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Salt Den In Latham Said To Be Where To Go For Respitory Health Help

Allergies? Yeah, I've got those. Badly, actually.

People usually express after the third or fourth, "God Bless You," that they're done blessing me. It's cool. I'm used to it. In fact, I typically tell them not to bother after the first one because some days, there might be 15 sneezes coming my way at any given moment.

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Ever Trace Your Family Roots?

Josh Turner is ditching his hometown of Hannah, South Carolina for Nashville and even though he knows it's the best thing for his career, he's feeling guilty. No one in his family has ever left their hometown, ever!

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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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Tablets At The Restaurant?

Jenn and I try to have some balance when it comes to electronics out at a restaurant. Ryan is 5 and making him engage in conversation at times can be challenging. But I can't stand when we go out and the restaurant has a tablet at the table when we sit down.

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Thunder? Or Is That Just God Bowling?

So last night there were some major rain storms. There was heavy rain, wind and even thunder and lightening. At one point the thunder was really loud. Ryan asked me what it was and I said, "Oh it's just God bowling."

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He Always Helps The Homeless

Whenever we are in the car and there is a person holding up a sign at the intersection or in the street, Ryan always wants to stop and help.

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Nana and Marissa credit: Marissa
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A Stolen Car and a Baby Locked in an Apartment – It All Happened to Nana in Growing Up 518 [VIDEO SERIES]

Nana calls me her "sunshine."

If the sun is out, she says it's my doing. If it's not out, she asks, "Why didn't you bring the sunshine!?"

She's your typical feisty, spunky, great sense of humor Grandmother and I'm so proud to call her mine.

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Wait a Minute – The Video Game Hall of Fame is Where?!

It's been so close this whole time and I never knew. Now, listen I don't play a ton of video games, but I do have my favorites that I grew up on and who doesn't love going to places like Dave & Busters or Lucky Strike Social?!

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A 50’s Proposal in Troy, Wedding Bliss All the Talk in This Weeks Growing Up 518 [VIDEO]

Growing up 518 has been a treat to film with my 84-year old Nana. Going through her life growing up here in the Capital Region and how different things were back then.

As we enter episode 6, we've gotten to when my Grandfather

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Growing Up 518 Nana credit Marissa
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They Met In Cohoes in the 40’s…A Capital Region Love Story [VIDEO]

My Nana was born in 1932 and grew up in South Troy. She has lived the majority of her life within the Capital Region and made many beautiful memories here, including meeting her husband and raising her family.

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penny credit: Marissa
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Neighbor Allegedly Feeds Neighbors Puppy to Pitbulls

"It's just something he does." That's what the Police were told about a gentlemen that allegedly (I mean, do we even have to use that word here) fed his neighbors puppy to his pitbulls.

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Car Stolen With 2-Year Old Inside This Morning In Albany [PHOTO]

There will be instant shame on the Mom from the public when I say that she left her 2-year old in the car while she ran into the store quick. Sure, it may have been a common occurrence when I was growing up in the 80's, but these days? It's a big no-no. 

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