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Tips for keeping compost pile in balance

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, “Compost Happens.” Sometimes, however, it doesn’t happen fast enough.
 
Annual Walkabout lets visitors tour homes in Stockade

Annual Walkabout lets visitors tour homes in Stockade

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Barbara Fallone has only lived at 137 Front St. for about three years, but she and the building go way back.
 
Bulking up all those salads with Brussels sprouts

Bulking up all those salads with Brussels sprouts

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
If you love salads as much as I do, listen up, because I'm about to change your salad-building world. Ditch the usual greens and get your hands on Brussels sprouts!
 
Conditions have been ideal for stellar leaf-peeping season

Conditions have been ideal for stellar leaf-peeping season

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
“This season, plant growth is not overly stressed, which means it might be a fall foliage season that actually lasts,” says Fred Breglia, executive director of the George Landis Arboretum. The arboretum and Five Rivers Environmental Education Center are both hosting fall foliage events today.
 
Ingersoll Place staff thanked for years of service
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Ingersoll Place staff thanked for years of service

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
An important aspect of any assisted living community is the ability to make its residents feel as comfortable and happy there as in their own houses. But home is where family is, and the staff at Ingersoll Place become just that.
 
Jeter corn maze set to open as his career wraps up

Jeter corn maze set to open as his career wraps up

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
As Derek Jeter plays his final regular-season home stand with the Yankees, a New Jersey farm is preparing to welcome guests to a 5-acre corn maze carved in his honor.
 
Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers

Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.
 
Villainous Darth Vader joins lineup of creative balloons at annual festival
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Villainous Darth Vader joins lineup of creative balloons at annual festival

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
A massive Darth Vader hot air balloon will soar above Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport as the star attraction in the 42nd annual Adirondack Balloon Festival.
 
Seminar speakers to discuss location of historic fort

Seminar speakers to discuss location of historic fort

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
The subject of a Len Tantillo painting, Fort Nassau, and the year it was built, 1614, will be the theme of this year’s 37th New Netherland Seminar on Saturday at the New York State Museum.
 
Butternut squash has tough exterior but a heart of gold

Butternut squash has tough exterior but a heart of gold

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas.
 
How to make your house fit in and look good

How to make your house fit in and look good

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Color and decorative pieces can improve the look of a home outside as well as in. Add trim boards, columns or porch accessories and you can dress up the facade of a house, improving its value and curb appeal.
 
Not your parents’ gym class: Teamwork stressed today

Not your parents’ gym class: Teamwork stressed today

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
It’s been quite a while since Rosemarie McGinnis attended Mont Pleasant High School, but the 81-year-old has no trouble describing the blue suit she was required to wear for gym class.
 
Villago Pizzeria offers variety of pasta, pub food

Villago Pizzeria offers variety of pasta, pub food

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
If you are seeking an evening of quiet dining and you’re not a racing fan, being anywhere within 40 miles of Saratoga Springs on Travers Day is probably a mistake.
 

Website offers bicyclers a place to stay, bathe, share experiences

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
A couple of aspects of this shower were worth noting.
 

Moose-calling contest part of Indian Lake festival

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
A moose festival without a moose-calling contest? Ed Kanze and the people up in Indian Lake realized that just didn’t sound right.
 
 

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