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Frontier Town Campground Officially Opening This Weekend
Frontier Town has been a work in progress.  Just last year, we posted about ground being broken for Frontier Town.  Now?  It's officially opening for the season and camping this weekend.
According to the official Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) site, …
Madison VanDenburg Performing at Saratoga Race Course
Track season is going to be kicking off July 11th, and it looks like local musician and "American Idol" contestant Madison VanDenburg will be there to help kick off the season.
According to the Times Union, Madison VanDenburg will be at the Saratoga Race Course opening weekend …
The 5 Funniest Names of Nudist Events in New York
Okay, so I'm not a nudist.
I have nothing against people who are- I mean, hey, to each their own.  I have actually even had my own experience on a nudist beach out in Utah while camping along the Colorado River (unintentionally).  But I do happen to find comedy in puns...
Final Music Lineup for New York State Fair Announced
From rock to alt rock to rap to pop and more, the final lineup for the New York State Fair is stacked- and has been announced in case you missed it.
With concerts from August 21st through September 2nd, there are ample opportunities to see some live music at the fair...
Tri-City ValleyCats Hosting Father’s Day Special
Looking for something local to do for Father’s Day?  Well, aside from the 21st Annual Father’s Day Car Show in Scotia, you can also enjoy a special sports day in Troy.
Our Capital Region minor league baseball team, the Tri-City ValleyCats are h…
Capital Region Lands on List of Best Donuts in New York
Turns out you can satisfy that sweet tooth with some of the best donuts in Upstate New York right around the Capital Region.
From classic and simple donuts, to donuts topped with bacon and elaborate frosting, a list of the 27 best donut shops in Upstate New York (posted by newyorkupsta…
DWI Crackdown Happening This Weekend for Memorial Day
Through Monday, a crackdown is in effect.  It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to celebrate, to remember and honor veterans past and present, and a time to enjoy.  But, not a time to drink and drive (well, really at no time should you be drinking and driving)...
Over 60,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Before the Holiday
It's the unofficial kickoff of summer this weekend with Memorial Day!  Hopefully yours is an enjoyable one, and you don't get sick with any of this tainted meat.
According to WNYT, over 62,000 pounds of raw beef has been recalled.  A possible E...
Another One Bites the Dust: Clothing Store to Close
Another one bites the dust! Yet another clothing store is shutting down, impacting the Capital Region.
While it seems like the trend of store-closings is less than last year (that's my impression, I don't know the statistics), it still hasn't stopped...
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…
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…
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…
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...
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…
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...
Over $100 Million Going to Fix New York Roads
A big chunk of change is going to be spent on New York roads.
$128 million to be more specific. Governor Cuomo announced the funding to help resurface New York roads, according to cbs 6 albany.  To me, this is definitely something that’s needed...
Researcher Says Starting Work Before 10 AM is Like Torture
According to one Oxford researcher, waking up and going to work before 10 am is torture.
I'm definitely not going to disagree. In one recent article , there's a discussion about Dr. Paul Kelley's views on sleep and work patterns as a leading researcher at Oxford University...
New Hot Dog Biergarten Coming to Clifton Park
Hot Dogs, sausages, and burgers, oh my!
A new gourmet food restaurant is coming to Clifton Park, and seriously, the menu I scoped out online looks delicious.  I read at the Times Union that the Dog Haus Biergarten, a California-based restaurant, is going to be opening a locat…
Local College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free in 2019
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not,  it's all not allowed on t…