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The Toys are Back in Town: Toy Story 3, DVD Review

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 was released on DVD this week and to nobody’s surprise it’s selling like crazy. Not only is Toy Story 3 the highest grossing film of 2010, but it’s the highest grossing animated film of all time and 5th highest grossing film overall. The Toy Story franchise is huge, there’s so much merchandising [...]

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Making it in the Reel World: An Interview with Filmmaker Colin Bannon, from Lake George

Colin Bannon

Colin Bannon, former Lake George High School student, grew up making films on an old, clunky VHS camcorder. With support from his friends and family, he turned his childhood hobby into a very promising career. After graduating high school, Bannon went on to attend Syracuse film school, where he honed his filmmaking talents by creating [...]

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A Silent Film Showcase in Lake Placid: Robin Hood, Two Early American Versions

Robin Hood, 1912

This Thursday, October 28th at 7pm, the Adirondack Film Society will honor the great filmmakers of the 20th century once again with a silent film showcase—a screening of two early versions of Robin Hood. Beginning the evening is the Éclair American Company’s 1912 Robin Hood. At the time this film was made, the French company [...]

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A Halloween Happening for Adults: The 2010 Brew and Boo Fest

Brew and Boo Fest, Times Union Center, Albany

Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. The Times Union Center in Albany will host the 2010 Brew and Boo Fest—a costumed beer-sampling romp through the arena for adults only. Think adult trick-or-treating, but instead of going door-to-door for candy, you go booth-to-booth for beer. For the last two years, the event was known as the [...]

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The Falling Leaves Festival in Ballston Spa

The 13th Annual Falling Leaves Festival in Ballston Spa

Fall is in full swing, so what better time to take in the foliage and celebrate the season on Saturday, October 23rd at the Falling Leaves Festival in Ballston Spa. This fun family tradition will start off in style as kids and adults, costumed and non-costumed gather at Wiswall Park at 3pm, to join the [...]

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Our Picks for the Best Fall Hikes in the Region

Our Picks for Hikes in Upstate New York and the Adirondacks

In order to bring you the best trails for hiking Upstate NY and the Adirondacks, we decided to poll our staff and contributors to find out what their favorite fall hikes are. The answers we received ranged from everything from humorous hiking stories to favorite fall hikes (our original question) to non-answers (some claimed they [...]

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Fifty Years of Folk Coming to Troy: The Legendary Performer and Activist Joan Baez on Tour

Joan Baez

At nearly seventy years old, Joan Baez’s fifty-year career has spanned the release of over thirty albums in eight different languages. Known for covering, or interpreting, other artists’ songs, one of her biggest hits to date is a cover of fellow songwriter/activist Phil Ochs’ “There but For Fortune.” Baez has interpreted songs by Bob Dylan, [...]

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The Social Network: Film Review

The Social Network

Facebook is a twenty-five billion dollar company. The website has over five-hundred million users in more than two-hundred countries. Mark Zuckerberg and co-founder Eduardo Saverin have become the world’s youngest billionaires because of it. David Fincher’s The Social Network tells their story. This film is great for a number of reasons. There’s countless praise for [...]

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It’s That Time of Year: The Lake George Oktoberfest at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery

Lake George Oktoberfest

Break out your Lederhosen, as the Third Annual Lake George Oktoberfest is coming to the Adirondack Pub & Brewery on Saturday, October 16th from 1pm–5pm. The Adirondack Pub & Brewery, located at 33 Canada Street in Lake George Village, has been brewing some of the areas finest ales for over a decade. All of the [...]

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The Biggest, Oldest Apple Festival & Craft Show in Upstate NY is Coming Your Way this Columbus Day Weekend

Goold Orchard Apple & Craft Festival

Featured in The New York Times, Goold Orchards’ Apple Festival and Craft Show is both the largest and oldest apple festival in Upstate New York. This Columbus Day weekend, Goold Orchards will be hosting its 22nd Annual Capital Region Apple Festival & Craft Show on its grounds in Schodack, NY. Starting at 9am on Saturday, [...]

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