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Times Union Job Fair Monday May 20th
Get ready Monday May 20th the Times Union job fair is back at the Albany Marriot on Wolf road from 2pm - 6pm. This job fair will mainly focus on technology  and  manufacturing jobs. More than 20 jobs will be in the building under one roof seeking new hire...
Capital Region Jobs
If your looking for a job, full-time part time or in the between time check out the list of capital region jobs posts weekly on the Hot991 website/ app.
Looking for a job can be hard and stressful and summer is right around the corner check out this summer temp program at Union  College...
Beer Nostalgia! Top 5 Beer Gimmicks To Reminisce About
It's Saratoga Brewfest this Saturday, which made us start to think of, well, beer, and all of the fun that goes with it.  Sure Brewfest maybe all about sampling, but we all remember the days of beer helmets and kegstands too.
I recently saw a post about the beerball- the nostalgic mini-keg in the sha…
Capital Region Jobs : Living Resources
Living Resources is hiring for multiple positions, whether you are looking for full time work or part time work with benefits or relief work where you can create your own schedule as you like , Living Resources is looking for you.
Living Resources provides individuals with disabilities and special ne…
Man Makes Animated Films About the Capital Region
The Plaza in animation form? Pretty cool.  How about riding around a CDTA bus, with millennials playing on their phones giving dirty looks- sounds like a normal day in Albany.  But in animation form?  Kind of interesting to watch.
A local is getting creative with the capital region, ma…
Mothers' Day Guide
Looking to do something special for that special lady you call mom? Here's a list of place you can go out and enjoy Mother's Day;
Huck Finn's Playland Is Now Open For 2019 Summer Season
I am almost positive if not close to it that Huck Finn's  Playland is probably one of the Capital Region's oldest and longest running family theme parks for the kids in the upstate region. I remember clear as day graduating from kindergarten and my mom taking me and my best friend to …
Albany Empire Vs Washington Valor
Looking for something to get into this Saturday? Check this out.
This Saturday get ready for the second game of the Albany Empire Football season as they take on the Washington Valor at the Times Union center. This is the Albany Empires second season as being the new arena football team in the Albany…
Gillette Carnival At Cook Park (Colonie)
The best thing about spring, summer and good weather is all the outdoor fun that you can have while its nice out. I remember the best part of my childhood was always summer vacations and anytime we did not have school (ha).
Well that excitement is still in full effect with the new generation of kids.…
Vh1's Mariah Lynn In Saratoga NY May 24th At Putnam Place
Pop out May 24th to Putnam Place up in Saratoga. VH1's Love and Hip Hop  Mariah Lynn will be in the building. Mariah Lynn is best known for being a cast member on the super popular TV show " Love and Hip Hop NY" but aside from doing reality TV, Lynn is also a recording ar…
Albany NY's Annual Tulip Fest
They say April showers bring May flowers. That is all true May 11th and May 12th at Washington Park in Albany. Come out and enjoy the 71st annual Tulip fest mothers day weekend in the historic Washington Park. There will the crowning of the Tulip Queen and parade earlier in the day followed by food …
Jim Jones Live At Putnam Place May 11th
We are back at it again on May 11. Cap city, get ready for Jim Jones to invade Saratoga at Putnam Place. It's been a minute since Jim Jones stepped foot in Albany so it's dope to see him come back and put on a good show. Jim Jones is 1/3 of the infamous rap group Dipset and is known for his hit song…
New Crossgates Venue Skyloft To Open This Week
A new concert venue (with a lot of shows already lined up) is opening this week in the Capital Region!
With a lot of publicity already, Skyloft is finally going to be opening this Thursday at Crossgates Mall. I initially saw the opening date at the Times Union, in a post about the new 600-800 pe…
Monday Vibes In The Cap City
Every once in a while we all can use an extra added day to the weekend or maybe just sum extended after work fun. Monday vibes in the 518 can range from a simple paint n' sip to karaoke or open mic night at a local bar. Check the vibes out for the week for sum after work vibes...
Comedian Calls Albany the Biggest Dump of his Tour
OK- so sure, Albany isn’t a perfectly picturesque scenic tourist destination like Fiji or something.  But we’re not exactly living in a piling heap of trash.  However, one famous comedian recently called Albany the ‘biggest dump’ of the…
Capital Region Burger Makes Top Ten in Competition
One Capital Region burger is among the top ten best in the state!
As a burger person, this kind of news is pretty cool to me (and has me licking my lips).  The New York Beef Council is looking for the best burger in the state, and according to newyorkupstate...
Downtown Albany Restaurant Week
Looking for something to do ,end the week the right way. Good Friday vibes in the Capital Region.Get ready to enjoy some good food and drinks at the 15th annual Downtown Albany restaurant. There is a few great places right here in the heart of down town Albany...
2019 Curvention "Tales of a Phat Girl"
Get ready this Saturday 4/20 for an evening out in fashion, entertainment, confidence, and curves. The 2019 Curvention is back and better than ever. This year Curvention presents "Tales of a Phat Girl" hosted by Juilanna Obie and music by DJ Show at The Washionton Avenue Armory...
Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's This Week!
Time for some free ice cream!
Even though I'm a New Yorker, I spent many years living in Vermont.  So Ben & Jerry's ice cream was a staple for many years of my life.  As for "Free Cone Day"?  Well, it basically was a holiday we looked forward to ever…
Liquidation Sale Happening Now at Local Sporting Good Store
There's a liquidation sale going on just in time to stock up on sports goods for the summer.
A local staple, sporting goods store 'Goldstock's Sporting Goods' closed its doors and now inventory is being liquidated.  News Channel 13 reported that their liquidation sa…
Albany Airport Working on More Non-Stop Flights
Traveling somewhere for vacation is exciting.  BUT- the actual ‘travel’ part?  Not always.
Having one or two layovers after flying out of a smaller airport like Albany?  That’s something that won’t always make the top of the vacatio…
Two Upstate Casinos to Cut Back On Slots
Two Upstate New York casinos are struggling.  As a result, they’re going to be cutting back on slot machines.
I’m not a gambler unless it’s the slot machines, so this caught my eye (just like the lights and sounds of slot machines do)...
$500K Going Towards Albany Capital Center Renovations
The Albany Capital Center may be only a few years old, but it's already getting some more major renovations.
By major renovations, I mean 500 thousand dollars worth.  According to the Times Union, the Albany Capital Center is doing so well with business that they need more space...
Albany College Student Competes on Wheel of Fortune Tonight
An Albany area college student is competing on the Wheel of Fortune tonight!
I caught wind of this from a post by the Times Union, and of course now have to root for one of our own.  Logan Stone, competing tonight on the Wheel of Fortune, is a junior at the University at Albany...

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