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When Even the Weeds Won’t Grow: Severe Drought Across Farm Country

Drought in Texas

Severe Drought Across Farm Country In a striking about-face from spring’s weather, farmers across the South and Midwest now contend with, in many cases, record-breaking hot and dry weather. An exceptionally damp, cool spring brought persistent rains that stalled planting across the Corn Belt, especially in Indiana and Ohio. Now that crops are behind schedule, [...]

| Posted in Farming,Farming/Gardening,News | Read More »

A Family Reunion: African-American Family Day at Empire State Plaza

Rob Murat

African-American Family Day at Empire State Plaza Featuring the theme of “A Family Reunion,” the annual African-American Family Day sponsored by McDonald’s will be held at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Saturday, August 6 from 12pm-7pm. The event is dedicated to embodying the five Community Principles of family, love, peace, unity and respect. [...]

| Posted in Albany,Around Town,Arts/Entertainment,City Blogs,Events,Festivals,George's Picks,Music | Read More »

Wedded Perfection Comes to Munson-Williams Proctor Art Institute (Utica Blog)

Wedded Perfection at Munson-Williams Proctor Art Institute. Photo by Amanda Taylor

Wedded Perfection at the Munson-Williams Proctor Art Institute Prepare to plan your dream wedding dress. Or at least be grateful that this century has a lot more options when it comes to gown design. The Munson-Williams Proctor Art Institute is currently hosting an exhibit dedicated to Wedded Perfection. Featured in the Museum of Art, this [...]

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Hogwarts and All: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2: Film Review After thirteen years of seven novels and 8 films, not to mention various incarnations in other media; the Harry Potter franchise has had its (seemingly) last hurrah with the release of Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. How should I feel about this? This is a difficult question [...]

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A Comical Feast: Lake George Dinner Theatre’s Skin Deep

Skin Deep, Lake George Dinner Theatre

Skin Deep at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, Review Outrageously funny one-liners and a refreshingly human and topical subject matter make the Lake George Dinner Theatre’s current production of Skin Deep one of this summer’s biggest hits. A charming comedy that looks at serious issues, without resorting to being overly preachy, Skin Deep uses the [...]

| Posted in Around Town,Articles,Arts/Entertainment,City Blogs,Current Shows,Events,Features,George's Picks,Lake George Region-Warren County,Reviews,Theatre & Dance | Read More »

How to Stay Cool this Summer in the Catskills (Catskills Blog)

Bellaerye Beach

How to Stay Cool this Summer in the Catskills Things have heated up the past few weeks and not just on reality shows. With the heat of mid-July reaching the surface temperature of the sun, some of us have hidden inside, clicking our heels three times incanting “there’s no time like fall.” We’re going to [...]

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It Comes Naturally: An Interview with Author Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George

Author Jean Craighead George, Guest of Honor at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers By Aubree Cutkomp Jean Craighead George is the author of over one hundred books for young adults, including the Bildungsromans My Side of the Mountain (Newbery Honor Book, 1960) and Julie of the Wolves (Newbery Award Winner, 1973). All of her books [...]

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Keeping Cool at Grassroots, or the Bro-ing of the American Festival (Ithaca Blog)

Grassroots attendees cool off with a little help from a fire hose. Photo by Eric Moll

Grassroots Festival 2011 Review This year’s Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance was held at the height of a hot, withering drought in the Finger Lakes, and people were feeling thirsty. I know because I earned my ticket by volunteering for 14 hours as a filler and re-filler of collectible Grassroots mugs. A fresh mug [...]

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Lake Placid Ironman 2011 Results

lake placid ironman

Lake Placid Ironman The annual experience that is the Ironman triathlon is difficult to put into words. It all starts in May, when the triathletes come to the area to practice on the actual course. Throughout the summer, the amount of triathletes increase until it is a veritable athlete village, where bikers, runners, and swimmers [...]

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A Look Back at Lake George Boat Racer George Reis and El Lagarto

El Lagarto

Lake George Boat Racer, George Reis, and El Lagarto–The Leaping Lizard of Lake George Lake George, NY is well known for the things that have taken place around its shores. Famous millionaires visited the lake during the summers; important artists and other persons of interest have called the lake “home” over the years. But the [...]

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