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Where is the Playground Equipment in Central Park?

When I think of my childhood, I think of taking walks to Central Park and playing on the playground. I think of chasing the ducks past Iroquois Lake, running up and down the hill. Imagine my surprise when I went to the playground and there was nothing there.

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What To Do and Where To Go This Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and I know we are all looking forward to it! How can we not be?! Lets just think back to a couple of months ago when we could barely get down the Northway because of piles of snow; or how about the last couple of months of ridiculous rain (last Thursday, anybody?!)

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May 25th: National Wine Day – Drink Up! What’s Your Favorite?

There is a "national" day for just about anything! Don't believe me? HERE...see it for yourself.

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Zaitoon Restaurant in Latham credit: Marissa
Zaitoon Restaurant in Latham credit: Marissa
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New Mediterranean Restaurant Coming to Latham

"Organic", "grass fed", "cage free" are all terms splashed across the Facebook page for the Mediterranean restaurant coming to Latham.

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Rotterdam Couple Defends Store [VIDEO]

I'd like to think if I were in this situation that I'd be brave enough to defend myself but I don't know if I could. I give all of the credit in the world to these two for not only supporting and looking out for each other but for the business they've built.

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Chase Bryant with Marissa credit Marissa
Chase Bryant with Marissa credit Marissa
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Marissa Geeks Out with Chase Bryant Over Hanson? and His Fave 90s Things

I knew I would be hanging out with Chase Bryant a little bit on Thursday, so I hopped over to his social media to see what he's been up to. Please note my incredible excitement when I went onto his twitter account and saw this...

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Lindsay Ell with Marissa Credit Marissa
Lindsay Ell with Marissa Credit Marissa
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Lindsay Ell talks about her Fave Summer Acitivty, Prom and more in Country In 60: Celebrity Edition

One of the most fun things to do is sit down with the artists that roll through town and get to know them a little better. Lindsay Ell is currently on tour with Brad Paisley and the tour kick off was right here at our very own Saratoga Performing Arts Center!

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Cursive: Taught in Capital Region Schools or Not? [VIDEO]

I know I can write in cursive but aside from signing my name and maybe on the sporadic check, I never use it. I never really thought it hurt to learn it but I guess there are schools in the Capital Region that don't teach it anymore and it's causing problems.

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Beer Floating Through the Capital Region [VIDEO]

Learning about the various kinds of beer, tasting them, knowing the differences- I love beer. So anytime there's a headline that has the words "beer" and "Capital Region" in it, I need to know what's going on.

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I Challenged Brad Paisley to Pour Guinness [VIDEO]

How much fun was the Brad Paisley concert on Thursday? The opening acts were great, Brad was obviously amazing, after the storm the weather got better but my personal favorite part of the night happened backstage.

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2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Day 3
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Oprah Was in Saratoga Yesterday

I suppose it isn't everyday that a celebrity comes to town, especially one as beloved as Oprah Winfrey. Here is what she was here for.

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The Best Place For a Picnic is in Troy

Toss aside all those negative thoughts about troy for just one second and think about these places. Actually quite beautiful sights.

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