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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
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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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The Hard Frost is the Grinch for Apple Picking Season

Apples at Knight Orchard, Photo Courtesy of Knight Orchard
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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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Kale vs. Cancer? How Cruciferous Vegetables can Save Your Life

Curly Kale. Photo by Rasbak
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Kale vs. Cancer? Cruciferous Vegetables and their Healing Properties I love kale and for good reason! Besides having plenty of fiber, folic acid, vitamins and minerals it has also been shown to reduce your risk of cancer. Yes, cancer! Well the same is true for all cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, collard greens [...]

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A Vegan B&B in New Lebanon, NY: Red Robin Song Guest House

Red Robin Guest House, New Lebanon, NY
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The Red Robin Song Guest House, New Lebanon, NY Tucked away in the town of New Lebanon, NY in the hills of the Berkshires, on a quiet off-the-beaten-path side road off Rt. 20, you’ll find the spacious and serene Red Robin Song Guest House. The B&B rests on 85 acres surrounded mostly by wooded land, which include [...]

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Going Green: Simple Steps to a Healthier, Greener Lifestyle

Being Green
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Simple Steps to Getting Greener What we consider to be normal everyday routines could inadvertently be causing damage to our environment. Many of us assume that going green will be costly as far as time and money. But everybody can contribute to a better lifestyle with just a few simple steps. One idea to reflect [...]

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The Sweltering Yogi: Lake Placid Hot Yoga

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In Lake Placid, the emphasis is often on winter sports–skiing and skating, along with summer pursuits like hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities. Hot Yoga, a form of yoga that combines 26 yoga poses with 105 degree heat, is an excellent addition to these, especially in the frequently cool weather of the mountains. Hot Yoga [...]

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Looking to Get a Lil’ Bit Healthier? Check Out the Saratoga Healthy Living Expo

Lincoln Baths, Saratoga
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If you’re looking for ways to improve your health, from your physical to your mental to your spiritual wellness, head on over to the Saratoga Healthy Living Expo on Sunday November 14th from 11am to 4pm. Held at the National Museum of Dance & Lincoln Baths in Saratoga Springs, the Expo will encompass all areas [...]

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An Apple-Oktoberfest All in One: The Cambridge Valley Apple Festival

Cambridge Valley Apple Festival
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Better than picking an apple, tastier than eating an apple pie or baking an apple cake—it’s the Cambridge Valley Apple Festival. This year’s festive fest will be held on October 2nd at Railroad Park in Cambridge, NY, which also happens to be the birthplace of the Apple Pie a la Mode. Apropos? Why, yes. The [...]

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Go Green at the Third Annual Live Green Energy Music Festival in Manchester, VT

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The town of Manchester, VT is hosting the Third Annual Live Green Energy Music Festival at Hunter Park’s Riley Rink on Saturday, September 11th. The festival was created as an environment for people to learn how to save our planet, and will feature various exhibitors providing information on anything you’ve ever wanted to know about [...]

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Saranac Lake: At The Heart of Adirondack Healing

Edward Trudeau
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Saranac Lake is a village long steeped in history, but of its many historical aspects, perhaps most intriguing is its connection to the healing arts. This connection dates back to 1872, when Edward Trudeau, a physician from New York City, arrived at nearby Paul Smith’s Hotel to treat an ailing case of tuberculosis, one that [...]

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