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What’s Going On in Long Island City, Queens? Oh, So Much.

Domaine Wine Bar. Photo Courtsey Liqcity

Best of Long Island City, Queens Where to Go for Great Food, Drink and Coffee in NYC’s often Ignored Neighborhood Long Island City is just one of those very odd yet quintessential New York City neighborhoods. First of all, the name is confusing as even well-seasoned visitors think that Long Island City is in Long [...]

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Don’t Blink and Miss Wink (Utica Blog)

Wink and Co. Photo by Amanda Taylor

Wink & Co., Utica, NY, Review A Cool Coffee and Consignment Shop in Utica NY It may seem like you are on a quest to find a hidden gem. As with all treasures worth finding, you have to brave a few unpleasant things. A side alley turned wind tunnel on a ferocious winter day, for [...]

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Restaurant Review: Amy’s Place (Northampton Blog)

Amy's Place. Photo Courtesy of Amy's Place

Restaurant Review: Amy’s Place, Northampton, MA A Hangout in the Northampton Area, with Outstanding Cheeseburgers: Amy’s Place When most people are looking for a great place to eat in Western Massachusetts, they look to Northampton with its plethora of food options. They have a few great Indian places, the fabulous Thai Garden, and various bars [...]

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Espionage and Intrigue: Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, Movie Review

Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Solider Spy: Film Review The Classic Cold War Thriller Comes to the Silver Screen: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tinker Tailor Solider Spy is a 1970s era spy thriller based on the book of the same name by John LeCarré. I use the term “thriller” lightly here since it’s not your typical nail-biting whodunit, [...]

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What’s the Buzz on the New BEAHIVE?

The Bar at the Albany Beahive. Photo Courtesy of BEAHIVE

Albany’s New BEAHIVE Beahive Opens a Branch in Albany In May 2009, a unique community building opened in Beacon, NY, along the Hudson River Valley. That winter, another similar place emerged in Kingston. These “third spaces”—not home or workplaces—became hives buzzing with collaborative ideas, as community members with strategic and creative skills came in and [...]

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Where To Turn The Dial… The Spirit of Radio in VT (Burlington Blog)

Burlington Radio

Where To Turn The Dial… (Burlington Blog) Variety on Burlington’s Top Radio Stations The winter is the season that I find myself most grateful for those sunny, clear days that invite a long drive with shades on and music blaring. Usually it’s a drive to the mountain, but no matter what, every time I take [...]

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I Can’t Draw, Therefore I Paint – The Ithaca Art Factory (Ithaca Blog)

The Ithaca Art Factory. Photo Courtesy of Ed Marion

Ithaca Art Factory A Fun Place for People who Have the Painting Bug A few weeks back, partner and her kids were seated around the kitchen table drawing. To be specific, they were drawing sock monkeys. I stood behind them, my hand cupping the morning mug of coffee, smiling and watching. “Don’t you want to [...]

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Top 5 Winter Exhibits in CT (Connecticut Blog)

Walker Evans, Joe’s Auto Graveyard, near Bethlehem, Pa., 1936

Top 5 Winter Exhibits in CT Not to Be Missed Photography, Art, History and Film in Connecticut It’s winter, and even if it’s not snowing where you are, it’s probably cold out. It’s also either unpleasantly wet or searingly dry, leaving you to wring slush out of your dripping-wet jeans one day and give yourself [...]

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Revisiting The Chronicles of Narnia, Movie Review

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Before Wizards and Vampires There Was a Lion, Witch and a Wardrobe The Chronicles of Narnia, Movie Review I caught The Chronicles of Narnia on TV last weekend and although I grew up reading and rereading the classic C.S. Lewis series, I confused the movie’s opening scene, London skies being bombarded by a Luftwaffe group, [...]

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Alex Morse: Holyoke’s New Mayor (Northampton Blog)

Alex Morse. Photo Courtesy of

Alex Morse, New Mayor of Holyoke New Mayor of Holyoke, MA Plans to Save the City There was once a time when America thrived economically. The American dream was still legitimate, and most citizens were so attached to the idea of loving this country that they hung the flag from their yards and flew it [...]

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