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Nana’s Old House in Clifton Park Is Now An Insurance Company and More in Growing Up 518 [VIDEO SERIES]

Imagine Clifton Park with farms and woods; no traffic, no mall or stores, no restaurants, just families and trees. It's so hard to envision. I can remember little bits in the 1980's but even then it was nothing compared to when my grandmother was raising her family in the 50s/60s/70s.

Nana was born in South Troy and almost all of her life has been spent right here in the Capital Region. In this episode of Growing Up 518

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Livin in Griswold Heights in the 60’s, Camping in Lake George & More in Growing Up 518 ep 10 [VIDEO SERIES]

My soon to be 85 year old Nana has loved opening up and telling me all of her stories from growing up and raising a family here in the Capital Region.

In the series so far we've heard about Nana's childhood during the Great Depression, meeting the love of her life (my Grandfather), how they survived a long distance relationship while he was in the service, getting married and even having baby number one!

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What’s the New Area Code Coming to the Capital Region In Sept?

Earlier this year it was announced we would be getting a new area code to join the 518. Now we know what it is and when it goes into use.

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Growing Up 518 : Marissa’s Nana talks about Growing Up in the Capital Region

My Nana grew up in South Troy and is my last remaining grandparent. She is so incredibly special to me. I wanted to do something that not only would be a great keepsake for myself and my family, but a way for you to also get to know Nana a little better.

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The 518 Makes the List of Most Expensive Places to Get Married

Way to go Capital Region! You've made another Top 25 list!  This time for tying the knot!

When I saw the list of the most expensive states to get married, of course New York was #1...

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The Top 5 Richest Zip Codes in the 518

Do you ever think about how much money is flying around the Capital Region?  Well, you know it's out there, but where is it hiding?

A report by Esri and The Albany Business Review used indicators of affluence such as household income and average net worth, as well as material possessions and home values to rank the various zip codes in the Albany area and I don't think you'll be very surprised by the results...

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New Capital Region Area Code Announced

If you refer to yourself as being "from the 518," there will soon be another area code to call home.

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Capital Region Will Add New Area Code; You Won’t Have To Change Numbers

New York State has approved a plan to add a new area code in the Capital Region, and the news is good if you were fearing a number change.

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That Time Bethany Got to Hang With the Small Town Socialites [Listen]

The Capital Region has a really active social scene and I'm happy to say that one of my fav locals, Fran Pickles, is representing fun, fearless, singles on the scene...

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New Area Code to Coming to the 518/Capital Region In 2019

In early 2019 it looks like we will be adding another area code to go with the 518!

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Happy 5-1-8 Day!

It should be a national holiday, well okay, maybe not a national holiday but at least a Capital Region exclusive holiday. We should all be celebrating; Shopping in local shops and eating at local restaurants and enjoying local radio stations.

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