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A corner of the fashion world in the most unlikeliest of places

Ursula Garreau-Rickenbacher was a young, 23-year-old Swiss immigrant in the fashion capital of the Western World, knocking on the doors of large fashion houses pitching her talent for design.

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Old fashioned fun

Fair organizers intend to keep providing you with that nostalgia

The local landscape has changed immensely throughout the great span of time the Altamont Fair has been around.

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School is more than the three R’s

Brown School summer program includes charity

When you’re a kid, summer consists of a strict itinerary involving sunburns, skinned knees, annoying your older brother and plenty of video games.

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Fitness: Cover that noggin

Doesn’t it make sense for every bicyclist to wear a helmet?

Helmets are designed to protect all people. Helmets are to made to keep people safe when riding a bicycle, skateboarding or roller blading.

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Farm to market

New kid in the distillery market promises friendly relations with local farms

In walked Barley, a small pug dog, into the taste room of the new Yankee Distillers where a throng of reporters waited for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Inspiration is everywhere

Champions are not always defined by the accolades they earn

Yesterday my wife and I were out on one of our training rides and we happened to stop and watch a local triathlon.

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Lofty ambitions in mind

New principal sees La Salle as home to future leaders of a challenging global community

Dr. Paul Fallon has a doctorate in education.

Point of View: Imperfectly okay

Societal pressures over body image felt by all body types

There was something peculiar about Carla as she approached me from across the room. Her gait was unsteady and she looked confused as she navigated the crowded room of the home where we’d gathered to sit Shiva.

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The breakfast club

Two guys and a list of more than 300 diners reviewed

What started as a concerted effort between two childhood friends to remain in touch, has developed over the years as a tour of regional diners.

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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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Classic cars in the park

Sixth annual Wheels in the Woods car show at Thacher State Park

Classic models and hot rods alike get a scenic backdrop at the sixth John Boyd Thacher Park Wheels in the Woods car show.

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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.