If you run into any Stewart's Shop in the Capital Region, you will see that they have a piece of history in every store. They are usually off to the side and unassuming but they still work. By the end of 2023, they will no longer be available.
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.
Just a short jaunt into New York City and you can be transported to Miami to visit The Golden Girls Kitchen. You will be immersed in everything you remember about the iconic television series. It is complete with the lanai, the kitchen, Blanche's Boudoir, and cheesecake!
There was a Sears department store in every mall throughout New York state when we were growing up. Around Christmas time, our parents would always take out the Sears Holiday Wish Book catalog and tell us to circle what we wanted Santa to bring us. Here is a catalog from the 1980s for you to flip through and take a trip down memory lane!
Growing up in the Capital Region in the 1980s, it was fun to travel up the Northway and spend the day at The Great Escape Amusement Park (formerly Storytown). We couldn't wait to get there and travel through Ghost Town and become a deputy with Marshal Wild Windy Bill McKay. But one of the highlights of the day was the death-defying high dive act.
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 shape of a ball (see a fun photo here) and that got me thinking even more about old beer gimmicks and