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Saratoga's Mingle on the Avenue at hotel serves homestyle Korean fare

Sunday, July 6, 2014
You can't beat mom's home cooking. But one doesn't expect heart-warming, down-to-earth dishes at a swanky hotel.

"The Korean items on the menu are old family recipes," explained our waiter Christop, as Hubby and I made our first visit to Mingle on the Avenue, a spacious restaurant on the first floor of the Pavilion Grand Hotel, a 48-room boutique establishment that has just opened in Saratoga Springs.
 
Rabbi uses tradition in her deerskin parchment art

Rabbi uses tradition in her deerskin parchment art

Sunday, July 6, 2014
More than a decade ago, Rabbi Linda Motzkin became a soferet, a Hebrew scribe who writes Torah scrolls and other sacred documents.
 
There's adventure around the river bend at this Indian Lake wild spot

There's adventure around the river bend at this Indian Lake wild spot

Saturday, July 5, 2014
It isn’t every day you can stand next to a slice of the upper Hudson River the public hasn’t seen in more than a century. Actually, that’s not true
 
Financial security only real change for lottery winner

Financial security only real change for lottery winner

Friday, July 4, 2014
If Jimmy Marx wants the new Aston Martin DB9 sports car, 184 grand is no problem.
 
Review: Fresh Phish gives its fans what they want
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Fresh Phish gives its fans what they want

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Phish opened its three-night run at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Thursday night with a whimper — “Farm House” — but quickly gained its footing for a strong and fresh set that bodes well for the rest of the SPAC shows.
 
How strong is that drink? Calculator helps figure

How strong is that drink? Calculator helps figure

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you're really drinking with those summer cocktails.
 
Shaker Museum to open for season
NEW LEBANON

Shaker Museum to open for season

Thursday, July 3, 2014
There are no bells or whistles at the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon, nothing to attract visitors to the place other than its peaceful setting, some interesting architecture and a wonderful sense of history.
 

McCarthy makes the most of size, offers gross giggles

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Say this for Melissa McCarthy: A couple of years into her stardom, and not all that far past the dust-up over critics’ deriding her comic reliance on the sight gag that is her physique, she puts it all out there in the opening moments of “Tammy,” a star vehicle she co-wrote for herself.
 
Patriotic pastry: Early pies were crude ‘fast food’

Patriotic pastry: Early pies were crude ‘fast food’

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Apple pie may be as American as the Fourth of July, but it probably wasn’t on the table when the holiday first began.
 
Alien visitor evokes ‘E.T.’ but special effects, likable kids make movie work

Alien visitor evokes ‘E.T.’ but special effects, likable kids make movie work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
"Earth to Echo” is an engagingly unassuming “E.T.” knockoff, a kids’ movie that serves up a similar alien-with-kids story in “Blair Witch”/“Paranormal” shaky-cam package.
 
Function drives style, size when choosing shutters

Function drives style, size when choosing shutters

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Although glass and screens have eliminated the practical need for shutters, they’re still popular for decoration. But to get the right look, you still have to consider function when choosing and hanging shutters, experts say.
 
Shakespeare & Company play is an absolute dream

Shakespeare & Company play is an absolute dream

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
For a theater company doing Shakespeare right — absolutely right — look no further than Shakespeare and Company in Lenox and their current production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
 
Boat House is business, residence and base for rowers along Mohawk
NISKAYUNA

Boat House is business, residence and base for rowers along Mohawk

Sunday, June 29, 2014
For anyone looking to get better acquainted with the Mohawk River, a visit with Bud and Sally Halsey should be the first thing on their list.
 
WATERVLIET

Watervliet man emulates wrestler on TV challenge

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Jason Eveleth, a 26-year-old Watervliet native, is one of eight male participants in Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch Challenge, coming to the Country Music Television Network beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 6.
 
COOPERSTOWN

Evolution of pickup truck on view at Farmers’ Museum

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Honest, hard-working, durable and reliable are all descriptions of farmers and the vehicle that no farm could do without, the pickup truck.
 
 

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