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Afrim's Sports Adding 5th Capital Region Complex
Afrim's Sports Adding 5th Capital Region Complex
Afrim's Sports Adding 5th Capital Region Complex
If your kids participate in any indoor sports in the Capital Region, chances are they have had a game at one of the Afrim's Sports complexes. Now there will be a fifth location. This time it's up north.
After 23 Years Popular Capital Region Bar Sold! What's Next?
After 23 Years Popular Capital Region Bar Sold! What's Next?
After 23 Years Popular Capital Region Bar Sold! What's Next?
We found out last month that a popular bar and restaurant on a busy stretch of Route 9 in Latham was closing after twenty-three years. We now know what is going to happen to J.J. Rafferty's Bar & Grill and it's something completely different.
Upstate New York Has $1Mil Powerball Winner! Check Your Tickets!
Upstate New York Has $1Mil Powerball Winner! Check Your Tickets!
Upstate New York Has $1Mil Powerball Winner! Check Your Tickets!
The $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot was won by one winner in California. Although no one in New York State cashed in on the top prize, there was an Upstate New Yorker who is $1 million richer. Check your New York Lottery Powerball tickets because someone in Upstate New York is a one-million-dollar winner!
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Upstate NY Concert Venue
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Upstate NY Concert Venue
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Upstate NY Concert Venue
The Starlite Music Theater opened in 1957 and was a popular venue located in Latham. There were many acts that passed through the Starlite until 1997. It was a 3,000 seat theater in the round. In the 1980s I saw Belinda Carlisle of the Go Gos at the Starlite Music Theater. Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, Jonny Cash, Run DMC, Diana Ross, and more graced the stage. The Starlite closed its doors in 1998 and laid dormant for years. Then in December of 2012, the Starlite was demolished. Here are pictures of the venue in the summer of 2012 before it was leveled.
A New Sports Craze Soon to Fill Up Space in old Latham Kmart
A New Sports Craze Soon to Fill Up Space in old Latham Kmart
A New Sports Craze Soon to Fill Up Space in old Latham Kmart
The old Kmart building on Watervliet Shaker Road in Latham is becoming an entertainment and sports destination. The Scarlet Knife, an upscale restaurant just recently opened and more construction is on the way including a new sports complex.
It's Fish Fry Friday! Top 10 in Capital Region [RANKED]
It's Fish Fry Friday! Top 10 in Capital Region [RANKED]
It's Fish Fry Friday! Top 10 in Capital Region [RANKED]
If you observe Lent or you just want a fish fry, here is a guide to the best fish fries in the Capital Region according to Yelp! reviews. There are some restaurants that specialize in fish fries and others that are full restaurants. There are 10 on this list but there are probably twenty more we could have listed.
Latham Pitcher Endures Slow Return To New York Yankees
Latham Pitcher Endures Slow Return To New York Yankees
Latham Pitcher Endures Slow Return To New York Yankees
Shaker High School graduate, Tommy Kanhle is entering his 9th season in Major League Baseball. The right-hander from Latham has pitched well enough to earn a 2-year/$11.5 million contract with the New York Yankees through the 2024 season. However, Kahnle's second stint in pinstripes has gotten off to a slow start.
Heartwrenching View of Abandoned Hoffman's Playland
Heartwrenching View of Abandoned Hoffman's Playland
Heartwrenching View of Abandoned Hoffman's Playland
Hoffman's Playland was an amusement park in Latham from 1952 until 2014. Even though many of the rides were relocated to Huck Finn's Playland in Albany, Hoffman's holds a soft spot in many Capital Region families' hearts. Take a look at abandoned Hoffman's Playland.
Huge Latham Sporting Goods Store Temporarily Closed!
Huge Latham Sporting Goods Store Temporarily Closed!
Huge Latham Sporting Goods Store Temporarily Closed!
If you shop in the Latham area, you know that there are a ton of stores for every need. Whether it's PetSmart, Lowe's, Walmart, Home Depot, or grocery stores, this area is a shopping hub. This is why I was completely caught off guard when I noticed the huge sports store that I usually shop at was temporarily closed!
Major Eyesore On Route 9 Being Demolished-What Will it Become?
Major Eyesore On Route 9 Being Demolished-What Will it Become?
Major Eyesore On Route 9 Being Demolished-What Will it Become?
If you drive along Route 9 in the Latham/Cohoes area chances are you have driven by this eyesore. It was an operating motel for quite some time, became apartments, and then it declined. Eventually, it was condemned. Now construction crews are tearing it down.

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