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2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

SARATOGA SPRINGS

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

Gastropubs, or bar-restaurant combos serving high-end beer and food, started in the Capital Region with Brown & Moran’s in Troy in 1993. This latest and polished example also features a New Urbanism setting, mixing business and living in compact spaces in a luxury apartment complex on the west side of Saratoga Springs.

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Flirty, elegant and oh so fashionable. It’s fascinator season in Saratoga Springs. This summer, you can create your own little cocktail hat with a new book by Hannah Scheidig, a milliner in Edinburgh, Scotland, who has taught hundreds of women how to make them.

Pokemon Go was an April Fool's joke before it became a huge hit

Pokemon Go was an April Fool's joke before it became a huge hit

Pokemon Go, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool's joke.

Vegan ice cream: A real treat . . . if you can pull it off

Vegan ice cream: A real treat . . . if you can pull it off

In the past 20 years, I’ve eaten a lot of vegan ice cream — some of it good but much of it bad.

DMV: Don't Pokémon and drive

DMV: Don't Pokémon and drive

Keep your eyes on the road, not on the Pokemon.

Healing garden at Seattle VA uses nature to comfort ailing vets, families

SEATTLE

Healing garden at Seattle VA uses nature to comfort ailing vets, families

Long before he became a professor of landscape architecture and a designer of healing gardens around the world, Daniel Winterbottom had a seed planted in his very own heart.

New app has users scouring landmarks in search of Pokémon

CAPITAL REGION

New app has users scouring landmarks in search of Pokémon

A teenager walking through Juracka Park in Rotterdam has his gaze fixed on his phone screen. The phone vibrates and there’s a rustle from nearby. He stops. A wild Pidgey has appeared.

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeps nation, poised to surpass Twitter

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeps nation, poised to surpass Twitter

Pokemon gets a reboot and it's almost as popular as Twitter.

Science proves it: Girl Scouts really do make the world a better place

Science proves it: Girl Scouts really do make the world a better place

Junior Girl Scouts were about to increase their household's energy-saving habits by nearly 50 percent after completing a course on energy conversation.

Hoop dreams: ‘Love and understanding’

SCHENECTADY

Hoop dreams: ‘Love and understanding’

The gym at the State Street YMCA buzzed with the sounds of jovial conversation as basketballs bounced on the floor and off backboards Saturday afternoon.

Kraverie’s fusion: crepes, Korean BBQ

Kraverie’s fusion: crepes, Korean BBQ

What do you get when you fuse two New Jersey food trucks featuring Korean food and crepes, and then combine names?

Nineteen places to visit and admire on Stockade Garden Tour

Nineteen places to visit and admire on Stockade Garden Tour

When Werner Feibes was looking to liven up the backyard of his home at 17 North Ferry Street in Schenectady, a typical garden wasn’t the answer.

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

ROTTERDAM

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

Unlike the winter, the hills are alive this summer at Maple Ridge.

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

SCHENECTADY

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

Much of the old-time industrial landscape of Schenectady is changed or gone, but a trade school teaching one of the most vital industrial skills is still going strong, and marking its 80th year in 2016.

Hunting for a $2M treasure, ‘Where Warm Waters Halt’

Hunting for a $2M treasure, ‘Where Warm Waters Halt’

Cynthia Meachum began her search for the hidden treasure at the confluence of two shallow streams in this tiny village north of Santa Fe, the spot “where warm waters halt,” or at least that’s where she thinks they do.

Schoharie County walking history tours begin today

Schoharie County walking history tours begin today

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in 2011 is the kind of history Jeff O’Connor would like to forget. He’s much happier unearthing events from the 18th century.

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

SCHENECTADY

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

For impoverished families that rely on schools to provide their children with breakfast and lunch during the week, summer brings the additional struggle of affording enough food to nourish their children.

The evolution of fitness in 10 iconic, wacky, life-changing trends

The evolution of fitness in 10 iconic, wacky, life-changing trends

We are always looking for new ways to feel, look and live better. And our approach to fitness has evolved along with our culture, from the charmingly simple Hula-Hoop of the 1950s to the fuzzy leg warmers of the 1980s to today's data-centric activity trackers.

McDonald's to expand all-day breakfast menu

McDonald's to expand all-day breakfast menu

In a bid to maintain the hype -- and the sales gains -- the chain is planning to add McGriddles and more breakfast sandwiches to its all-hours menu.

Baker gets Zen-like passion from making focaccia bread

Baker gets Zen-like passion from making focaccia bread

“If I wasn’t in the kitchen, I’d probably be a mechanic,” says Duff Goldman.

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