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Experiencing the Wild West: Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne

The Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne. Photo Courtesy Painted Pony Rodeo

A Wild West Experience in the Adirondacks Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne Of all the many exciting things to do this summer, the experience of seeing the Wild West show at The Painted Pony Rodeo is an affordable adventure not to be missed. The western tradition is very much alive when the sun begins [...]

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Blue Man Group at Proctors, Review

The Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group at Proctors: A Must See For Anyone Who Needs A Good Laugh Experimental Music and Plenty of Laughs True or False: Three grown men, dressed entirely in black, and painted a vivid shade of neon blue left audience members cheering and applauding for an encore. True! On Friday and Saturday, July 21-22, [...]

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Summer Ain’t Over Yet: Upcoming Events in August

The Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale

Capital Region and Adirondack Events, August 2012 Some Stuff and Things Going on in August As the summer still rages on, there are plenty of fun stuff and things going on throughout the area, including film, antiques, music, sports, tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and Totie Fields and even a cutthroat cardboard boat race. ALBANY COUNTY [...]

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The Dark Knight Rises, Movie Review

Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan, 2012)

The Final Installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy The Dark Knight Rises, Movie Review Here we are. After the months, nay, years of speculating, hoping, wishing and dreaming, the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy is finally upon us with The Dark Knight Rises. There are two questions everyone is asking about this [...]

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Third Annual Tour de Farm Returns to Hand Melon Farm on July 29

Tour de Farm. Photo Courtesy of The Greenhorns

A Full Day of Bicycling in Greenwich The Third Annual Tour de Farm at Hand Melon Farm Check the tires, grease the chain, and strap on a helmet: it’s time for the third annual Tour de Farm! Presented by the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and Saratoga P.L.A.N., Tour de Farm is a recreational bicycle tour [...]

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Seventy People in Aurora, Colorado

Vigil for the Victims in Aurora, Colorado. Photo Courtesy Ted S. Warren/AP

Another Mass Shooting and our Politicians Still Drag their Feet Seventy People in Aurora, Colorado Over the past few days we have been bombarded by media therapists, profilers and experts attempting to understand the psyche of James Holmes, who shot 70 people (seriously injuring 58 and killing 12) during a late night screening of The [...]

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Big Apple Circus in Lake George Sparks Imagination, Review

One of the many acrobats at the Big Apple Circus. Photo courtesy Big Apple Circus

Clowns, Jugglers and Plenty of Imagination The Big Apple Circus in Lake George, Review The imagination has no boundaries and neither does the Big Apple Circus. The show, which will be in Lake George through July 29th, features daring feats and colorful characters who deliver well on the “Dream Big” theme. The “imagination machine” that [...]

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One of the Best Films of the Year: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Movie Review

Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

A Unique Tale About Optimism and Imagination Beasts of the Southern Wild, Movie Review Let me cut right to the chase: Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the best films you will see all year. It is both aesthetically stunning and emotionally moving, and considering the complete lack of familiar Hollywood names involved [...]

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American Bald Eagles Along the Hudson River

A Bald Eagle at EagleFest

Once Endangered, the Bald Eagle is Flourishing in New York State American Bald Eagles and Their Resurgence Along the Hudson River Spotting an American Bald Eagle soaring through the skies might be an easier sight to see in upstate New York, than traveling to places like Yellowstone National State Park, where you might be lucky [...]

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The Amazing Spider-Man, Movie Review

Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb, 2012)

Hollywood Reboots the Spider-Man Franchise, Ten Years Later The Amazing Spider-Man, Movie Review Making a splash into theatres, The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. For those who may not be aware, this is NOT a continuation of the Spider-Man franchise starring Tobey McGuire and Kirsten Dunst. Rather, it is a reboot of the series after plans [...]

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