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Betting strategies and fashion as Saratoga Race Course opens

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Betting strategies and fashion as Saratoga Race Course opens

Anticipation for the 148th opening day at Saratoga Race Course came to a head Friday morning as locals and out-of-towners alike thronged the Spa City to join in the long-standing upstate tradition.

Politics, fashion make strange bedfellows

Politics, fashion make strange bedfellows

Republican politics hasn’t been the only elephant in the room this week at the party’s national convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Six sassy summer salads

Six sassy summer salads

Help me, world. It’s tough enough to find the time to cook in summer. Who wants the heat, too?

Medal-winning makeover: Add a splash of Rio to your home

Medal-winning makeover: Add a splash of Rio to your home

Almost no other country will be dominating headlines in these upcoming months more than Brazil.

Emergency call to British police: 'Somebody stole my Pokémon'

A Pokémon Go player called the police to report his missing cartoon monster.

As Powerball climbs close to $400M, past lottery winners offer tips

As Powerball climbs close to $400M, past lottery winners offer tips

The Powerball has swelled to another hefty jackpot--these past winners have some sage advice if you hit it big.

Drone-fired peanut butter pellets: A government plan to save endangered ferrets

Drone-fired peanut butter pellets: A government plan to save endangered ferrets

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to use unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, to rain peanut-butter pellets down on northeast Montana. The tasty ammunition is laced with a vaccine against the plague. The targets are prairie dogs that are commonly afflicted with the disease.

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

SARATOGA SPRINGS

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

Gastropubs, or bar-restaurant combos serving high-end beer and food, started in the Capital Region with Brown & Moran’s in Troy in 1993. This latest and polished example also features a New Urbanism setting, mixing business and living in compact spaces in a luxury apartment complex on the west side of Saratoga Springs.

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Flirty, elegant and oh so fashionable. It’s fascinator season in Saratoga Springs. This summer, you can create your own little cocktail hat with a new book by Hannah Scheidig, a milliner in Edinburgh, Scotland, who has taught hundreds of women how to make them.

Pokemon Go was an April Fool's joke before it became a huge hit

Pokemon Go was an April Fool's joke before it became a huge hit

Pokemon Go, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool's joke.

Vegan ice cream: A real treat . . . if you can pull it off

Vegan ice cream: A real treat . . . if you can pull it off

In the past 20 years, I’ve eaten a lot of vegan ice cream — some of it good but much of it bad.

DMV: Don't Pokémon and drive

DMV: Don't Pokémon and drive

Keep your eyes on the road, not on the Pokemon.

Healing garden at Seattle VA uses nature to comfort ailing vets, families

SEATTLE

Healing garden at Seattle VA uses nature to comfort ailing vets, families

Long before he became a professor of landscape architecture and a designer of healing gardens around the world, Daniel Winterbottom had a seed planted in his very own heart.

New app has users scouring landmarks in search of Pokémon

CAPITAL REGION

New app has users scouring landmarks in search of Pokémon

A teenager walking through Juracka Park in Rotterdam has his gaze fixed on his phone screen. The phone vibrates and there’s a rustle from nearby. He stops. A wild Pidgey has appeared.

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeps nation, poised to surpass Twitter

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeps nation, poised to surpass Twitter

Pokemon gets a reboot and it's almost as popular as Twitter.

Science proves it: Girl Scouts really do make the world a better place

Science proves it: Girl Scouts really do make the world a better place

Junior Girl Scouts were about to increase their household's energy-saving habits by nearly 50 percent after completing a course on energy conversation.

Hoop dreams: ‘Love and understanding’

SCHENECTADY

Hoop dreams: ‘Love and understanding’

The gym at the State Street YMCA buzzed with the sounds of jovial conversation as basketballs bounced on the floor and off backboards Saturday afternoon.

Kraverie’s fusion: crepes, Korean BBQ

Kraverie’s fusion: crepes, Korean BBQ

What do you get when you fuse two New Jersey food trucks featuring Korean food and crepes, and then combine names?

Nineteen places to visit and admire on Stockade Garden Tour

Nineteen places to visit and admire on Stockade Garden Tour

When Werner Feibes was looking to liven up the backyard of his home at 17 North Ferry Street in Schenectady, a typical garden wasn’t the answer.

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

ROTTERDAM

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

Unlike the winter, the hills are alive this summer at Maple Ridge.

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