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Scrumptious tomato tart can bring summer to perfect end

Scrumptious tomato tart can bring summer to perfect end

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
If you’re like me, you believe that a fresh, ripe tomato is one of the best things about summer. And this tart is an ode to the tomato in season — and a lesson about how to make the most of it.
 
Bee balm species attract a host of pollinators to the garden

Bee balm species attract a host of pollinators to the garden

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or bee balm species at the top of your must-plant list.
 
Celebrating roots: Church hosts Ukrainian-American Heritage Day
AMSTERDAM

Celebrating roots: Church hosts Ukrainian-American Heritage Day

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Fifteen years ago this month, Vira Dyakiv came to Amsterdam from Ukraine in search of a better life, “like a fish looking for water.” Saturday morning, she sold ornate hand-painted eggs, called pysanky, and other traditional Ukrainian crafts outside St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
 
Owner of Indian Ladder Farms believes in food that’s locally grown, sold

Owner of Indian Ladder Farms believes in food that’s locally grown, sold

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Peter Ten Eyck seems easygoing and amiable at first glance, and for the most part that’s true. There are things, however, that get him worked up.
 
Beer, comfort food a delicious duo at Druthers

Beer, comfort food a delicious duo at Druthers

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Druthers Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs has opened a brewery/restaurant in Albany’s South End, where it joins Nine Pin Cider Works and Wolff’s Biergarten in a creative and very cool re-use of old buildings.
 
Food, dancing, bagpipes highlight Scottish Games

Food, dancing, bagpipes highlight Scottish Games

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Scotland comes to the Capital Region just once a year. The pipers, dancers and caber tossers offer musical, colorful and athletic samples of old country tradition, and Peter Plourde will see it all.
 
Procedure improves vision while you sleep

Procedure improves vision while you sleep

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
Called Ortho-K, the procedure corrects nearsightedness or myopia while you sleep so that during the day you don't have to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
 
Fast-food's new target: The snack attack
NEW YORK

Fast-food's new target: The snack attack

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.
 
Park, preserve … what’s in a name for Woodlawn?
SCHENECTADY

Park, preserve … what’s in a name for Woodlawn?

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The Schenectady City Council is considering designating the Woodlawn Preserve as a park, a change advocates say would provide access to additional funding sources and protect the area from development.
 
Lots to see, taste, hear at Ballston Spa Farmers Market
BALLSTON SPA

Lots to see, taste, hear at Ballston Spa Farmers Market

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
While I would highly recommend a trip to the wine country along beautiful Seneca Lake, it takes more than three hours to get there. Closer to home, and a surprise winner in the “places-we-went-with-aunt-Theresa-and-uncle-Jim” category is the Ballston Spa Farmers Market.
 
Pitchers of cocktails conserve mixing time, let host enjoy the party

Pitchers of cocktails conserve mixing time, let host enjoy the party

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
An end-of-summer party is no time for mixing individual cocktails. That’s what’s called a buzzkill. Warm weather festivities demand easy food and even easier drinks. And we’ve got you covered.
 
Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words
WASHINGTON

Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry.
 
Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank
GLENVILLE

Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Ronnie Quinn is reupholstering the seats in a Korean War-era Army tank at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. “She wanted it all pink, but we said no,” joked fellow volunteer Tom Urquhart.
 
Give the garden some height with a tower

Give the garden some height with a tower

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
If your garden is missing something, perhaps it’s height. While it’s too late to plant tall-growing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower.
 
Grilled cheese hits new highs at Capitol Melts
ALBANY

Grilled cheese hits new highs at Capitol Melts

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Grilled cheese is simple, inexpensive comfort food, improved only by proximity to a cup of tomato soup. Capitol Melts has them both, and awesome desserts as well.
 
 

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