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I Don’t Want to Repeat This At Countryfest Even Though It Was Fun [WATCH]

Last July was my first big Countryfest experience as an employee of WGNA. I definitely knew what I was getting myself into, well, sort of. But, no one could have planned how my day would go.

There's always a schedule in place that you can almost guarantee will be thrown out the window by 10am. It's inevitable. No matter the amount of planning that is done a show like this ends up working on it's own time with so many moving parts. We also had really no way of predicting the weather that was headed our way.

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First Self-Driving Car Coming to Capital Region

We keep hearing the news and updates about self-driving cars but it seems as if they weren't actually real, just something futuristic that you see in movies. Now, not only are these cars a reality but they're coming to Albany.

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Frankie Ballard at Fuccillo Kia Championship

Frankie Ballard is coming to the Capital Region on Friday, June 2 for the Concert on the Course.

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New Yorkers Have the Hardest Time Spelling What Word?

I'm no stranger to confirming the spellings of words via Google. I'll also go there and check which version of the word is the correct one to use, as well, because once you start writing blogs you find out just how many folks are grammar police (even when they, too are wrong.)

It turns out, I'm not alone in my usage of "the Google," as my Nana may say. People all around the United States are using it for that very reason right now. In the moment it has taken me to write this sentence, if I had to guess, thousands of people have Googled how to spell words like "college" and "receipt." Think I'm kidding? Think those words are just too easy to need to search? Think again.

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Pedestrian Fatalities On The Rise In New York City
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What Would Your Slogan For Albany Be?

I have to drive through Albany to get into work every morning, much like a lot of people do, and I've come to notice something that I don't understand whatsoever.

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Dog Friendly Restaurants In The Capital Region

Let me first say that I think it's awesome that there are a bunch of restaurants in the 518 that accept our furry friends to dine with us. Unfortunately, I can't participate because my dog, Freddie, isn't the kind of dog that would sit nicely at a restaurant. Although I did find a ton of restaurants that accept the well behaved kind.

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How to Get Free College Tuition in New York State

We've talked about it, debated about it and as of last week it's officially official. New York State is offering free college tuition and the application is available soon!

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Wealthiest Zip Codes in the Capital Region

I'm looking to buy a house right now so aside from taxes, I've been looking at areas that make the most sense to settle down. I obviously want a house in a great neighborhood where I can make money on the house after some time. I was incredibly fascinated with this list of the wealthiest zip codes in the Capital Region.

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Attention Troy! Hot Dog Charlies Is Back! I Repeat, Hot Dog Charlies Is Back!

When I was little, I can remember driving through Troy almost every single day with my Dad. We would always drive by the Hot Dog Charlies on 2nd Avenue and when we did, you'd get that wiff of deliciousness.

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This Albany NY Tricentennial Song Video is PRICELESS [WATCH]

Oh, how the times have changed.

While 1986 doesn't seem all that long ago for a lot of us, this video proves just how long ago it really was. From the hair styles, the fashion and the song itself nothing more 80's has ever taken place in Albany!

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Volunteers In Dire Need For Summer Games

If you are looking to volunteer this summer for a wonderful organization and to cheer on some amazing athletes, then you are needed. The 2017 Special Olympics New York State Summer Games will be held in just a few weeks.

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I Never Would Have Thought Going Up Here Was Free

So if you have been up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building in Manhattan you know it will cost you a pretty penny, but this won't.

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