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Summer Ain’t Over Yet: Upcoming Events in August

The Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale
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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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What’s the Buzz on the New BEAHIVE?

The Bar at the Albany Beahive. Photo Courtesy of BEAHIVE
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Albany’s New BEAHIVE Beahive Opens a Branch in Albany In May 2009, a unique community building opened in Beacon, NY, along the Hudson River Valley. That winter, another similar place emerged in Kingston. These “third spaces”—not home or workplaces—became hives buzzing with collaborative ideas, as community members with strategic and creative skills came in and [...]

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Trader Joe’s Coming to Albany

The Location of the New Trader Joe's in Albany. Photo by Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt
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Trader Joe’s Coming to Albany Domestic and Imported Foods Galore Trader Joe’s announced on January 6th that they will be opening a new store at 79 Wolf Road in Albany. The grocery store chain is scheduled to open their 13,000 square foot location sometime during the second quarter of 2012, although no specific date has [...]

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Veg Out: How Local Colleges Stack Up in the Vegan Food Department

Vegan Black Bean Burgers. Photo Courtesy Four Green Steps
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How Capital Region Colleges Stack Up in the Vegan Food Department Vegetarian and Vegan Options for College Students Most of us have had our turn as college students, eating fast food and late night pizza delivery to survive cram sessions by night, and dashing through dining rooms grabbing whatever could tide us over while rushing [...]

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Laughs on Lark Comedy Showcase–Holiday Edition, Review

John Briggs and Peter Delocis of Mop & Bucket Co. and Jayne McBride at Laughs on Lark. Photo by Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt
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Laughs on Lark, Review Local Comedians take the Stage for the Holidays We all know that comedians like to have fun. And what better time than the holidays to get them all together for some shenanigans, dirty humor, and merrymaking. I got my share of the fun this past week at Laughs on Lark, a [...]

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The Top 10 Coolest Shops in the Capital Region

Dirty Goblin Games
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Fun Shops and Shopping in Albany & the Capital Region Capital Region’s Coolest Stores: Quirky Stuff, Clothes, Books, Games and Computers In Upstate New York, we have chain retail stores coming out our ears, restaurants of varying quality, and the same old, same old everything right in front of our faces. But search a little [...]

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All Lit Up in Albany: The Capital Holiday Lights Show

Albany Christmas Tree. Courtesy NY.Gov
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Capital Holiday Lights in Albany Albany Gets into the Holiday Spirit with the 2011 Capital Holiday Lights If you’re the kind of person who loves taking the long way home on Christmas Eve just to see the neighbor’s houses all decked out in lights, the Capital Holiday Lights could be the perfect way to spend [...]

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Man of La Mancha at Capital Repertory Theatre, Review

Road buddies, Don Quixote (Kevin McGuire), the impossible-dreaming knight and Sancho Panza (Robert Anthony Jones), his trusty and cheerful squire, enjoy their journey to adventure in Man of La Mancha, the Tony-Award winning musical playing at Capital Rep, Nov. 11- Dec. 17. Tickets and information at (518) 445-SHOW
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Man of La Mancha, Capital Repertory Theatre, Review Broadway Classic, Man of La Mancha, Comes to Capital Rep He is the maddest wise man …or wisest madman— goes the ponderings of the Padre and the Duke, while looking upon the unbalanced Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha—now playing at Capital Repertory Theatre. The classic [...]

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The Unshakable Spirit of Occupy Albany

Occupy Albany. Courtesy of We Are The 99%-Tumblr
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Occupy Albany & Its Unshakable Spirit Occupy Albany: The Movement Keeps Growing…and Growing On October 21, 2011 supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City gathered in Lafayette Park to show solidarity. The demonstrations at Wall Street have inspired international protests of wealth inequality and increased support of social democracy. The slogan [...]

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Top 10 Things to Do for the Holidays in Albany & the Capital Region

Albany Christmas Tree. Courtesy NY.Gov
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Top 10 Things to Do for the Holidays in Albany & the Capital Region 2011 Holiday Events: Holiday Season Gets Underway in Albany, Troy & Schenectady Albany and the Capital Region are gearing up for the holidays. Even before the first slice of turkey, the streets are adorned with Christmas lights and wreaths, stockings are [...]

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