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Gazette staffers searching for some sweet substitutes

Gazette staffers searching for some sweet substitutes

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
This is week two of a five-week challenge by four Gazette staffers to give up their favorite sugary foods and drinks, before the holiday season fires up.
 
Orange zest brings out sweetness in pudding topped with chocolate pieces

Orange zest brings out sweetness in pudding topped with chocolate pieces

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won’t cost you a penny because most likely you already have it, but throw it in the trash.
 

Brooks’ newest work is least interesting of night

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Choreographer Brian Brooks finds beauty in simplicity. A whirl of an arm, a hop and a run all enhance his vision. So too do the lines and circles that define, and ultimately intensify, the liquid flow of the Brian Brooks Moving Company.
 
Timeless tile gets a fresh face with inspired artistry

Timeless tile gets a fresh face with inspired artistry

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Tile has a rich and varied history in decor, from Roman floor mosaics and majolica to Delft ceramics and Mexican terracotta.
 
Whistling Kettle concentrates on tea, light fare

Whistling Kettle concentrates on tea, light fare

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
A rainy autumn afternoon is the perfect time for tea. That’s what dining companion Lisa and I thought as we headed down Broadway in Troy to the Whistling Kettle.
 
Saratoga restaurant group growing own ingredients
GALWAY

Saratoga restaurant group growing own ingredients

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
The groundwork for next summer’s menu specials was laid Monday at DZ Farm.
 

Jayhawks in tune with joyous performance at The Egg

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
It was an all-Midwest bill at The Egg on Thursday night, with Wisconsin’s Trapper Schoepp and the Shades opening for the Jayhawks, the influential alt-country band who formed in Minneapolis in 1985.
 
Centenarians look back on life events that most people just read about

Centenarians look back on life events that most people just read about

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
As a young girl, Downing Jett Kay danced to music played on a Victrola and watched Model T’s drive through the streets of Baltimore.
 
After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success

After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.
 

Actors deliver master class in mystery thriller

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in “Before I Go to Sleep,” a lean, twisty-turning tale in the “Memento” style.
 

Gyllenhaal is chilling as sociopath who sells gory videos to media

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
A gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal rarely blinks in “Nightcrawler,” turning himself into a chilling human special effect.
 
From real to surreal, ‘Birdman’ flies into darkest recesses of the mind

From real to surreal, ‘Birdman’ flies into darkest recesses of the mind

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
"Birdman" is exhilarating moviemaking, an out-of-the-blue masterwork that ranks as one of the best films of not just the year, but the decade, the century.
 
Wandering Dago owner suing state
ALBANY

Wandering Dago owner suing state

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
One of the two owners of the controversially named Wandering Dago food truck was fired from her state job on what she claims were trumped-up charges related to the ongoing dispute over the truck’s name.
 
Sisters of Mercy to get Hugh L. Carey Award

Sisters of Mercy to get Hugh L. Carey Award

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
When Sister Katherine Graber, RSM, attended last year’s Hugh L. Carey Award Gala, she never imagined she’d be one of the honored guests at this year’s event, sharing the spotlight with Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy.
 
Pork tacos are easy to make, good way to use up leftovers

Pork tacos are easy to make, good way to use up leftovers

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Tacos are time-starved cooks’ best friends. They are easy to put together, make use of any leftovers, beef or poultry, and are kid-friendly.
 
 

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