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Vintage clothing shops have that ‘Mad Men’ look

Vintage clothing shops have that ‘Mad Men’ look

Saturday, April 4, 2015
With the second half of the final season of “Mad Men” in mind, The Daily Gazette asked the operators of two local consignment shops to look through their racks of vintage clothes for outfits that Betty or Joan might wear and then find volunteers to put on the clothes and model them.
 
Flawless flight could put 95-year-old in record book
SACRAMENTO

Flawless flight could put 95-year-old in record book

Friday, April 3, 2015
Peter Weber Jr., 95, flew a plane for about 20 minutes, three looping circles around an area airfield, and could snag a Guinness world record.
 
Fresh asparagus makes delicious, creamy soup

Fresh asparagus makes delicious, creamy soup

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When shopping for asparagus, people often focus on the wrong thing — how thick the stalks are. They think thinner is better. Truth is, asparagus can be delicious regardless of how thick it is. More important is how fresh it is. That’s where the flavor is.
 
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam brush pickup fee deadline nears

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The deadline is fast-approaching for Rotterdam residents who want to opt out of a controversial $50 leaf and brush pickup fee instituted by the Town Board last year.
 
Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Monday, March 30, 2015
There was a lot of rubbernecking at the corner of 39th and Vincent Avenue S. last summer. There, perched high on stilt-like supports, sat the second floor of a quaint cottage-style house. Below it, instead of a main floor, was nothing but air.
 
Local baseball teams date back to 1800s

Local baseball teams date back to 1800s

Monday, March 30, 2015
The guys look defiant and confident — ready to hit a fastball over the fence or catch a screaming line drive at third base.
 
Egg hunt! All over the region, children will dash for candy and cash

Egg hunt! All over the region, children will dash for candy and cash

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The eggs will be hidden at Mike Lenigan’s place in Halfmoon today. The chaos will be easy to find.
 
Photographer reveals farm workers' struggle in modern Dust Bowl

Photographer reveals farm workers' struggle in modern Dust Bowl

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Let’s say you’re at a swanky New York party and someone says, hey, I want to introduce you to Time magazine’s 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. What flashes through your mind?
 
Rocco’s smart atmosphere enhances lovely meal
CLIFTON PARK

Rocco’s smart atmosphere enhances lovely meal

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Rocco’s positions itself as fine American modern dining with an updated menu, using locally procured provisions.
 
Giant telescopes able to probe deeper into space

Giant telescopes able to probe deeper into space

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The world’s largest refracting telescope is located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, in an ornate Yerkes Observatory built in the late 1890s.
 
Taking chicken from frozen to delicious in under 30 minutes

Taking chicken from frozen to delicious in under 30 minutes

Friday, March 27, 2015
Despite its reputed speed at getting dinner done, the pressure cooker was slow to win me over. That is, until I discovered that the pressure cooker is capable of solving my No. 1 kitchen annoyance — frozen meat.
 
The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up
MIAMI

The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer routine modeled after a popular cooking show.
 
Woodworkers teach traditional, hands-on craft
GREENWICH

Woodworkers teach traditional, hands-on craft

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
For a fourth year, instructors fro, Maplewood Center for Common Craft in Greenwich will be do demonstrations at the Northeastern Woodworkers Association’s Fine Woodworking Show, which is scheduled this weekend at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
 
Ham for the holiday

Ham for the holiday

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
When I think of spring menus, I instantly think of asparagus and the fresh ham that my grandmother made every Easter. The pork was studded with cloves and slathered with brown sugar and mustard before roasting. And it made the entire house smell amazing.
 
Careful slicing, creamy mixture make scalloped potatoes really good

Careful slicing, creamy mixture make scalloped potatoes really good

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast.
 
 

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