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Emma Willard: A Pioneer in Women’s Education

Emma Willard

Emma Willard’s Fight for Equal Rights How Emma Willard Helped Improve Education for Women in New York The New York State Legislature did not pass Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act at the end of the 2013 session; can you imagine how Emma Willard, a leader in women’s education would react once the bill [...]

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2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: Reviews of Fairhaven and Syrup

Amber Heard in Syrup (Aram Rappaport, 2013)

Reviews of Fairhaven and Syrup at the 2013 LPFF Two Independent Films from this Year’s Festival While I enjoy reporting on figure skating events (obviously), I’m also a huge fan of film, and one of my favorite events of the year is the Lake Placid Film Forum, where it’s incredibly satisfying to be able to [...]

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Historic Animal Abuse Registry Bill Passes in NYS Senate

NYS Animal Abuse Registry Bill. Photo Courtesy of

NYS Senate Votes in Favor of Animal Rights Registry Designed to Protect all Animals in New York State The New York State Senate made history this week in passing legislation that requires anyone who is convicted of abusing an animal to be registered into a public database and to undergo a mandatory psychiatric evaluation. This [...]

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Did Someone Say Belly Dancers? June’s Third Thursday Art Walk in Glens Falls, Preview

Kalila’s Jewels

APE’s Third Thursday Art Walk for June 2013 Belly Dancers and Local Artists on Display throughout Glens Falls June’s Third Thursday Art Walk in Glens Falls, presented by Art in the Public Eye will feature unique fashions, classic cars and did someone say belly dancers? Yes kids, Belly Dancers will be making their way through Glens [...]

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The Labyrinth and The Gratitude Line: A Unique Outdoor Exhibit in Northampton

The Labyrinth and The Gratitude Line by Elizabeth Newton. Photo by Ezra Prior

An Outdoor Exhibit Comes to Northampton The Labyrinth and The Gratitude Line, Review How often does one take the opportunity to express his gratefulness? What form does your gratefulness take? Does it involve a prayer in which you thank the lord? Or perhaps you write letters to those that you love to make sure that [...]

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Greenwich Whips up Another Whipple City Festival for 2013

The Whipple City Festival in Greenwich, NY. Photo Courtesy of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce.

Greenwich Celebrates its History Two Days of Fun at the Whipple City Festival The 21st Annual Whipple City Festival will get underway in Greenwich this Friday, June 14th, featuring a full schedule of fun activities. A Little History Behind the Festival: The Whipple City Festival is named after Job Whipple. Greenwich was originally known as [...]

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Hydrofracking Dumping Needs to be Considered in Bargaining Chip

A Demonstration Against Hydrofracking in New York State. Photo Courtesy of DC Bureau.

Hydrofracking Waste Disposal Adds More to the Controversy Safety Issues With Hydrofracking in New York The moratorium for passing hydrofracking in New York State is in effect until a comprehensive public health and environmental impact assessment be completed by spring 2015; and in the meantime legislation needs to consider wastewater as part of the bargaining [...]

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The 2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: A Preview of this Year’s Schedule

A Band Called Death. (Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlett, 2013)

Lake Placid Prepares for a Celebration of Independent Film The Lake Placid Film Forum: A Preview of This Year’s Films The 13th Annual Lake Placid Film Forum will get underway on Wednesday, June 12th and will run through Sunday, June 16th, 2013. The festival features screenings of films from regional, national and International filmmakers, special guests and events including [...]

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Ben Vereen and Gary Lucas Highlight this Year’s Saratoga Arts Fest

Ben Vereen

Saratoga Arts Fest 2013, Preview Four Days of Art, Music, Theatre and More This year’s SaratogaArtsFest which runs from Thursday, June 6th through Sunday, June 9th, features an impressive array of events and performances. Celebrating the many different forms of arts, this annual four-day festival will include plenty of indoor and outdoor fun, with the emphasis on [...]

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In the Skies: A Preview of the 2013 Cambridge Balloon Festival

The Cambridge Balloon Festival. Photo Courtesy of Owen Kelso

  Colors and Shapes Fill the Cambridge Skies Once Again Cambridge Prepares for the 2013 Balloon Festival Organized and sponsored by the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce, the 13th Annual Cambridge Balloon Festival will run from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, 2013, where 10 hot air balloons will fly over the hills of Washington County…weather [...]

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