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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.
 

Christmas cards slipping in popularity

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Sales figures provided by the Washington-based Greeting Card Association say Christmas is still the most popular holiday for cards, with sales of individual and boxed cards totaling more than 1.6 billion each year.
 

Oscar winners Jones, Swank lend color to flat world of ‘Homesman’

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
There’s a hint of the Dust Bowl in Oscar-winner Hilary Swank’s face — a worn, rawboned quality straight out of a Walker Evans photograph. That makes her the perfect Mary Bee Cuddy, the sturdy not-quite-old-maid of Tommy Lee Jones’ film, “The Homesman,” based on the Glendon Swarthout novel.
 
Niskayuna toymaker continues to work hard at 93
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna toymaker continues to work hard at 93

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Most people never have the opportunity to walk through Santa’s workshop, where, of course, all the best toys are made. But if you ask nicely, Bob Honeyman will let you take a stroll through his.
 
Starbucks launches pay-ahead in Portland
NEW YORK

Starbucks launches pay-ahead in Portland

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in the Portland, Oregon, area this week as it prepares to expand the offering nationally over the next year.
 
Fiery J. Geils sets stage for Seger’s classic hits
ALBANY

Fiery J. Geils sets stage for Seger’s classic hits

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Peter Wolf pranced around the stage, like a kid still. Seger still had force behind that raspy voice — and he was not afraid to yell.
 
Chicken soup is ultimate comfort food

Chicken soup is ultimate comfort food

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
This Quick Chicken Soup with Orzo is just all-around easy to make and comforting. Combine with some nice crusty bread, perhaps a side salad, and dinner is served.
 
A home on wheels

A home on wheels

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Motor homes are increasing in popularity as well, increasing to 2.1 percent of the total RV population in 2011, up from 1.9 percent.
 
Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year.
 
Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
If any Hollywood types are looking for a sequel to “Drums Along the Mohawk,” the people at the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park have a few good story lines they’re willing to share.
 
Pediatrician Mele reflects on 100 years
SCHENECTADY

Pediatrician Mele reflects on 100 years

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Longtime Schenectady pediatrician Dominick Mele is grateful his 100th birthday will arrive on Wednesday. But he wants a couple more years with family and friends.
 
Airport’s Meditation Room a 'place of peace'
COLONIE

Airport’s Meditation Room a 'place of peace'

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
At Albany International Airport, it’s not just airplanes that rise into the heavens. In the Meditation Room, human beings lift their spirits and share their most intimate thoughts and prayers.
 
Simpson’s at The Desmond serves up great meal
COLONIE

Simpson’s at The Desmond serves up great meal

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The landmark Desmond Hotel is celebrating 40 years in the business, and it still impresses.
 
ALBANY

Capital Rep's ‘Secret Garden’ solid, but long

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Cap Rep production of "The Secret Garden" has stellar cast, strong singing.
 

Fifty years later, siblings confirmed as Olympic medalists

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
International Olympic Committee records now officially list Vivian and Ron Joseph as Olympic bronze medalists — 50 years after they finished fourth in pairs figure skating at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games.
 
 

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