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The Balloons Are Back: A Preview of the 2014 Cambridge Balloon Festival »

Colors and Shapes Once Again Fill the Cambridge Skies Cambridge Prepares for the 2014 Balloon Festival: June 6-8, 2014 Organized and sponsored by the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce, the 14th Annual Cambridge Balloon…

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A Preview of the 2014 Food to Farm Festival in Glens Falls »

2014 Food to Farm Festival

Organic Alternatives and Good Food in Glens Falls on May 24 Food to Farm Festival Comes to Crandall Park On May 8, 2014, Vermonts Governor Peter Shumlin signed an important bill that would…

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Human Sacrifice Comes to Glens Falls »

Production sketch for Human Sacrifice.

A Family Friendly Performance Piece in Crandall Park Blood and Guts Galore in Ten Hour Marathon Art Installation This Friday, April 4, 2014, a unique performance piece will come to Glens Falls. Produced…

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Insects Sing and Dance at Proctors on March 21st, Preview »

The Omaha Theatre Company's production of Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly. Phot Courtesy of Owen Carey.

Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly Comes to Proctors Doreen Cronin’s Inventive Children’s Books Transformed into a Stage Musical If you’re a fan of Doreen Cronin’s children’s books, then you’ll…

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Features

The Latest Offering from Yes: Heaven and Earth, CD Review »

Yes, Heaven and Earth (2014)

Yes Returns with a Pleasant, if Not Entirely Memorable Effort Yes: Heaven and Earth, CD Review As a diehard…

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Boston Strong and the Aftermath of the Red Sox Victory »

The Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series. Photo Courtesy of solecollector.com

A Red Sox Fan’s Reaction to the World Series Victory Can a Baseball Team Fully Represent the Character of…

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How White-Nosed Syndrome is Affecting Bats in Upstate New York »

White-Nosed Syndrome (WTS) has destroyed 90 percent of the northern bat population. Photo Courtesy of Mother Nature Network.

Attempts to Cure an Epidemic Affecting Bats in New York The Bat Health Crisis in Upstate New York Most…

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No Sitting on the Grass at J. Walter Juckett Park…Seriously! »

J. Walter Juckett Park in Hudson Falls. Photo Courtesy of villageofhudsonfalls.com

Village Ordinance Attempts to Curb Loitering in Hudson Falls Controversial Law Bans Sitting on the Grass at J. Walter…

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Earthquakes in the Adirondacks: Why Seismic Activity is a Common Occurence »

Seismic Activity in New York State. Chart Courtesy of the New York State Museum

Seismic Activity in Upstate New York Numerous Fault Lines Exist in the Adirondacks Warrensburg residents were awakened Sunday morning…

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NY’s Abandoned Churches: Should We Destroy Them to Build More Supermarkets? »

The Destruction of St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet. Photo Courtesy of Michael DeMasi-The Business Review

The Fate of Abandoned Churches in Upstate New York Unique Ways to Preserve These Marvels of Architecture The demise…

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Kate Mullany: An Activist and Leader in the 19th Century Labor and Women’s Movements »

The Kate Mullany House in Troy, NY. Photo Courtesy of Daniel Case.

Kate Mullany and the Collar Laundry Union in Troy One Woman’s Goal to Improve Working Conditions for Women Imagine…

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  • Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville, NY

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The Latest Offering from Yes: Heaven and Earth, CD Review »

Yes Returns with a Pleasant, if Not Entirely Memorable Effort Yes: Heaven and Earth, CD Review As a diehard Yes fan, I find it extremely difficult to write a negative review of their music, but their latest album, Heaven and Earth, is not one of their greatest. It’s certainly a pleasant listen, but it isn’t…

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Yes, Heaven and Earth (2014)

2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: Reviews of Mel Brooks and North Country Shorts »

Documentaries and Local Filmmakers at the LPFF Mel Brooks and North Country Shorts, Reviews Writer’s note: So sorry this was not posted earlier! Having been officiating at a figure skating competition and as secretary of the Skating Club of Lake Placid, I have had to delay this review until now. The Lake Placid Film Forum…

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Mel Brooks directing Silent Movie in 1976.

Experiencing Yaddo First-Hand: An Interview with Cartoonist Dean Haspiel »

Dean Haspiel on His Experience at Yaddo A Look Inside the Artists’ Community By Dave Bower The Yaddo artists’ community in Saratoga Springs has served as a retreat for close to 6,000 of America’s most celebrated artists, writers and composers, including Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote,…

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Dean Haspiel at the Yaddo Mansion

The Night Circus: A Worthwhile Last Minute Summer Read »


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Magic, Mystery and Romance in the 19th Century The Night Circus: Book Review Living in the northeast, it’s hard not to feel a bit weary as summer fades into fall and the daylight hours begin to diminish. The cool evenings are a subtle reminder that soon everything will be covered in snow again, and the…

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Moonlight and Magnolias—Behind the Scenes of Gone with the Wind at the Lake George Dinner Theatre »

Moonlight and Magnolias at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, Review Behind the Scenes of Gone with the Wind The year is 1939. In the confines of Hollywood producer, David O. Selznick’s office, history is about to be made. Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling Civil War era novel, Gone with the Wind, is about to be made into a…

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Ben Hecht (Jarel Davidow) struggles to put the finishing touches on the screenplay for Gone With the Wind while David O. Selznick (Jonathan Cantor) and Victor Fleming (Aaron Holbritter) look on in the Lake George Dinner Theatre production of MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, running July 11 thru October 12 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George. Box office at (518) 668-5762 ext. 411.

Louis C.K.’s Successful Transition to Prime Time TV: A Review of Louie »

Louis C.K. Abstracts the Everyday Experience The Veteran Comedian Takes to the Airwaves in Louie, Review Louis C.K. is the kind of comedian who can use shock humor without being predictable. His sarcastic tone indicates a deeper understanding of how language often sells us short nowadays. His sardonic wit narrows in on criticizing others without…

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Louis C.K. in Louie. Photo Courtesy of Salon

City Blogs

Olympic Champions Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov in the 1960s. Photo Courtesy of The Red List.

Former and Future Olympians at Lake Placid’s Holiday Dream on Ice »

Celebrate Ice Skating and the Holidays in Lake Placid Lake Placid Holiday Dreams on Ice, Preview It’s not winter yet, but it sure feels like it. As the weather gets…

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Food/Drink

Co-ops: A Great Way to Spice Up Your Grocery Shopping Routine »

The Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany. Photo Courtesy of Groupon

What Several Area Food Co-ops Have to Offer Local Alternatives to Chain Supermarkets My dad is the only person I know that…

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How to Deal With Gluten Intolerance »

Members of the bread family, which contain gluten. Photo Courtesy Dr. Mark Hyman

Gluten Sensitivity and Related Health Issues That Crazy Little Thing Called Gluten Among food-related buzz words like low-fat and vegetarian, a new…

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HINGE: A Doorway To Quality Beer and Entertainment (Northampton Blog) »

Hinge in Northampton, MA. Photo Courtesy of Hinge

Hinge: A Hip Hangout in Northampton Four Floors of Quality Beer and Entertainment Hinge is a fascinating restaurant/bar in Northampton which sports…

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Cafés Through a Barista’s Eyes: Who Has the Best Coffee in Albany? »

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Searching for the Best Cup of Coffee in Albany Cafés Through a Barista’s Eyes Being a Barista is one of the best and…

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2014 Food to Farm Festival

A Preview of the 2014 Food to Farm Festival in Glens Falls »

Organic Alternatives and Good Food in Glens Falls on May 24 Food to Farm Festival Comes to Crandall Park On May 8, 2014, Vermonts Governor Peter Shumlin signed an important…

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Angry Clams. Photo Courtesy of The Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival.

Wine & Dine for the Arts at the Albany Hilton, Preview »

The Holidays are Over: Time to Keep Eating! A Preview of the 5th Annual Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival If you’re suffering from cabin fever from all the…

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New Outdoor Skywalk Planned for The Wild Center in Tupper Lake »

A Walk on the Wild Side at the Wild Center The Wild Center Plans a Treetop Walk Hinging on state regulatory approval and fundraising efforts, the Wild Center hopes to bring a new attraction called the ‘Treetop walk’ to the public by 2015. Similar in concept to the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped steel structure with glass…

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The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY

Boston Strong and the Aftermath of the Red Sox Victory »

A Red Sox Fan’s Reaction to the World Series Victory Can a Baseball Team Fully Represent the Character of a City? Does a sports team effectively represent the area whose location it carries with its name? For instance, do the New York Yankees represent the spirit and character of New Yorkers? If so, that would…

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The Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series. Photo Courtesy of solecollector.com

A Preview of the 2014 Food to Farm Festival in Glens Falls »

Organic Alternatives and Good Food in Glens Falls on May 24 Food to Farm Festival Comes to Crandall Park On May 8, 2014, Vermonts Governor Peter Shumlin signed an important bill that would require all food manufacturers to label their products that contain genetically modified organisms (or GMOs). The actual bill will not become effective…

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2014 Food to Farm Festival

Six New Year’s Resolutions Not To Make »

Six New Year’s Resolutions Not To Make How many stop smoking, stop drinking, stop doing something resolutions have gone to the wayside with that first cup of strong coffee and bottle of aspirin at the start of the New Year? It’s so bad in fact that it’s caused some of us to stop making New…

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New Year's Resolutions. Photo Courtesy 5 Minutes For Mom

Deep in the Heart of the Berkshires: The Hampton Terrace in Lenox, Mass »

Hampton Terrace: 91 Walker Street in Lenox, Massachusetts A Great Place to Kick Back and Relax in the Berkshires Thinking of venturing to the Berkshires for the weekend? It’s a great place to spend a few days, and right in the heart of the area is a very charming B&B that not only is connected…

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Hampton Terrace. Photo Courtesy of Jumping Rocks
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