Hurricane Irene took it's toll on so many places around the Albany area and surrounding communities.

Schoharie had so much destroyed, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. The Stewarts shop was destroyed by Irene, but they rebuilt and they're going to reopen Wednesday, October 19. Stewarts is a fixture in the area. A great place to stop and get a cup of coffee, something to eat or drink, or my favorite, ice cream.

They will be open everyday from 4:30 a.m. until 12 midnight. This is one of the Stewarts shops that sells gas and Saturday they'll be having they're grand reopening celebration with a gas sale from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Stewarts is also donating money to the Schoharie recovery fund.

I know there are still quite a few people that are having a hard time, but isn't it nice to finally start hearing about things starting to recover from the storm?