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From Cucumber Alley to Lois Lane, area streets bear peculiar names

From Cucumber Alley to Lois Lane, area streets bear peculiar names

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Travelers on Consaul Road often see Lois Lane. The name is on a street sign between Clute Crest and Fieldstone Drive — not far from St. David’s Lane.
 
Barcelona raises the bar for Mediterranean fare
ALBANY

Barcelona raises the bar for Mediterranean fare

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Mediterranean cuisine is a melting pot of cultures from Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Barcelona takes the best and adds an American twist, resulting in spirited and enduring flavors.
 
Kimchee adds spark to traditional Korean snack

Kimchee adds spark to traditional Korean snack

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
My favorite way to use kimchee is the traditional Korean snack, panjeon, a sort of pancake. I add a little apple to tame the kimchee’s heat.
 
Silk-screened wallpaper melds different design traditions

Silk-screened wallpaper melds different design traditions

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A certain wunderkammer — or “cabinet of curiosities” — aesthetic defines the hand-printed wallpaper, fabric and tile of Grow House Grow.
 
Scrapbook: Camp Lovejoy was busy, happy place in '70

Scrapbook: Camp Lovejoy was busy, happy place in '70

Monday, July 27, 2015
Kids were swimming, building huts and exploring the woods at Altamont's Camp Lovejoy during the summer of 1970. Old Jesse Lovejoy would have been happy to meet Robert Peek and fellow nature lovers Alex Starson and Gerald Brooks.
 
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions

25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.
 
Fire towers a good match for novice hikers
ADIRONDACKS & CATSKILLS

Fire towers a good match for novice hikers

Sunday, July 26, 2015
They call them Forty-Sixers, those hardy, iron-legged souls who scale the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
 
In Saratoga, old trolley depot tells story of city’s past

In Saratoga, old trolley depot tells story of city’s past

Sunday, July 26, 2015
For more than half a century, newcomers and natives have visited the building at 297 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs to best determine where they should spend their leisure time.
 
Focus on quality makes lunch sublime at Bella Napoli
LATHAM

Focus on quality makes lunch sublime at Bella Napoli

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bella Naopi has homemade soup, terrific sandwiches and a great bakery.
 
Nostalgia, music, good eating bring people to Saratoga

Nostalgia, music, good eating bring people to Saratoga

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Alice Broderick understands the Saratoga experience. “It’s visiting and nostalgia in a beautiful horse town,” said Broderick, a manager and spokeswoman for the Olde Bryan Inn restaurant on Maple Avenue.
 
Lettuce wraps make use of any meat, veggies

Lettuce wraps make use of any meat, veggies

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Lettuce wraps are ideal for a light dinner option. They’re also a good substitute for flour tortillas or lavash-style wraps, if you’re trying to avoid extra carbs.
 
Racing stripes a winner for upholstery

Racing stripes a winner for upholstery

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Upholstery is getting racy. At the spring Furniture Market, vertical stripes commonly associated with classic speedsters made the jump from the racetrack to chairs and sofas.
 
Chen’s flavorful fusion makes Ninja worth a visit

Chen’s flavorful fusion makes Ninja worth a visit

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Ninja, on North Broadway in Schenectady, is among a boom in Asian Fusion eateries in the area.
 
Blacksmith shows off skill he forged as a child
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Blacksmith shows off skill he forged as a child

Sunday, July 19, 2015
John Ackner, maintenance man for the Schenectady County Historical Society, has a passion for blacksmithing.
 
Arrrh! Lake George's Pirate’s Cove a mini golf adventure
LAKE GEORGE

Arrrh! Lake George's Pirate’s Cove a mini golf adventure

Friday, July 17, 2015
At Pirate's Cove, mini golfers get traditional colored balls, but they also get an education about guys who made bandanas on heads and knives in teeth fashionable. Oh, and there's the blue-tinted waterfall.
 
 

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