CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Clubhouse, grandstand and back yard have own fashion styles

Clubhouse, grandstand and back yard have own fashion styles

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
What do New York City and Saratoga Race Course have in common? The answer has to do with fashion.
 
ALBANY

New York sees surge in local alcohol production

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
According to figures released Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, the total number of businesses producing alcoholic beverages in New York has more than doubled since 2011.
 
Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy
NEW YORK

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.
 
Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter
LEWISTON, Maine

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
 
In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Welcome, highlanders! That was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1960, as pipers, drummers, dancers and marchers assembled for the annual Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
 
Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Walking around Crescent-Halfmoon Park on the banks of the Mohawk River, you can almost hear the music: “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal.”
 
Mexican Radio’s cuisine doesn’t quite live up to decor

Mexican Radio’s cuisine doesn’t quite live up to decor

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Like Paul Revere’s message about the British, “Mexican Radio is coming,” rang out across the land. After the hype settled, friend Trish and I ventured to downtown Schenectady.
 
Last train from Playland

Last train from Playland

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
The 18-ride Hoffman's Playland has been a summer haven for children and teenagers since it opened in 1952, but is now slated to close in a few weeks.
 
Is it worth it to chop your own burgers? You bet!

Is it worth it to chop your own burgers? You bet!

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
How do you make the best burger ever? You start by avoiding the ground beef at the grocer at all costs.
 

Young lovers are sweet in the tear-jerker ‘If I Stay’

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
‘Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.
 

Football flick is a loser because it has no real underdog

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
“When the Game Stands Tall“ tries to turn a high school football winning machine, guys with the longest winning streak of 151 straight victories, into the kind of underdog that makes for a heart-tugging sports movie. That never happens.
 

Brandon Gleeson a marvel in Irish tale of good priest

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Will Father Lavelle die for our sins?
 
‘Sin City’ sequel rehashes characters

‘Sin City’ sequel rehashes characters

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
"Sin City” is back in all its lurid, gory glory, a vivid and visceral graphic novel come to life in the capable hands of Robert Rodriguez and co-director and comic book creator Frank Miller.
 
Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches
LOS ANGELES

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
 
Information, right stuff makes planning school lunch easier

Information, right stuff makes planning school lunch easier

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
There’s not a lot you can do to change the fact that school lunch duty is a chore. But a little information — as well as the right gear — can keep it from turning into a dreaded one.
 
 

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