It had been three years since the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled through the Capital Region. It made three stops; Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, and Fort Edward. The first was Mechanicville on a rainy Sunday night. This is where I enjoyed the festive holiday train. They are traveling across the country to 106 stops. At each stop, they play live music and collect donations for the local food banks. Country Artist Lindsay Ell was the musical entertainment and she was awesome. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train also presented the Mechanicville Community Center with a check for $3500 to help restock the food bank. Even though the weather wasn't ideal, a couple of hundred families joined the fun.
The weather is getting nicer and little by little more events are being scheduled in this "new normal" after the pandemic. One of the most anticipated events that draw thousands in Schenectady County will return this summer.
It seems as if more and more restaurants are experiencing a resurgence after the pandemic. There is one restaurant and bar in Halfmoon that has been around for more than three decades and is entering into a new era.