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Ya Like Food? A Preview of the 20th Annual Taste of the North Country in Glens Falls

Black Diamond Caterers at Taste of the North Country. Photo Courtesy of Taste of the North Country

Food, Glorious Food Taste of The North Country in Glens Falls on September 30th If you like food, then you’ll definitely want to head on out to the Taste of the North Country this Sunday, September 30th in Glens Falls City Park. Over 40 restaurants are participating this year, all of which hail from the [...]

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Louis C.K.’s Successful Transition to Prime Time TV: A Review of Louie

Louis C.K. in Louie. Photo Courtesy of Salon

Louis C.K. Abstracts the Everyday Experience The Veteran Comedian Takes to the Airwaves in Louie, Review Louis C.K. is the kind of comedian who can use shock humor without being predictable. His sarcastic tone indicates a deeper understanding of how language often sells us short nowadays. His sardonic wit narrows in on criticizing others without [...]

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California’s Battle: Do Consumers Really Need to Know What They Are Eating?

Proposition 37 and Genetically Modified Food Products. Photo Courtesy of Grist.org

How Proposition 37 in California Could Affect All of Us So, What Are We Eating…Exactly? This November, Proposition 37 will allow California voters to decide if they would like to see genetically modified food products labeled as such. If it passes, California would become the first state in the nation to require the new labels, [...]

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Co-ops: A Great Way to Spice Up Your Grocery Shopping Routine

The Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany. Photo Courtesy of Groupon

What Several Area Food Co-ops Have to Offer Local Alternatives to Chain Supermarkets My dad is the only person I know that loves to grocery shop. No matter where he’s going, he takes his coupons and list, ready at all times for an impromptu stop at the store. Price Chopper, Hannaford, Shop Rite, Trader Joe’s—he [...]

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How to Deal With Gluten Intolerance

Members of the bread family, which contain gluten. Photo Courtesy Dr. Mark Hyman

Gluten Sensitivity and Related Health Issues That Crazy Little Thing Called Gluten Among food-related buzz words like low-fat and vegetarian, a new phrase everywhere: gluten-free. Forget peanut allergies which cause an obvious and immediate reaction. The gluten intolerance is a hidden evil that its sufferers are only slowly starting to discover. While people occasionally undergo [...]

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Versus at Sierra Grille: A Tribute to Northampton’s Jamie Lavo

Jamie Lavo

Musician Jamie Lavo Remembered at Versus in Northampton Sierra Grille’s Monthly Music Competition Every last Thursday of the month Sierra Grille holds Versus, a good-natured competition in which bands are formed from a scattered assortment of musicians. The musicians are chosen ahead of time, composing a collection of young local artists. The musicians are then [...]

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Get Your Moose On: A Preview of The Great Adirondack Moose Festival in Indian Lake

The Great Adirondack Moose Festival. Photo Courtesy of Nature Pics

Celebrating the Return of the Moose in the Adirondacks Indian Lake’s Great Adirondack Moose Festival The 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF), sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the return of the Moose on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd, 2012 in Indian Lake. GAMF will feature a wide variety [...]

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Look, Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s The Adirondack Balloon Festival!

Moon Glow at the 2010 Adirondack Balloon Festival. Photo by Dave Bower

New York’s Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival Celebrates its 40th Anniversary The 2012 Adirondack Balloon Festival More than 100 hot air balloons of all colors, shapes, and sizes will be launched across the Adirondack countryside beginning Thursday, September 20th at 4pm at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. This four-day event is the oldest and largest balloon gathering [...]

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The Hard Frost is the Grinch for Apple Picking Season

Apples at Knight Orchard, Photo Courtesy of Knight Orchard

Crop Scarcity Hampers Apple Picking this Year Apple Picking in Upstate New York Many apple orchards in Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties will not have U-Pick your own this season because of the scarcity in crop. The start of school year brings to mind the apple sitting at the corner on the teacher’s desk. The [...]

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FILM 100: The American Film Institute Essentials at Proctors Theatre

James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

A Two-Year Celebration of the Top 100 Films of All Time Film 100 at Proctors in Schenectady On Monday, September 17th, Proctors Theatre in Schenectady will begin FILM 100: The American Film Institute Essentials, a two-year celebration of the last century of motion pictures in America. Starting with Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and Ben-Hur (1959), [...]

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