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Getting to the quick of the story

Award-winning journalist pens the stories that define the Saratoga tourists may not take the time to see

Thomas Dimopoulos is no stranger on the streets of Saratoga.

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Schenectady's Little Italy pays tribute to Dan DiNicola

Local movie critic honored in second movie festival

There, on North Jay, stands Perreca’s Bakery, the crown jewel of Schenectady’s Little Italy, a fixture of the neighborhood for more than a century. From a booth inside More Perreca sits Maria Papa, who has a hand in both of the businesses that neighbor one another, where she talks about next week’s plans to pay tribute again to the late Dan DiNicola.

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Still going crazy

Heart continues to define women’s role in Rock

Known and revered as trailblazers in the male dominate world of rock and roll, Ann and Nancy Wilson not only blazed the way for Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Madonna and the rock maidens that followed, they maintain their relevance nearly 40 years after going crazy on us all.

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Breathing new life into our cities

Grant will help fund art project focused on attracting investors to blighted areas

As people, we have a natural tendency to personify inanimate objects that have become a part of our everyday lives. We name our cars, give a heartbeat to our cities and lend a spirit to our country. In similar vein, a two-person team consisting of one artist and one architect will breathe new life into select buildings abandoned throughout Albany, Schenectady and Troy in hope that art will soon imitate life.

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The time to spot a butterfly

Karner blues can be seen at Albany Pine Bush for a short time

Hikers in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve can see a sight that hikers 20 years ago considered rare—small blue figures flitting through the trees.

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New ‘living room’ for Spa City

Community effort to save Victorian Aged church receives helping hand

Standing before dignitaries and guests inside the cathedral of the old, gothic church, Universal Preservation Hall President Teddy Foster invoked a scene from a decade ago, with the building left to rot, condemned by the city, and a wrecking ball outside its doors.

Plan for success

Weight loss is planned, not wished

It probably wouldn’t be a surprise to know the majority of people who start exercising do so because they want to lose weight.

Fashion: Protection from the sun

Best way to prevent your skin from aging is to use sunscreen

School’s out and the pool is open. You are basking in the sun with your favorite device and I am sure the first thing you thought of was your sun protection, right?

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Kicking into high gear

Live music to be everywhere on Saturday

The special events season will kick it up a notch this week, with the kick off of Troy Pig Out, Powers Park Concert Series, and another high energy local music showcase at Rockin on the River.

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Alive and still kickin’ out tunes

Get Up Jack shows there is life after Hair of the Dog

Lovers of live music are able to identify the appeal: It’s the combination of musicianship, atmosphere, showmanship and crowd participation.

The Long Walk

Opera’s world premier in Saratoga on Friday

A contemporary American opera based off a critically acclaimed memoir from a first-time author, will have its world premiere.

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Look who’s 50

The Mallozzi Group celebrates a Golden Anniversary

The Mallozzi family has stirred, baked and sprinkled their name onto and into the mix of the Schenectady community.

Take in a movie

Free Summer Film Series at The Palace highlights effort to prevent bullying

The Palace Theater in Albany is set to host a free summer film series. The series will offer family-friendly movie screenings at the historic theater every Tuesday at 1 p.m. in July and August.

A stream of donations

Cicccotti Center unveils donor wall, begins second wave of donations

As donations for the Swim on In Campaign still float in, the Ciccotti Center’s new co-ed changing area is being put to good use.

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Crossing bats

A vintage baseball game bridges the miles between two teams looking to preserve, educate and entertain

A vintage baseball game bridges the miles between two teams looking to preserve, educate and entertain.

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