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#PodcastDay has come and gone, but the phenomenon is here and strong

Like a thief in the night, the hashtag #PodcastDay emerged on trending lists throughout social media last week to pay homage to a phenomenon that equally snuck into a mainstream audience when it first emerged more than a decade ago.

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Reel Seafood Co. offers Sunday brunches with live music and themed menus

As Wolf Road continues to see a constant cycle of businesses coming and going, the road’s oldest independently-owned restaurant continues to keep up with the times.

Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Wing Walk promises food, drinks and laughs

It’s only on its fourth year, but the Annual Wing Walk is quickly becoming a must-stop visit to Downtown Schenectady.

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Third Fantastic Fall Festival to be held Oct. 3 in Ganser Smith Park

In the past, hundreds of community members have shown up to support a local family through tough times with the Fantastic Fall Festival. Now, after a one-year break, the festival is back and will not disappoint with raffles, fair food and of course, a cow.

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The Enchanted City returns to Troy for a fun, family event

This Saturday, the City of Troy transforms into The Enchanted City, a festival with a theme all too fitting for one of the capitals of the Industrial Revolution.

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Delmar-native debuts movie at Spectrum 8

Mark Netter is a Delmar native and NYU film school grad whose first independent film “Nightmare Code” is a psychological thriller taking the sci-fi world by storm.

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New sign honors Massry family for $5.25M gift

The University at Albany unveiled the signage for its Massry Center for Business last week, named in honor of the Capital District’s Massry Family.

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Computer driven cars are a thing of the present

The future promises many things, but sometimes it doesn’t follow through.

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Albany troupe tackles award-winning play “4000 Miles”

Clifton Park native, and now New York City thespian, comes back home to star in an award winning dramatic comedy on the Capital Repertory Theatre stage.

Elizabeth Reiss named as CEO of The Arts Center in Troy

Elizabeth Reiss is a self-proclaimed “New York girl” who realized at a young age she needed to get out of town to explore how the rest of the world did things before settling on the idea the Big Apple does everything better.

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Irish 2000 Art and Music Fest will bring out the Irish in all of us this weekend

Over a five-day span, the Young Dubliners will play to crowds in Boston, New Jersey, Annapolis, Ballston Spa, and back to California, where they live.

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Thacher descendent makes discovery researching past

Growing up as a Thacher, your name is tied to a certain amount of local history. Yet, as Tom Thacher discovered when doing research for his book his family history didn’t just include nature preservation, but secret affairs, hidden estates and many more mysteries.

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Colonie weekend events focused on history, harvesting and community

Next weekend the town will be buzzing as annual events and fairs come around once again, offering a chance to see historical sites and get shopping done at local vendors.

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Three annual outdoor festivals converge on a weekend in the Electric City

American Express once ran with the marketing slogan, “membership has its privileges,” often voiced over moving pictures of people enjoying exotic vacations abroad.