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Persian Bite offers exotic flavors in comfy setting

Persian Bite offers exotic flavors in comfy setting

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Six-month-old Persian Bite on Jay Street in Schenectady is tucked near the end of a strip of small restaurants and stores opposite City Hall.
 

Flu shot not perfect, but might be best protection available

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Nancy Dragun wanted to ward off flu this year, so she got her family vaccinated early, a shot for herself and doses of the FluMist nasal spray for her two boys, ages 9 and 11.
 

Comic Rock at home playing a comic like Rock

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
With all the timely cultural commentary Chris Rock has been making about Ferguson, Staten Island, police chokeholds and the like while doing interviews ostensibly promoting his new film, it’s actually a relief that “Top Five” is pretty good.
 

Korn’s physical music shakes up the Armory crowd

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Korn’s stage show seeks to take no prisoners. Wednesday night at the Washington Avenue Armory they attacked an 80-minute set with loud, physically punishing tunes for a good-sized crowd of mostly 20-something males.
 
Sprawling, bloody 'Exodus' depicts biblical story without preaching it

Sprawling, bloody 'Exodus' depicts biblical story without preaching it

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Sprawling and spectacular, brawny and bloody, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” stabs an exclamation point onto a year peppered with religious films, one that began with the less conventional and trippier “Noah.”
 
Are you addicted to Facebook?
ALBANY

Are you addicted to Facebook?

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A recent University at Albany study has concluded that excessive use of online social networking can not only be addictive, but may also be associated with other impulse control disorders, including substance abuse.
 
Family cafe joins famed NYC Jewish deli
NEW YORK

Family cafe joins famed NYC Jewish deli

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Russ & Daughters has been a New York City institution on the Lower East Side for 100 years. Now the family has opened a cafe three blocks from the store.
 
Photo-transfer projects make easy handmade gifts

Photo-transfer projects make easy handmade gifts

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn't have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our crafts and give them away too. Photo-transfer projects are perfect for this: They're generally fast, easy and inexpensive.
 
More than a circle: New takes on the standard wreath

More than a circle: New takes on the standard wreath

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Say “wreath,” and the beloved evergreen standard comes to mind — unadorned or dressed for the holiday season with lights, bows, fruit or ornaments.
 
Hanging Christmas lights a growing business

Hanging Christmas lights a growing business

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Some people will spend 20 minutes hanging Christmas lights outside their house. Then there are the people who will spend hundreds of dollars to have people do it for them.
 
A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
This recipe for winter quinoa dressing is a perfect dish for both newbies and quinoa pros. It complements the gorgeous roasts of winter as a side dish, or can be served as a main event for a simple supper.
 
Tugboat Tavern a comfy setting for great food

Tugboat Tavern a comfy setting for great food

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
When we walked into the Tugboat Tavern, a family-owned restaurant in a small brick building in a quiet neighborhood of Cohoes, the server said "Our soups are fantastic." Boy, was she right.
 
SCHENECTADY

‘Game’s Afoot’ not up to Schenectady Civic Players' effort

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
“The Game’s Afoot” — winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and currently in production by the Schenectady Civic Players— is new to me, but I won’t be seeing it again.
 
Christmas tree farm is a family affair
CHARLTON

Christmas tree farm is a family affair

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Susan Fogg has been in the Christmas tree business for the past 10 years. There are about 3,000 trees on seven acres of land, in sizes that range from four feet to 20 feet.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Restaurant Week runs through Thursday

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
More than 50 restaurants across the county will participate in the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau's 10th annual Winter Restaurant Week through Thursday.
 
 

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