July 4th

Clifton Park Cancels Fireworks, Again
Canceled. Rescheduled. Canceled again. Is 2020 ever going to end?
On Tuesday, the Town of Clifton Park hit residents with the ol' double whammy by canceling fireworks that were rescheduled for Labor Day weekend. These were the fireworks originally canceled for the 4th of July.
518 List of Firework Extravaganzas on the 4th
The "Summer of Bummer" continues as the bigger and more traditional 4th of July firework shows have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, but all is not lost! While some of the massive displays that we're used to seeing in downtown Albany, Clifton Park, and Lake George won't be happe…
Honor Someone During Our 4th of July Salute to the Troops
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3 and continuing all throughout Independence Day on WGNA, Brian and Chrissy will be honoring some of the local men and women in our military who may be away from their families while protecting our freedom back home. Or, maybe you would like to honor the veteran i…
Albany Residents Fed-Up w Nightly Fireworks
A little over a week ago I heard loud, nearly professional grade fireworks booming throughout Center Square, Albany around 8pm.  Anyone who lives within an earshot of Washington Park has almost certainly heard them too.
Madison VanDenburg's National Anthem Gave Us Chills
There were plenty of musical performance highlights at WGNA's Countryfest 2019 this past Saturday but none, in my opinion, topped what our hometown American Idol Madison VanDenburg did to kick off the show.  In case you missed it in person, watch her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and tell me…
Where To See The Fireworks In The 518
From Albany to the Adirondacks and everywhere in between, Fourth of July firework displays will be lighting up Capital Region skies this week. Here's a list of large firework shows beginning on Wednesday and booming through the middle of July happening all throughout the 518!
Local Splash Pad Helps Beat Oppresive Heat
Plans to build the the Scotia Splash Pad started back in 2016 but it's construction  amounted to nothing more than a tiny squirt.  When problems arose from various conract issues resulting in multiple delays, many local businesses in and around Scotia stepped up and the Scotia Splash …
Where's The Best 4th Of July Fireworks Show In The 518?
If you've ever been down to the Empire State Plaza in Albany on the 4th of July to watch the fireworks, you know it's quite an experience.  Either you make it an annual tradition to brave the tens of thousands of people or you want absolutely nothing to do with it. There's very little in between.  T…

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