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Things to Do in the Lake George Region: Warren & Washington Counties (Week of January 31, 2011)

Things to Do in Lake George blog, Winter

Expect to see the streets of Lake George aflutter come February 5th, with the start of this year’s Winter Carnival. A super special occasion for all those involved, the carnival is preparing to celebrate its big 5-0. Here are some quick highlights of what’s in the works: hot air tether balloon rides, cook-offs, dog sled [...]

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Northampton on Exhibit: “Where Are You?”

A Drawing by Amy Mendes

A local tattoo parlor is typically where one would go to get permanently branded, and not the first place one would seek out an art exhibition that explores the cozy memories of childhood. Living Arts Tattoo Studio, however, doubles as an eclectic art gallery, and their current exhibit is based on nostalgia and a return [...]

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14 Cool and Fresh Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

How to Make Love Book

Hey there, Big Spender. Want to make Valentine’s Day more fun? If you find that you’re scratching your head again ’cause you just don’t know what to get your “other” this Valentine’s Day, here’s the good news: Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean just jewelry, flowers and candy. In fact, a little creative gift giving [...]

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Why Archives Matter: A Traveling Exhibit at the Slate Valley Musem

Why Archives Matter: Slate Valley Museum, Granville

“Why Archives Matter” is a traveling exhibit provided by Museumwise, in association with The South Central Region of the Documentary Heritage Program. Right now this exhibit is residing at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, New York. The traveling exhibit consists of four large panels that detail what archives are, how they are maintained, and [...]

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This Is the Song that Doesn’t End: A Preview of HBO’s Upcoming Series “Game of Thrones”

HBO Game of Thrones

First and foremost (and not to knock or belittle the fantasy-reading community), I am not an avid reader of the fantasy genre. There’s a commonality among the folks who tirelessly attend conventions and renaissance festivals, an energy and enthusiasm that I simply do not possess – not just with regard to costumes and role play, [...]

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Italian Specialty Items: Where to Find Them in Schenectady

Perreca's, Schenectady

Foreign specialty foods are often hard to come by unless you know where to look. While major grocery stores such as Hannaford and Price Chopper are starting to feature special aisles with unique ethnic selections, most of the really obscure ingredients seen on your favorite cooking shows or food blogs are still sold only in [...]

| Posted in Fine and Found Foods,Food/Drink,For the Foodie,Schenectady | Read More »

Much Ado About Eating: Schenectady Restaurant Week 2011

Schenectady Restaurant Week 2011

I know. I know. Some of you are depressed that you missed Saratoga Restaurant Week (like me). Others of you who did experience it are going into withdrawal now that it’s over. Thank heavens Schenectady Restaurant Week is giving us a second chance at excellently priced three-course meals. The following restaurants are participating in Schenectady [...]

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Pop-Up New York: The Retail Trend That’s Defying the Recession

An Indoor Pop-Up Park, Openhouse Gallery

As a teenager in Europe, I would often frequent the outdoors markets on the weekends. Usually, I accompanied my mother or aunt and I always looked forward to it. I would save as much as my pocket money as possible just for this weekend ritual; that strangely ended in someone in our group buying meat [...]

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Best Mountains for Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks

Best Winter Sports Mountains in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks, Skiing

Upstate NY & the Adirondacks offer a variety of options for the skier, snowboarder and tuber, from large to medium to small-sized mountains, all of which are geared towards various skill levels. So whether it’s simply a fun day out with the fam or friends you’re looking for, or the best trails the area has [...]

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Tai Chi: Things to Do in Burlington (January 27, 2011)

Touchstone Healing Arts, Burlington

Tucked away in the utilitarian corridors of downtown Burlington is a balm for what plagues your spirit – but you have to find it first. Janet Makaris’s T’ai Chi class runs four days a week at locations around the state, but the humble rented space at Touchstone Healing Arts on St. Paul Street was her [...]

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