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Live From Tampa! It’s “The Mitt Romney Show”, with Tonight’s Special Guests…

The 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates. Photo: Mark Bialek-Zuma Press

The 2012 Republican National Convention: Welcome to Willard’s World Willard Romney’s Long, Strange Trip to the Top “A President’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” -Lyndon B. Johnson The race for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination was filled with ups and downs, verbal taunts and some raw, [...]

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The Animal-Free Circus Gains Traction

The Moscow State Circus, one of many circuses that feature no animal acts. Photo Courtesy The Moscow State Circus

The Controversy Over the Treatment of Circus Animals Many Circuses Switch to an Animal-Free Environment The Big Apple Circus that was in Lake George from July 14-29 has been praised by children and adults for the animal performances that included dancing Arabian horses, dogs, a capybara  and a trained porcupine. Animal rights organizations aren’t as [...]

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The Night Circus: A Worthwhile Last Minute Summer Read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Magic, Mystery and Romance in the 19th Century The Night Circus: Book Review Living in the northeast, it’s hard not to feel a bit weary as summer fades into fall and the daylight hours begin to diminish. The cool evenings are a subtle reminder that soon everything will be covered in snow again, and the [...]

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Get Local: LocalFest Comes to the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls

The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls

LocalFest in Glens Falls on September 8th An All-Day Festival Celebrating Locally Made Wares The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls will be holding their inaugural LocalFest: Stuff Made Here event, on Saturday, September 8th. The all-day festival is an exciting showcase of both the history and continued tradition of manufacturing in Glens Falls and the [...]

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Charles R. Wood, the Founder of The Great Escape

Charles R. Wood. Photo Courtesy of Glens Falls Hospital

How The Great Escape Came to Be Charles R. Wood:  Amusement Park Developer and Philanthropist Millions flock to the Great Escape every summer, enjoying the thrill of riding on the Mega Wedgie, speeding on the Streamin’ Demon or getting soaking wet on the Desperado Plunge. The man behind the curtain who made it all possible was Charles [...]

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Farmers, Once the Ogallala’s “Biggest Threat” Now Poised as its Savior

The Ogallala Aquifer and the planned route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Photo Courtesy of Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Risks of the Keystone XL Pipeline How the Keystone XL Pipeline will Affect the Ogallala Aquifer As American farmers chart a course into a hotter, drier future, there’s no avoiding the fact that they will begin to depend less on rainwater and more on aquifers for irrigation.  It is a future that in many [...]

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Verplanck Colvin: The Inspiration Behind the Adirondack Park

Verplanck Colvin

How One Man’s Vision Helped Shape the Adirondacks Verplanck Colvin and the Adirondack Park Earlier this August, 69,000 acres were added to the Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the continental United States. This addition, which is the largest addition to the 6 million acre park in more than 100 years, includes 175 lakes, more [...]

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Hello Frank Black, Goodbye Pleasant Street Theater (Northampton Blog)

The Pleasant Street Theater. Photo Matthew B. Harrison

Frank Black Closes Out the Pleasant Street Theater Northampton’s Pleasant Street Theater Has One Last Hurrah The Pleasant Street Theatre gave us one last dance on July 13th before permanently shutting its old-fashioned doors to mark the end of an era. And it did so in grand fashion, staging a bittersweet farewell to remember it [...]

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Will Ferrell Wants Your Vote! The Campaign, Movie Review

Will Ferrell in The Campaign (Jay Roach, 2012)

The Campaign, Movie Review The Zany Side of Politics, Courtesy of Will Ferrell Politics are a strange and funny thing, with rules, players and practices that sometimes seem to be from another plane of human existence. So while there have certainly been political comedies before, it seemed only a matter of time before Will Ferrell, [...]

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Teo Macero: American Jazz Saxophonist, Composer, Record Producer and Glens Falls Native

Miles Davis and Teo Macero

A Tireless Innovator who Changed the Sound of Music Glens Falls Native Teo Macero Record producers and musical artists are known to have relationships that are either contentious or fruitful; often times, their contributions are overlooked. Think of how Howlin’ Wolf, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley might have sounded without the influence of [...]

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