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Local Winter Olympian Gets Surprise From Home

When Remsen, NY native Erin Hamlin woke up the other morning to continue training in the French Alps for the upcoming Winter Olympics, she got a video surprise from her hometown.  http://vimeo.com/8492

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Altamont, NY Gets A Theme Song From Richie On Your Town Thursday – [AUDIO]

Add another one to the list!  It's Altamont, NY - home of the oldest fire department in Albany County plus many more interesting factoids, thanks to all of you who wrote in.  Scroll down to hear the song!

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Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images
Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images
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Local Albany Area Grammy Winners

The Albany Symphony Orchestra picked up a Grammy Award last night!  It's the first such nomination and win in the orchestra's 84-year history.

The ASO was awarded best classical instrumental solo for its recording of composerJohn Corigliano's "Conjurer — Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra," which was recorded right here in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and was conducted by David Alan Miller, a Delmar resident and music director for the ASO since 1992.

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Two Quick Area Day Trips To Beat The Winter Blues

Do you tend to go a little stir crazy this time of the year?  The weather has kept a lot of us inside all bundled up.  Well especially with the kids off of school on Monday, you might want to gather the family and sneak out of the house for the day

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Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Tim Monette, Northville Senior Will Be Able To Play Basketball #LetTimPlay

This morning on The Sean and Richie Show we discussed the Tim Monette situation that was escalating in Northville.

Tim is a high school senior with cancer who loves to play basketball.  Tim is currently being tutored at home, yet remains a basketball player for the high school's team

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Photo by Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images
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Craigslist Missed Connections – Let’s Help These Local Folks Out

Craigslist offers us a variety of different, free, services... job postings, free stuff for pick-up, apartments to rent, garage sale listings, etc... My favorite feature on Craigslist is the missed connections section!

I was reading a story in the news today about a young lady who shared a special NYE kiss with a stranger in Time Square

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Local Soldiers Wish a Happy New Year to Family Back Home [Watch]

In this special video message below, deployed 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers wish their families a Happy New Years!

Everyone here at WGNA would like to thank our local servicemen and servicewomen for all of their service, and wish everyone a Happy New Year!  God bless you and stay safe!

Read more: http://www.dvidshub

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Orlando/Getty Images
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Lost Speedways Highlights Gobbler Saturday

Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving the Saratoga Automobile Museum hosts its Lost Speedways program which looks back at speedways that are long gone but will not be forgotten.

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Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images
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Jimmy Fallon Hosts and Justin Timberlake Sings on SNL in December

NBC announced yesterday that Jimmy Fallon will host it's December 21 episode with special musical guest Justin Timberlake!

As if that's not exciting enough, Paul Rudd will host on December 7 with musical guest One Direction, and John Goodman will take a turn hosting on December 14 with Kings of Leon

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Courtesy of Dance Crazy
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Dance Crazy – Youth Ballroom Dancing In The Albany Area

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 you're invited to Dance The Night Away at the Troy Hilton to help The Dance Crazy youth ballroom program.

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Photo: St. Jude - facebook.com
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The Sean and Richie Show Will Walk for St. Jude at Crossgates Mall

Help support the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by donating a little dough!  The Sean and Richie Show will walk in the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk on Nov. 23 and we need your help!

Click here to donate now!

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Förr i Färg - Past In Color - Facebook.com
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Photo Colorization – The Best New Art Form

One of my friends just shared this link on his Facebook page and I was literally in shock as I scrolled through the photos on the site!  I don't know where I've been lately, I guess under a rock, but there is this thing called Colorization, where folks take old, black and white photos, and add color to them.  It's incredible!  It's not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it brings such life to photos that

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