradition around the dinner table

The Catskill Fire Department is made up of all volunteers. This week, they celebrated their 100-year-old tradition of camaraderie around the dinner table. → Read More

Judge grants stay to keep NY indoor mask mandate in place—for now

Appellate Court Judge granted a stay on January 25 to keep New York State’s indoor mask mandate in place as the case continues to move through the NYS court system. → Read More

Schenectady City School District bolsters safety strategies and therapy programs

Schenectady School District implemented a joint training on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention with school staff and Schenectady Police Officers. In the same week, a mother of a Schenectady High student claimed a violent incident occurred that involved her son. → Read More

The Upside: Schodack Police give back to kind community member

One Schodack woman comes to visit officers at the Police Department several times a week just to thank them for their service. This week, officers found a way to return her kindness during the cold weather. → Read More