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The Free George Roundup of August Craft Fairs: Get Crafty

Craft Fair

Even if you’re not an artist yourself, at some point you’ve probably dabbled in making crafts. Your finest creations are probably hiding out in some storage place in a remote corner of your basement right now. We can’t all be Picassos, but if you enjoy collecting handmade crafts, or finding that perfectly unique piece of [...]

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Get Your Week in Review of the Saratoga Races (Week ending 7/30)

Perfect Shirl, Photo by Adam Coglianese, NYRA.com

Despite changes to the schedule, the first seven days of racing was a success. The New York Racing Association, which runs the three flat tracks in the state of New York, moved the start date for the Saratoga meet up four days to make up for low attendance at Belmont Park in 2009. The total [...]

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Hot Tub Time Machine: Film Review

hot-tub-time-machine

If a hot tub time machine did exist, I would use it to go back in time and rent a better movie. Better yet, I’d go back in time and advise Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry to stay away from making this film; the actors are just too funny to be in such a lackluster [...]

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Garlic Bruschetta: An Excellent Italian Treat

Farm fresh summer tomatoes

One of the very best things about summertime is the availability of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store and farmer’s market. There are even online shops such as Heldeberg Market (www.heldebergmarket.com/) that provide farm bios and extensive product descriptions while allowing you to have your purchases sent to any location in Albany [...]

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VISION: A Photography Exhibit Celebrating Latino History in Saratoga

VISION: A Look at Life Behind the Scenes

Latino workers are a vital part of the economy in Saratoga County, yet their everyday work in the region’s restaurants, farms, and world-famous racetrack goes largely unnoticed. But on Tuesday, August 10th, a photography project by the Latino Community Advocacy Program (LCAP) will shed some light on the local Latino community. The exhibit, entitled “VISION: [...]

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Serving Up Another Fine Year of Films at the 2010 Ballston Spa Film Festival

French Roast

On August 6–7, 2010, the Ballston Spa Film Festival (BSFF) will return for its third year to the quaint Victorian village of Ballston Spa. The festival features a wide variety of short films from around the globe, created by student and professional filmmakers. All of the screenings are free and open to the public. The [...]

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A Typical Day at “The Office”: A Look into the Beloved Series

The Office

“Today is spring cleaning day here at Dunder Mifflin, and yes I know it’s January, I’m not an idiot, but if you do your spring cleaning in January, guess what you don’t have to do in the spring… anything.” This is a typical statement from Michael Scott, the often offensive and always oblivious boss of [...]

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Weekly World News Roundup: Stories from Around the Globe (July 28, 2010)

Mali: Possible Death of a French Hostage A failed rescue raid by French troops in Mali this past Thursday led to the revenge murder of the very hostage they were attempting to rescue on Saturday. The hostage, 72 year-old French citizen Michel Germaneau, was kidnapped this past April in Niger by the North African branch [...]

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Cool Off at the 2010 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships

Kim Navarro and Brent Bommetre

Click here for information and results on the 2011 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships. It may not be the first thing you think of in the midst of the August heat. But watching an ice skating competition can be a “refreshing” change to the (at times) oppressive heat of summer. This particular competition is pretty [...]

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SAWFest: For the Eclectic Music Lover

SAWFest

SAWFest is returning to Salem Art Works this Saturday, July 31st from 6pm-11pm. This year’s music festival will feature performances by local bands The Mathematicians, Beware! the Other Head of Science, The Woodshed Boys, The Troy Chainsaw Ensemble and, from a little farther away, the Brooklyn-based Horse’s Mouth. SAWFest, for anyone who hasn’t had the [...]

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