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First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington (Exhibit Review, Albany Institute of History & Art)

George Washington Exhibit, Albany Institute of History & Art
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First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington, Albany Institute of History & Art, Review George Washington Exhibit, Albany Institute of History & Art, Exhibit Review Firsts are nearly always memorable, whether it’s the first day of school, a first kiss, or a first job. Firsts represent precedents set, benchmarks reached, goals accomplished. Our [...]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Creativity: An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki
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An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki 20 Days on Route 20: Poetry and Life on the Road By Aubree Cutkomp It was Michael Czarnecki’s junior year high school English teacher, Mr. Kerr, who first encouraged him to start writing poetry. Not only has he not stopped writing poetry since, but sixteen years ago he decided to [...]

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Mean Streets: The Toughness Behind The Place Beyond The Pines

Ryan Gosling on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines
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Behind the Scenes of The Place Beyond The Pines A Look at the Upcoming Film, The Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling, Filmed on Location in Schenectady On a crowded New York City street, two men are in a fight. The scuffle is caught on video by a couple of young women who are, [...]

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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist

Joel Abelove with One of His Kids
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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist By Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt Joel Abelove is a 6-foot-tall lawyer that lives with his wife, two children and cat, Oreo, in the Capital District. His warm welcoming smile and love for animals are only a few of his great attributes. He [...]

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Halloween in Albany & the Capital Region: The Capital Region’s Best, Not to Be Missed Halloween Events

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Things to Do on Halloween in Albany & the Capital Region Albany Halloween Events 2011: Ghosts, Goblins and Parties Galore Thank goodness it’s fall. With the crisp air and vibrant colors comes that day that many look forward to all year: Snap Apple Night.  A.K.A. Halloween. In honor of All Hallows Eve, here are some [...]

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Hollywood Heads to the Capital Region: Ten Movies Filmed in the Capital Region

Ghost Story
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Ten Movies Filmed in Albany & the Capital Region Classics Old and New Filmed in the Area over the Years The Capital Region has always been a favorable backdrop for Hollywood. We’ve been used for our forests, long stretches of road for chase scenes, and prominent architecture for schools and official buildings. From classics to [...]

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Animal Abuse Registry (Local Law K) Passes in Albany County

Passage of Local Law K in Albany County
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Animal Abuse Registry Passed in Albany County Greater Protection for Animals with Harsher Penalties for Abusers The Albany County Legislature voted at its regular meeting, Tuesday, October 11, unanimously to pass a bill called “Local Law K”. The new law will create a registry of convicted animal abusers in Albany County—it is also the toughest [...]

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Raptor Rapture at the NYS Museum

Raptor Rapture, NYS Museum
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Raptor Rapture at the New York State Museum A Special Day for Birds of Prey at Albany’s NYS Museum It may be that when you were a kid you used your B.B. gun to shoot a crow in your yard, but you always knew better than to kill a mockingbird as “all they do is [...]

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Proposed Animal Abuse Registry for Albany County Goes Up for Vote Next Tuesday (October 11th))

The Author's Cat, Hopper
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Proposed Animal Abuse Registry for Albany County Goes up for Vote Next Tuesday Albany Lawmakers Plan to Protect Animals from Abuse What do child abusers, spousal abusers, and serial killers have in common? According to studies, most violent offenders begin their careers with the torture and abuse of animals. The same patterns of many violent [...]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Albany & the Capital Region Columbus Day Weekend

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Top 10 Things to Do in Albany Columbus Day Weekend Albany Columbus Day Weekend Events: Film, Music, Festivals and Plenty of Art As we welcome October with open arms there’s so much to do and see. Take a DETOUR to enjoy a movie by a local filmmaker, fill your days and nights with art of [...]

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