Let the building begin! The first all-inclusive sensory-friendly playground has started to be built in Amsterdam and it will be the first of its kind. The community knows there is a need for a state-of-the-art playground like this one that helps kids both with and without disabilities.
We are in the middle of winter in the Capital Region and although we haven't had a lot of snow and ice, there is still plenty of time for another snowstorm. Make sure you know the laws about clearing off your sidewalks in the Capital Region. Some cities have different rules and fines.
Amsterdam will be celebrating everything German this weekend. It's their annual Oktoberfest with a day filled with contests, entertainment, vendors, live music, and more. The Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department turns the Southside of Amsterdam into a huge Oktoberfest Block Party along Bridge Street on Saturday, October 9th from 11 am until 7 pm according to their press release.
Instead of shopping at Target, how about working for them? You can earn twenty-plus dollars per hour too. There are two locations in the Capital Region hiring nearly two thousand workers for the Target distribution center.
I am 100% Italian and love all Italian food and festivals. There haven't been many festivals at all in the past year and a half so I am happy for this Saturday. This weekend Amsterdam will bring back ItaliaFest. The event was canceled last year due to COVID. It will be held on Bridge Street Saturday, September 18th from 11 am until 9 pm. But before you go, I wanted to give you a little inside lesson on how to pronounce some of the delicious foods you will be asking for at ItaliaFest.
In the past few years, there have been some major upgrades to Veterans' Park in Amsterdam. It was just announced that another one hundred thousand dollars in state funding will help to build a brand new pool house. Another ten thousand dollars was also received to resurface the basketball courts nearby.