"The Sanctuary for Independent Media builds community through food"

Date published: 08/25/2015
Publication: Albany Times Union

The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s radical urban gardening

 Published 6:13 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is housed in a converted historic church in North Troy. …

Shedding light on the issues: Breathing Lights effort to raise awareness of abandoned buildings

TROY >> Abandoned buildings in the city’s North Central neighborhood will show signs of life for at least a couple months next fall as part of a multi-city public art program.

A coalition of more than two dozen local organizations hope to shed an artistic light on the widespread impact of vacant properties …

"Troy event explores alternative views of mental health"

Date published: 11/20/2015
Publication: Albany Times Union

Filmmakers provide perspective of people with direct experience

By Claire Hughes

Troy–Sera Davidow credits her unwillingness to comply with mental health professionals’ orders with “saving her life.”

The advocate, activist and filmmaker had six diagnoses of mental …

"Thankful to serve others"

Date published: 11/11/2015
Publication: Albany Times Union

New programs, strategies are now going beyond soup kitchens in region

By Steve Barnes

Raven Kalter and her three kids—13, 10 and 4—have been going out to eat five nights a week since the beginning of this month.

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