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Family Can’t Relax Till Hubby Gets the Vax
Ashley in Clifton Park writes:
My husband refuses to get the vaccine and while it never presented itself as a problem before it's becoming one now.  We want to travel and do things as a family, and I really want him to get up to speed with the rest of us. 
I'm fully vaccinated as are our two daughters…
Great Escape Retires Nostalgic 80’s Attraction
Some people who have already been to the Great Escape in Lake George this spring have snapped photos of this nostalgic attraction, hoping to preserve a childhood memory.  Right now it just looks as if it's "temporarily closed," but this oldie but goodie is permanently ret…
June Farms Throwing ‘Pawty Night’ for Pups
We all know the toll the pandemic has taken on us hoomans, but what about all the good boys and good girls out there?  If your home is anything like mine, you could make the argument that doggies have cashed in on the pandemic more than anything.  My girlfriend Samantha and I have been around a lot …
WWE Star Visits Albany 20 Years After Life-Changing Title Win
Back in October of 2000, a packed house at the Pepsi Arena in Albany (and a massive PPV audience) watched WWF superstars The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rikishi, Triple H and Kurt Angle in the third and final event in the "No Mercy" trilogy.
That night, many memories were made and those …
Unknown Hero Saves Drowning Boys in Washington County
Who is the mysterious fisherman who saved two drowning boys in Washington County on Sunday?
Officials from the Washington County Sheriff's Office are trying to piece together the limited information they have as they try to locate a local fisherman they believe is a legitimate hero.   …
Willy Wonka of Upstate Hides $100K ‘Golden Ticket’
The Upstate New York man known as the original "Mr. Jelly Belly" has taken his passion and love for Willy Wonka-style treasure hunts to the next level.  David Klein says that somewhere in the lower 48 United States, he's hidden a treasure in the form of a "Golden…
Stewart’s Names Ice Cream Flavor After Famed Fundraiser
You know something is a big deal in the Capital Region when Stewart's names an ice cream flavor in it's honor.   It doesn't happen all that much and it's  usually bestowed upon area landmarks, popular horses or local celebrities.  But a Stewart's ice cream flavor, familiar to many in the Capital Reg…
Cuomo: ‘The Great New York State Fair Will Go On!’
The sites, the sounds, the smells, the food, the demolition derby; anyone else longing for the return of state and county fairs?  Well, you're not alone.  A few months ago, Governor Cuomo hinted that the return of state fairs was something that he was prioritizing.
“I personally love the fair. I love…
Shave Your Hair or She’s Outta Here
Rebecca in Wynanstkill writes:
I love my boyfriend, but I have one complaint.  It might not seem like that big of a deal, but he's so hairy.  Like all over his body...his whole family is.  I love the hair on his head, but the rest of his body is like a gorilla, and I just want him to trim it a little…
Mechanicville Will go to Prom This June With Protocols
In a year like no other, high school seniors have missed out on a lot but it's nice to see that they will be able to celebrate at prom this June. My alma mater, Mechanicville High School is leading the way in ensuring that the seniors will have a night to remember.
Indulge in Your Favorite NY State Fair Foods Today and Tomorrow
There hasn't been a lot of guidance on whether or not the state and county fairs will be happening this year but I know my fingers are crossed. Last year, most if not all, fairs were canceled or drive-thru only. If you've been jonesing for that delicious, greasy, and deep-fried New York St…
Upstate’s DNA All Over New Netflix Ax Murder Movie
A new Netflix horror film set to be released at the end of the month is based on a series of grisly discoveries made in the early 1980's after a couple moved into their new home in upstate New York.  In addition to upstate playing a role in its storyline, we learned something else that might resonat…

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