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Sugar Busters outrun Halloween in race for sweet victory

Sugar Busters outrun Halloween in race for sweet victory

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Four brave Gazette staffers are on a five-week challenge to give up their favorite sugary foods. Here is their week four progress report.
 
Preparing items beforehand cuts Thanksgiving stress

Preparing items beforehand cuts Thanksgiving stress

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared.
 

Tom? Dick? Harry? A key to names as party season nears

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
The holiday season is approaching, and with it, the holiday party.
 
Plasterwork artisans continue a dying art

Plasterwork artisans continue a dying art

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Thirty-five years ago, when John Doherty was doing rehab work for Campus Apartments, removing old plasterwork to make way for drywall, he was struck by the beauty of the buildings’ antique plaster flourishes — all destined for the landfill.
 
Mill on Round Lake offers hearty fare in rustic setting

Mill on Round Lake offers hearty fare in rustic setting

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The Mill on Round Lake restaurant on the east side of Route 9 is casual, with a rustic feel, a wall of members’ beer mugs and a big pool table. The bar and poolroom front the building, with a small dining room in the rear.
 
Classes on the rise, showing first-time chefs how to make it at home

Classes on the rise, showing first-time chefs how to make it at home

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
In a small kitchen in downtown Troy, Jody Somers plops 40 pounds of pork butt onto big white cutting boards.
 
Albany’s holiday light show brings ‘oohs and aahs’

Albany’s holiday light show brings ‘oohs and aahs’

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
For Lenny Ricchiuti, the holiday season begins Thursday.
 

Every city with hipsters wants to be known as the new Brooklyn

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
For more than a century, cities around the world have compared themselves to Paris.
 
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Haynes at shredding best with Gov’t Mule at Palace

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
A night of Warren Haynes is a night of guitar-shredding alongside hefty blues-rock that lies somewhere between Lynyrd Skynyrd and ’80s Allman Brothers.
 

Moscow symphony performs with great precision, little emotion

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Music director Pavel Kogan brought his Moscow State Symphony Orchestra to Proctors Thursday night as part of a two-week U.S. tour, which ends on Sunday.
 
An easy way to have freshly baked cookies any time

An easy way to have freshly baked cookies any time

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
It really is hard to beat freshly baked cookies. But who has the time to whip up a batch every time a guest shows up at your door? Or every time you get a craving? Actually, if you rely on these refrigerator cookies, you do!
 
NY chef aiming for gingerbread house world record
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NY chef aiming for gingerbread house world record

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough.
 
These two remain dumb but comedy left them behind several years ago

These two remain dumb but comedy left them behind several years ago

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Twenty years after they permanently lowered the bar on broad and dumb character comedies, Lloyd and Harry are back, “Dumb and Dumber” than ever in “Dumb and Dumber To.”
 

Singer’s troubled life rings true in hands of believable actors

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
“Beyond the Lights” is another pain-behind-the-music romance.
 
Menace turns real for reporter held in prison

Menace turns real for reporter held in prison

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Maziar Bahari was a reporter in the right place at the right time. But he wasn’t careful enough.
 
 

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