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The Free George Round-Up of New Year’s Eve 2012 Events in the Area

New Years Eve

Things to Do New Year’s Eve 2012, from Albany to Lake Placid Parties, Celebrations and Yes, Fireworks Let’s face it: 2011 was a wacky year. But, with the end of each year comes the promise of a new beginning. We all make resolutions that we never keep, yet we embrace the celebration and the out [...]

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The New Year’s Edition: Best Bets for NYE in Ithaca

The Sim Redmond Band. Photo Courtesy The Sim Redmond Band

The New Year’s Edition: Best Bets for NYE in Ithaca New Year’s Eve Events in Ithaca The holidays are typically a quieter time in Ithaca. With most of the students gone, the full-time residents get a winter respite from the throngs of cars and crowds in all their favorite places. And honestly, there’s no better [...]

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A Saratoga Institution: Hattie’s Restaurant, Review

Chef Jasper’s Macaroni-n-Cheese. Photo by Aubree Cutkomp

Hattie’s: A Saratoga Institution Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Crab Slaw Salad…Hattie’s Has It It doesn’t get anymore Southern…or Saratoga than Hattie’s. Finding Southern home cooking in Saratoga Springs would sound about as likely as finding snow in July, but the fried chicken, collard greens, peach cobbler and rest of the carefully chosen menu is [...]

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Memories of Christmas: A Perspective on Decorating the Tree

Christmas Tree

Memories of Christmas: A Perspective on Decorating the Tree An Entertaining Look at the Holiday Tradition My mother has never been a big fan of Christmas or of holidays in particular. Two months in advance, her words precede the commercials which run the television programming: “It’s almost Christmas,” she says with good nature, but inside [...]

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Get Crafty this December: A Handmade Holiday Card

Handmade Holiday Card-Front. Photo by Heather Pilmar

How to Make Your Own Holiday Card Making Your Own Christmas Cards: A Homemade Way to Say Happy Holidays The holidays mean holiday cards. To avoid the hassle of trying to find that perfect card, I usually opt to make my own. Even if you’re not that crafty, it’s really pretty simple to create a [...]

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Laughs on Lark Comedy Showcase–Holiday Edition, Review

John Briggs and Peter Delocis of Mop & Bucket Co. and Jayne McBride at Laughs on Lark. Photo by Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt

Laughs on Lark, Review Local Comedians take the Stage for the Holidays We all know that comedians like to have fun. And what better time than the holidays to get them all together for some shenanigans, dirty humor, and merrymaking. I got my share of the fun this past week at Laughs on Lark, a [...]

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Weekly World News Update (Thursday, December 15, 2011)

Weekly World News Roundup, Week of December 15, 2011 The Free George Brings You the Weekly World News Motorcycle Passengers Banned to Prevent Assassinations HONDURAS: The nation’s Congress has voted in favor of banning motorcycle passengers following the murders of two high-profile victims. The law is expected to decrease murder rates as motorcycle passengers are [...]

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Beat the Holiday Madness in Utica (Utica Blog)

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Photo Courtesy MWPAI website

Utica Holiday Events for the Whole Family Fun Holiday Events in the Utica Area The chaos of the holiday season is probably beginning to wear on your nerves. Maybe you have even lost the holiday spirit. It can be hard getting past the traffic jams – on the roads and in stores; getting around Christmas [...]

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The Top 10 Coolest Shops in the Capital Region

Dirty Goblin Games

Fun Shops and Shopping in Albany & the Capital Region Capital Region’s Coolest Stores: Quirky Stuff, Clothes, Books, Games and Computers In Upstate New York, we have chain retail stores coming out our ears, restaurants of varying quality, and the same old, same old everything right in front of our faces. But search a little [...]

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A Holiday Classic Comes to Cohoes Music Hall: A Wonderful Life, Review

John Noble, left, plays villainous banker Henry F. Potter, and Brad Heikes plays George Bailey in the musical A Wonderful Life at Cohoes Music Hall. (Photo - Theresa M. Thibodeau)

A Wonderful Life, Cohoes Music Hall, Review The Holiday Classic is Now a Musical: A Wonderful Life at the Cohoes Music Hall There are definitely two camps when it comes to the film It’s a Wonderful Life. For some, the holidays aren’t the holidays without laughing and crying along with Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey [...]

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