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Purple golf balls, windmills and ice cream

Purple golf balls, windmills and ice cream

McKenzie Kirvin was happy to play through Dan’s Miniature Golf in Ballston Lake on a late summer night. McKenzie was happy anyway.

Designer says fashions give wearers positive vibe

Designer says fashions give wearers positive vibe

Fashion designer Olga Papkovitch wants women to feel good when they put on her PopImpressKA clothing.

Russian fashion show promises to be a visual feast

Russian fashion show promises to be a visual feast

Russian couture is coming to Cohoes. On Sept. 10, “Passion Runway,” a high-style fashion show by three Russian designers, will be presented in The Venue, a former Roman Catholic church turned banquet hall.

Colorful coifs rise to the top

Colorful coifs rise to the top

When it comes to hair color, there’s now a rainbow of color to choose from.

Morton’s The Steakhouse is outstanding

Morton’s The Steakhouse is outstanding

The Capital Region has finally scored its first upmarket chain steakhouse.

Taekwondo national champion kicking off big campaign

Taekwondo national champion kicking off big campaign

Nashayla Harper Smith is a fourth-degree back belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo and in July took the national gold medal in the women’s welterweight division at the AAU Taekwondo National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Q & A: Onondaga educator Ground happy in the 21st century

Q & A: Onondaga educator Ground happy in the 21st century

Perry Ground doesn’t really like the word assimilation.

Airlines bring free sandwiches and streaming back to coach

Airlines bring free sandwiches and streaming back to coach

The next time you fly, a free snack--or even a meal--may await you in economy class.

Is this the real KFC Original Recipe?

Is this the real KFC Original Recipe?

Our mission: find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a piece of paper could be the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that go into Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe

Balsamic grilled swordfish paired with arugula pasta

Balsamic grilled swordfish paired with arugula pasta

Swordfish steaks are a treat on the grill in the summer. The secret is not to overcook the swordfish.

Proctors sheet music shop to close doors Saturday

SCHENECTADY

Proctors sheet music shop to close doors Saturday

The Schenectady Van Curler Music Store has lost a long battle with the internet.

As teens leave for college, families feel a jumble of emotions

As teens leave for college, families feel a jumble of emotions

When Victoria Dawson flew last week from Washington to Boulder, Colorado, to drop off her daughter Ellie for her freshman year of college, she and Ellie’s father saw it as a chance for some final quality time together.

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

A new study shows that people with more family members as close confidants - as opposed to close friends - tend to live longer.

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

ALBANY

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

Dozens of first-year students at Albany Medical College participated today in the 15th annual Carnival on the Hill, a gathering of neighbors, friends and family in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

Pine Lake Park begins long road to recovery

CAROGA LAKE

Pine Lake Park begins long road to recovery

Chardel Houck said the storm that struck her family’s RV park on Pine Lake last Saturday evening was over in less than a minute.

Hot Spot serves up sweet and savory Jamaican cuisine

Hot Spot serves up sweet and savory Jamaican cuisine

Hot Spot, the new Jamaican restaurant, located next to Proctors on Broadway, has an assortment of tables, both regular and high-top, and a small counter with two stools.

Retro camper in Saratoga is a pop-up shop

Retro camper in Saratoga is a pop-up shop

Every Saturday, a butternut-yellow Shasta camper, circa 1964, is parked at Saratoga Race Course.

For avid reader, breaking up with books is so very hard to do

For avid reader, breaking up with books is so very hard to do

What does a book lover do when she runs out of space for more books?

Pen pals for 70 years: nothing changes this friendship

SHARON TOWNSHIP, Ohio

Pen pals for 70 years: nothing changes this friendship

Lois and Freda have been friends for 70 years, but have been in each other's presence exactly four times - an average of once every 17 years.

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