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A Preview of the 2012 Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival in Saranac Lake

2012 Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival in Saranac Lake. Photo Courtesy Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce

Over 50 Events including Music, Art, Boats, Food and More Saranac Lake Arts and Heritage Festival, Preview If you’re looking for fresh air, healthy food, and fun, the 2012 Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival may be the ticket. The festival will run Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 8th at locations throughout Saranac Lake. The 10-day festival [...]

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Chester A. Arthur and His Connection to Washington County

Chester A. Arthur

Little Known Facts about Chester A. Arthur Chester Arthur’s Ties to Greenwich, New York Often in history giants like Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt overshadow lesser known presidents such as Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States. We forget their achievements were made to form a better nation and improve the [...]

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Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera at the Lake Placid Film Forum, Review

Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Highlights from this Year’s Lake Placid Film Forum Vertov’s Classic Film Creates a New Cinematic Language Man with a Movie Camera is a movie experience unlike any other. And in the Palace Theatre, with a live musical score provided by Jeff Barker on the theatre’s famous pipe organ, it was even more extraordinary. Before the [...]

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The Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now, CD Review

The Tallest Man on Earth: There's no Leaving Now (2012)

The Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now, CD Review The Latest Recording from Singer/Songwriter Kristian Matsson Since I heard the first rambling notes and words sung by Kristian Matsson, the Swedish singer-songwriter who performs and records under the self-deprecating title The Tallest Man on Earth (Matsson himself is easily under 6 feet tall) back [...]

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Cafés Through a Barista’s Eyes: Who Has the Best Coffee in Albany?

The Daily Grind

Searching for the Best Cup of Coffee in Albany Cafés Through a Barista’s Eyes Being a Barista is one of the best and worst food service jobs you can get. Once you’re trained, there’s almost no end to the number of tantalizing beverage concoctions you can whip up. Not to mention how good it feels to [...]

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Despite a Devastating Fire, AnimalKind Continues to Help Animals

Aftermath of the Fire at the AnimalKind Shelter in Hudson. Photo Courtesy AnimalKind

AnimalKind in Hudson, NY Local Shelter Devoted to Helping Animals Suffers Tragic Fire A fire early in May caused damage to AnimalKind’s shelter in Hudson, forcing Katrin Hecker, the founder to move her rescue animals to a temporary home at The Warren Inn Motel. Despite the recent set-back in the 12 years AnimalKind has served [...]

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Summer Series Part One: Stowe, Vermont

The Stoweflake Resort and Spa. Photo Courtesy of Stoweflake

Summer Vacations in Stowe, Vermont Spas, Balloons and Great Food in the Green Mountains Keeping in theme with the severe summer weather bringing days filled with rain to Vermont from time to time, I found myself indulging in yet another one of the regional hidden gems. The place is Stowe, VT; though it may look [...]

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Meat Minus the Drug Cocktail: Chipotle’s Push for Better Pork

Pork. Photo Courtesy of Care2 Healthy Living

An Argument for Antibiotic Resistance Chipotle’s Locally Grown Initiative The story about the food industry can start to sound the same after a while: under pressure from consumers, a chain with disproportionate market share and purchasing power makes a change that sends quick ripples through the industry. This can be both encouraging and scary. Encouraging that [...]

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Four Days of Music, Art & Entertainment: Saratoga Arts Fest

Kristin Hersh

Saratoga Arts Fest 2012 The Return of the Four Day Celebration This year’s Saratoga Arts Fest begins its annual four day celebration on June 7th, and as always the list of activities this year is impressive. Celebrating the many different forms of arts, from music and dance to visual art, film, theater, and literature, this year’s festival will [...]

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A New Take on DIY: An Interview with Louise Chicoine of Rabbit Rabbit (Northampton Blog)

Rabbit Rabbit. Photo courtesy of Ada

Northampton’s New Musical Sound: Rabbit Rabbit A New Take on DIY: An Interview with Louise Chicoine of Rabbit Rabbit Take a look at the world surrounding you. Notice how much of it has been developed upon, robbed of its roots and replaced by steel rods and concrete. Hopefully you have just come to the same [...]

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