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Man Incredibly Finds Lost Ring in Random Photos Taken at Bar in Saratoga
When Colleen Sleights asked area strangers on Facebook if they could help find a Swarovski crystal "Love" anniversary ring belonging to her aunt that was lost over the weekend, she thought maybe a few helpful people would respond. "I was kind of surprised at how quickly word spread, and I couldn't believe how many people wanted to help us find it," she told WGNA...
We Somehow Found a 1965 Navy Photo of My Dad We Didn’t Know Existed
I received a text from my mom last week of an image - no words - just the photo.  My mom knows I love this stuff, and every once in a while she digs up something nostalgic and shares it with the family.  Whether it be an old photo of me or my sister Sherri when we were kids or an old picture from a 1980's family day at Storytown, she knows I love this stuff. This ...
When Did Washington Ave Extension Become a Cell Phone Dead Zone?
My father, Harry (AKA Papa Codes) wakes up at the crack of dawn and starts his day by grabbing the newspaper and a coffee on his way to his barbershop in Albany.  By 6 am, his tools are neatly arranged, razors are sharp, and towels are folded as he awaits his first customer of the day. ...
See Inside the Manchester, VT Airbnb Rented by 8 Person Baldwin Crew
It's no secret that Alec Baldwin, his wife Hilaria, and their six children have been seeking solace and comfort about an hour north of Albany in Manchester, Vermont. According to several sources, Baldwin and crew have been laying low in nearby Vermont for the past few weeks as the investigation continues into the on-set shooting of the movie "Rust"...
Inside the Palatial Estate of a Saratoga Socialite and Her 40 Dogs
"Pallazo Riggi" is the nickname that Ron and Michele Riggi have given their 25,000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, luxurious mansion that sits on approximately 8 acres in Saratoga Springs, New York. The multi-million dollar Riggi Palace features a sprawling, heated lawn so that the 40 or so dogs they own have a place to do their business without getting their paws cold during Upstate
Ripe for the Pickin’ – GNA Pranks Listener Accused of Stealing Apples
We got a great idea for a prank phone call from Angie, one our GNA listeners. She thought it would be funny if we called her husband Adam and questioned him about stealing apples on their most recent visit to the orchard.  While technically they didn't steal she did admit that they were a little wasteful,  taking a few bites from the fruit before discarding them.  Angie also told us that she and h
Country Mega-Star Dresses as Doppelgänger from Rexford, and it’s Amazing!
It's taken a little while, but we all knew it was only a matter of time before everyone saw what Chrissy and I have been saying for well over a year now. The likeness between said superstar and Rexford's Ian Anderson is pretty uncanny.  Anderson, a Shen grad is a 23-year-old, All-Star-caliber pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, scheduled to pitch game 3 of the World Series tonight in the ATL. ... Read
Former Shen Standout is a Huge Hit with Country Music’s Biggest Stars
I don't know if former Shen standout and Rexford native Ian Anderson is a fan of country music, but I do know this: Many of country music's biggest stars are quickly becoming - if they weren't already - really big fans of his. See Tweets about Ian below from Country Music's biggest stars It's no secret that some of country music's biggest and most popular stars come from the state of Georgia... Re
See Inside Liam Neeson’s Luxurious 34,000 sq. ft. Upstate NY Farmhouse
One of Hollywood's biggest stars, Liam Neeson is reportedly worth over $150 million dollars.  It shouldn't come as a surprise, considering that the 69-year-old has been in almost 100 films. Born in Northern Ireland, the leading man with starring roles in films like Schindler's List, Star Wars Episode 1, Batman Begins and the Taken franchises, commands somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 million p

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