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Duel on the track: Reporter vs. Amsterdam's standout sprinter

Duel on the track: Reporter vs. Amsterdam's standout sprinter

Sunday, July 5, 2015
What can Daily Gazette reporter — and ex-high school sprinter — Jeff Wilkin do with a 150-meter lead in a 400-meter race against Amsterdam’s super speedster Izaiah Brown? Let's see...
 
City Line has upscale feel but needs seasoning
ALBANY

City Line has upscale feel but needs seasoning

Sunday, July 5, 2015
City Line Grill looks sharp. The new from scratch, modern industrial-inspired building houses two large rooms, and the bar opens out onto a large patio in good weather. City Line positions itself as a traditional sports bar with an upscale, fashionable ambiance, serving classic bar fare along with new continental dishes. It satisfies those requirements, but falls short of excellence.
 
Librarian hopes to attract kids, adults to comic con
SCHENECTADY

Librarian hopes to attract kids, adults to comic con

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Leah LaFera, an adult services librarian at the Schenectady County Public Library, is organizing the library’s first “Electric City Comic Con,” which will celebrate artists and their creativity. The conference will kick off the library’s “Every Hero Has a Story” summer reading program
 
Hard-hitting Gazette duo gets the scoop on local soft-serve
CAPITAL REGION

Hard-hitting Gazette duo gets the scoop on local soft-serve

Saturday, July 4, 2015
It’s grueling work, but somebody’s got to do it.
 
If it’s July 4, it’s the start of Summer Days
CAPITAL REGION

If it’s July 4, it’s the start of Summer Days

Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s the Fourth of July, a day for family picnics, swimming pool antics, hikes and bike rides — all topped off by evening fireworks.
 
Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

Friday, July 3, 2015
If there's a more basic and universally loved dish than pizza, I can't name it. Bread, cheese and tomatoes... Perfect! Unless, that is, you're one of those poor souls who is sensitive to gluten.
 
Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.
 
There’s charm and beauty in miniature gardens

There’s charm and beauty in miniature gardens

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Some people are downsizing their gardens big time. They’re moving from whopping perennial borders to terrariums, tiny Zen gardens and fairy-gardens-in-a-pot.
 
Backstage Pub a good bet before or after show
SCHENECTADY

Backstage Pub a good bet before or after show

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Backstage Pub & Grill is a modestly priced, casual restaurant that will harm your waistline more than your wallet.
 
Harley Rendezvous is about family and freedom
MARIAVILLE

Harley Rendezvous is about family and freedom

Friday, June 26, 2015
Organizer Frank Potter says that the Harley Rendezvous motorcycle rally is, as much as anything, a yearly family reunion for the regular participants. One attendee added that it's "freedom at its best."
 
Beards ride a wave of popularity
CAPITAL REGION

Beards ride a wave of popularity

Friday, June 26, 2015
If you have noticed more men with big beards recently, you are not imagining things. Facial hair has been a growing trend since around 2012, long enough that many now say the trend is reversing. But it appears the whiskers aren’t going down without a fight.
 
Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

Friday, June 26, 2015
When looking for ways to improve a basic summer corn chowder, reach for sunflower seeds for a cream-free chowder that nonetheless is rich and creamy.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Summer walking tours underway in Saratoga Springs

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation began its season of historic walking tours Sunday and released a complete schedule of summer events.
 
Why not make your own barbecue sauce?

Why not make your own barbecue sauce?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Barbecue sauce is a very personal thing. For some, it means thick, sweet and red. For others, it is mustard-based.
 
Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Monday, June 22, 2015
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Literally.
 
 

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