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Rain Gardens – Managing your Water Resources Naturally

A Rain Garden

Rain Gardens – Managing your Water Resources Naturally Making a Rain Garden A developed urban environment – even a rural or suburban residential environment – is comprised of many impervious surfaces that rain hits and quickly runs off, such as driveways, roofs and sidewalks. Instead of percolating gradually into soil and recharging groundwater, the rainfall [...]

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November Is…Interesting Facts about the Month of November

Louisa May Alcott

Interesting Facts about the Month of November November is: Fun Facts about November We all know about All Saints’ Day (November 1), Election Day (November 8), Veterans Day (November 11), and, of course, Thanksgiving Day (November 24). Here are some lesser-known facts about the month more easily identified by turkeys and patriotism. National Split Pea [...]

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Weekly World News Roundup (Thursday October 27th, 2011)

Weekly World News Update A Roundup of the World’s Top News Stories from The Free George Horse Keels Over and Dies in Park US: Onlookers stood by in shock as a horse collapsed and died on its way to Central Park. The horse was traveling from its stables in the west of Manhattan at around [...]

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Television Gets Scary: Reviews of “American Horror Story” and “Supernatural”

Dylan McDermott in "American Horror Story"

“American Horror Story” vs. “Supernatural”: Who’s Scarier? Best Scary TV Shows: “American Horror Story” vs. “Supernatural” I’ve never been a huge fan of horror movies. I was one of those kids who was scared by the “Thriller” music video instead of amused by its campiness, and while other kids in middle school were excitedly talking [...]

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Occupy Wall Street Comes to Utica (Utica Blog)

Occupy Utica. Photo by Amanda Taylor

Occupy Wall Street Heads to Utica, NY Occupy Wall Street Spreads Further into NYS On October 13th, the people of Oneida County gathered at the intersection of Lafayette and Genesee in downtown Utica to protest corporate greed … and they are still there. The Occupy Utica protests drew inspiration from the Occupy Wall Street protests, [...]

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Haunted Ithaca: Halloween Best Bets (Ithaca Blog)

The Haunted Tour

Things to Do on Halloween in Ithaca Ithaca Halloween Events: Haunted Cocktails, History Tours, Ghost Stories and The Shining I’d like to clear the air about something. I’m pretty sure in the past I’ve claimed to not like Halloween. I haven’t been completely honest. It’s not the holiday, but rather the dressing up. Other people [...]

| Posted in City Blogs,Ithaca,The Ithaca Scene | Read More »

Mean Streets: The Toughness Behind The Place Beyond The Pines

Ryan Gosling on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines

Behind the Scenes of The Place Beyond The Pines A Look at the Upcoming Film, The Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling, Filmed on Location in Schenectady On a crowded New York City street, two men are in a fight. The scuffle is caught on video by a couple of young women who are, [...]

| Posted in Albany,Articles,Articles,Arts/Entertainment,City Blogs,Community News,Features,Film,Interviews,Interviews,News,Schenectady | Read More »

Halloween Happenings in Northampton (Northampton Blog)

Halloween Means Candy

Things to Do on Halloween in Northampton Halloween Events in Northampton 2011: Monsters, Mazes and Plenty of Live Music On any given night in Northampton, you’re bound to find something fun to do, whether that means taking in a show, checking out a local art gallery, trying a new restaurant, or simply hitting the bars [...]

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The Haunted Catskills: Plus Fun Halloween Events (Catskills Blog)

Zombie Walk

The Catskills’ Most Haunted Places Halloween Events in the Catskills & Ulster County It’s Halloween in the Catskill/Ulster area and this is one of the spookiest places in the country during the month of October. The traditional setting of fires to ward off ghosts has now evolved into dressing up like ghosts and evil spirits [...]

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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist

Joel Abelove with One of His Kids

An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist By Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt Joel Abelove is a 6-foot-tall lawyer that lives with his wife, two children and cat, Oreo, in the Capital District. His warm welcoming smile and love for animals are only a few of his great attributes. He [...]

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