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Blastoff ! Fireworks season set to launch

CAPITAL REGION

Blastoff ! Fireworks season set to launch

The skies above the Capital Region will begin to light up on Saturday in celebration of America’s 240th birthday.

Buying a beer with your book may soon be an option at Barnes & Noble

Buying a beer with your book may soon be an option at Barnes & Noble

With the unveiling of a revamped store design Thursday, Barnes & Noble seems to be betting that the way to its customers' wallets is through their stomachs.

10 ways night owls enjoy the Capital Region in summer

10 ways night owls enjoy the Capital Region in summer

The Capital Region doesn't fold up the sidewalks at 9 o'clock and call it a night. There's plenty of summertime fun to have after the sun sets. Here are some of our favorites.

Rotisserie chicken and noodles make a quick, tasty, no-cook meal

Rotisserie chicken and noodles make a quick, tasty, no-cook meal

If you’ve ever been through a kitchen remodel, you know what a pain it is to be without a stove.

Elaborate design or basic throwback, treehouses are a labor of love

SPARKS, Md.

Elaborate design or basic throwback, treehouses are a labor of love

Lexi, Lucas and Devin Goodman wander up the two-tier staircase and through a trapdoor. In the middle of the room is the trunk of a large oak tree. It’s their very own treehouse — and it’s far more involved than a few pieces of wood nailed to some branches.

Stewart's lets you be master of ice cream destiny

CAPITAL REGION

Stewart's lets you be master of ice cream destiny

Norman Rockwell never visited a Stewart's ice cream counter, but if he had he would have found inspiration.

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

Strawberry Fest turned Upper Union Street into a giant block party on Saturday, one of at least four festivals that played out across Niskayuna and Schenectady on a warm and sunny day that seemed to beckon residents outdoors.

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Rick Coté has put in his time with Movado Group.

13 North: Casual American fare  in large portions

13 North: Casual American fare in large portions

13 North is the latest restaurant to occupy the building facing Route 9 at the Roosevelt Inn. It serves casual, American-style food and by that I mean tasty stuff and big, big portions.

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

In the 140 years since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, few people have known about the dress a Cheyenne woman is believed to have made from the uniforms of dead soldiers.

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Dionne Warwick used to sing “Walk On By.” Dr. Robert E. Benton isn’t a music expert — he’s in the cardiology business — but he agrees with Dionne’s exercise advice.

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

A Jamaican restaurant with locations in Albany and Troy is expanding with a fourth spot in downtown Schenectady.

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

SCHENECTADY

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

Each year the need for Schenectady Inner City Ministries' Summer Meals lunches grows, and this year the organization is adding breakfast to the program.

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

With their unique tools and their intuition, dowsers believe they can tap into that mysterious treasure trove we call our subconscious mind.

'Pick your own' berry season underway in Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

'Pick your own' berry season underway in Capital Region

Strawberries across the Capital Region are being plucked from fields and turned into homemade jams and put on shortcakes now that the “pick your own” berry season has begun.

Capital Region's 13 best places for outdoor dining

Capital Region's 13 best places for outdoor dining

Capital Region residents don't engage in fresh-air dining in winter, so we have to make the most of the short season we have.

Fast food was the fare in 1950s

Fast food was the fare in 1950s

The decade began with a bloody war in Korea that came to a conclusion, of sorts, that satisfied no one. The Civil Rights movement found its first victories, leading to a sense, among some, that the nation’s fabric was beginning to fray.

In the round: Vacation home addition incorporates silo in design

In the round: Vacation home addition incorporates silo in design

As the owner and operator of Port City Brewing Company, Bill Butcher is certainly familiar with silos, since he uses one at his business in Alexandria, Virginia.

Take precautions to avoid scary mosquito bites

Mosquitoes have always been an annoying part of summer, but suddenly they seem to loom larger and buzz louder.

Owner of Puzzles Bakery in Schenectady eyes second location

SCHENECTADY

Owner of Puzzles Bakery in Schenectady eyes second location

Puzzles Bakery & Cafe has been everything Sara Mae Hickey hoped it would be when she opened it, and more. So she’s looking to do more.

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