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$126 Million Big Ones! NY Lottery Grand Prize Ticket Sold in Schenectady County
$126 Million Big Ones! NY Lottery Grand Prize Ticket Sold in Schenectady County
Whoah - we've had some big lottery payouts here in Upstate New York in the last few years, but this one appears to be one of the most masssive grand prize payouts in the history of the Capital Region. The New York State Lottery confirmed that there was a grand prize Mega Million ticket sold for last night's drawing, and it was purchased in Schenectady County. Am...
Now that that the Castles are Done, is this Lake George’s Next Big Thing?
Now that that the Castles are Done, is this Lake George’s Next Big Thing?
Winter so far in Upstate New York has been surprisingly mild, which is perfectly fine for people who don't love the cold. But even those who typically need 12 extra layers of protection when the temp gets anywhere near freezing, were still excited to make the trip up to the Lake George region to experience the surprise magical hit of the winter, the Ice Castles...
Albany’s Gamer Con ’22 Later this Month – It’s On Like Donkey Kong!
Albany’s Gamer Con ’22 Later this Month – It’s On Like Donkey Kong!
Video game competitions, career workshops, and a chance to meet and greet some of the industry's most successful gamers and game programmers will highlight Gamer Con 2022, coming to Albany later this month. Gamer Con 2022 is happening Saturday and Sunday, March 19th and 20th at the Albany Capital Center in Albany New York, and here's what you need to know...
Whatever Happened to this Once Proud Mall in Montgomery County?
Whatever Happened to this Once Proud Mall in Montgomery County?
Check out the vintage 70s and 80s decor in the photo gallery below! Many of us from the Capital Region may not remember this Montgomery County Mall, but if you're from out near Amsterdam, you most certainly do.  With its classic 1970s wood paneling, plants, pastel colors, and even leather chairs, Amsterdam Mall wasn't the shopping giant that rivals Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center are, but it de
How Hard Can this Be? We Found Out Swiftly at the Albany Curling Club
How Hard Can this Be? We Found Out Swiftly at the Albany Curling Club
Here's a throwback post to a few years ago when during the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea  Chrissy and I went to the Albany Curling Club to see what the hype was all about and if it was as hard as it looks. "Well there's an Olympic sport I could do," said every single person who watched curling during the Olympics. The truth is, you could do a little curling; we all can!  The
All Aboard! Explore a Scenic ADK Railway Inside a Vintage 1943 Train
All Aboard! Explore a Scenic ADK Railway Inside a Vintage 1943 Train
The newly-formed Saratoga Corinth and Hudson Railway announced that later this spring you'll be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Southern Adirondacks aboard a vintage, 1943 locomotive built in Schenectady. All Aboard! Explore a Scenic ADK Railway Inside a Vintage 1943 Train "We offer a variety of train rides suited for families, friends, or special outings! Our...
Upstate Dad Shares Viral Pics of Lousy-Looking Lunches – Are They That Bad?
Upstate Dad Shares Viral Pics of Lousy-Looking Lunches – Are They That Bad?
The photos of the cafeteria food seen in the photos below won't make it to an Instagram page #FOODPORN, but they're not necessarily the most appalling looking meals either.  See the images below - would your children eat it? According to a story in the New York Post, the dad of a teenager in Upstate New York put his son's school on blast by posting photos taken by the child of some school meals re
12 Unwritten Rules for the Capital Region That We’re Required to Know
12 Unwritten Rules for the Capital Region That We’re Required to Know
Living here in the Capital Region requires some basic fundamental learning. There are rules here for living in the upstate region of New York  - many of which are "unwritten." But how does one gather this knowledge?  Sometimes it's trial-and-error, sometimes it's word of mouth, others might pick up a few things in a written post like this one which literally spells out a dozen things you

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