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Growing Up 518 credit: Marissa
Growing Up 518 credit: Marissa
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Nana Learned Not to Have Her Kids Clean Their Plates, Sneaking Pot & The Belt in This Weeks Growing Up 518

My Grandmother has lived almost all of her 85-years here in the Capital Region. Throughout the Growing Up 518 video series, she has told us so many stories of going to school, meeting my Grandfather, getting married, their first apartment, house, the birth of their kids and raising a family.

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Circus Parade, Albany (1880), Albany Institute
Circus Parade, Albany (1880), Albany Institute
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Albany Institute Brings Us 170 Years in the Past [PHOTO]

I've lived in the Capital Region my whole life. I'm only 28 so even though I've noticed some changes to the city of Albany in that time, I love what the Albany Institute is doing to bring us back into history to see what Albany looked like 170 years ago.

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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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5 Things Everyone Should Love About New York

It seems like everyone hates New York, these are a few things you should love about the state that you hate.

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SyFy Networks “GHOST HUNTERS” Came to Saratoga In 2010 – See the Video

I've been told you have to be open to the unknown for you to experience any paranormal activity. But based on stories that have come from the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, whether you believe or not, things happen.

That's what brought SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" to the Capital Region in 2010 for the sixth season of their creepy show.

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Undersea Tours of the Titanic Will Be a Thing in 2018 – Would You Do It?

A week ago, I was home and technically on "vacation." The downfall was, I was still super sick with bronchitis and really couldn't do a whole heck of a lot. That's when I got myself back in bed, turned on AMC and "Titanic" came on. I'm a sucker for Leo. I always have been.

If I wasn't so sick I 1) wouldn't have even put the tv on to start with but 2) I definitely wouldn't have watched Titanic, of all things WITH commercials - do you have any idea how long that made the movie?! Yikes.

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In 1952 Nana Moves Back to Troy in this Episode of Growing Up 518 [VIDEO SERIES]

In Growing Up 518, we've been following the story of my 84-year old Nana. She's spent almost all of her life right here in the Capital Region and in this series she's been sharing her stories of how it once was locally.

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The Bucket She Had to Use As a Toilet a Neighbor Used to Cook In Growing Up 518 [Video Series]

In Growing Up 518, we've been following the story of my 84-year old Nana. She's spent almost all of her life right here in the Capital Region and in this series she's been sharing her stories of how it once was locally.

In episode 7, after marrying my Grandfather, they moved onto the army base

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President Ulysses S. Grant, Facebook Page
President Ulysses S. Grant, Facebook Page
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Wilton’s “Grant Cottage” To Be Featured On The Travel Channel – Am I A Loser For Not Knowing It Was Here?

I think this is just so cool and I needed to share it with my fellow history and upstate New York lovers out there. I saw on the Saratogian website that a local landmark, Grant Cottage is going to be featured on the Travel Channel this Thursday at 7 pm...

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Daniel Barry, Getty Images.
Daniel Barry, Getty Images.
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A Horse Drawn Trolley Ride and a Ride Through Albany History

They'll help take you back to a simpler time in downtown, Albany. A time where worries were few, life wasn't so busy and technology hadn't taken over.

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Credit: Jess Hudson
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5 More Haunted Places in the Capital Region

We all know that the Capital Region is haunted. Here's further evidence.

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Credit: Jess Hudson
Credit: Jess Hudson
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The Hidden Life of CNY’s Delta Lake

We all know the story of Atlantis, right? Well, New York may just have its own little version. 

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