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Bowling shirt tradition rolls along in some leagues

Bowling shirt tradition rolls along in some leagues

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Bowl sharp and look sharp — those are the two chief rules in the Vitalo Classic bowling league.
 
Olde English Pub & Pantry offers taste of  UK
ALBANY

Olde English Pub & Pantry offers taste of UK

Sunday, April 5, 2015
If you’re yearning for a visit to England and you can’t get there anytime soon, you might drop by the Olde English Pub & Pantry to see what you’re missing.
 
On the move: Anne LaBastille's Adirondacks cabin
ADIRONDACKS

On the move: Anne LaBastille's Adirondacks cabin

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Cleaning coffee cups with hot water and a swipe of his thumb, Michael Frenette looks out at the same pine trees and pristine lake wildlife ecologist and author Anne LaBastille admired from her log cabin.
 
‘Mad Men’ known for attention to historical detail

‘Mad Men’ known for attention to historical detail

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Television’s “Mad Men” is well known for its attention to the 1960, and major news events from the decade have also become parts of the series.
 
Vintage clothing shops have that ‘Mad Men’ look

Vintage clothing shops have that ‘Mad Men’ look

Saturday, April 4, 2015
With the second half of the final season of “Mad Men” in mind, The Daily Gazette asked the operators of two local consignment shops to look through their racks of vintage clothes for outfits that Betty or Joan might wear and then find volunteers to put on the clothes and model them.
 
Flawless flight could put 95-year-old in record book
SACRAMENTO

Flawless flight could put 95-year-old in record book

Friday, April 3, 2015
Peter Weber Jr., 95, flew a plane for about 20 minutes, three looping circles around an area airfield, and could snag a Guinness world record.
 
Fresh asparagus makes delicious, creamy soup

Fresh asparagus makes delicious, creamy soup

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When shopping for asparagus, people often focus on the wrong thing — how thick the stalks are. They think thinner is better. Truth is, asparagus can be delicious regardless of how thick it is. More important is how fresh it is. That’s where the flavor is.
 
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam brush pickup fee deadline nears

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The deadline is fast-approaching for Rotterdam residents who want to opt out of a controversial $50 leaf and brush pickup fee instituted by the Town Board last year.
 
Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Monday, March 30, 2015
There was a lot of rubbernecking at the corner of 39th and Vincent Avenue S. last summer. There, perched high on stilt-like supports, sat the second floor of a quaint cottage-style house. Below it, instead of a main floor, was nothing but air.
 
Local baseball teams date back to 1800s

Local baseball teams date back to 1800s

Monday, March 30, 2015
The guys look defiant and confident — ready to hit a fastball over the fence or catch a screaming line drive at third base.
 
Egg hunt! All over the region, children will dash for candy and cash

Egg hunt! All over the region, children will dash for candy and cash

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The eggs will be hidden at Mike Lenigan’s place in Halfmoon today. The chaos will be easy to find.
 
Photographer reveals farm workers' struggle in modern Dust Bowl

Photographer reveals farm workers' struggle in modern Dust Bowl

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Let’s say you’re at a swanky New York party and someone says, hey, I want to introduce you to Time magazine’s 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. What flashes through your mind?
 
Rocco’s smart atmosphere enhances lovely meal
CLIFTON PARK

Rocco’s smart atmosphere enhances lovely meal

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Rocco’s positions itself as fine American modern dining with an updated menu, using locally procured provisions.
 
Giant telescopes able to probe deeper into space

Giant telescopes able to probe deeper into space

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The world’s largest refracting telescope is located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, in an ornate Yerkes Observatory built in the late 1890s.
 
Taking chicken from frozen to delicious in under 30 minutes

Taking chicken from frozen to delicious in under 30 minutes

Friday, March 27, 2015
Despite its reputed speed at getting dinner done, the pressure cooker was slow to win me over. That is, until I discovered that the pressure cooker is capable of solving my No. 1 kitchen annoyance — frozen meat.
 
 

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