Lifestyle & Entertainment


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.

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Trinkets of a story

Local Author Bill Howard releases new book “What the RAF Airman Took to War”

Superstitious luck charms, parachutes, helmets, and goggles: these are the objects that local author and historian Bill Howard used to chronicle the stories of British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots during WWII for his latest novel “What the RAF Airman Took to War.”

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.

Balancing the scales

Clean Strawberry Short Cake

I get a little sentimental when June arrives, because it’s a month that marks both my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day.

We glisten

Sweat is not the benchmark to a good workout

Recently in one of our group fitness sessions the question came up about sweat. Sweat is such an ugly word and we don’t like it in my studio, so we call it “glistening.”

Fashion: Doctor, Doctor. Give me some shoes!

Retail therapy may be a prescription for you

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness never experienced the joy of a new pair of shoes.

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Altamont set to take you back

Old Songs Festival kicks off Friday

If the grounds of the Altamont Fairgrounds could talk, it would spin a yarn of tales about old-time baseball games, automobile exhibitions and the countless of summer romances that blossomed under the carnival lights.

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Dancing with the stars

Opera Saratoga to host “Dido and Aeneas” under the stars

The melding of fashion with the arts is a common enough relationship, as one often feeds the other – life imitating art, art imitating life - but, the conscious marriage of art with science is a unique pairing, one guaranteed to be found if Karole Armitage is involved.