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Moms love wine. But you know what your mom would love even more than a regular old bottle of wine? A bottle of wine from her favorite TV show, of course. Shows like Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones each have their own liquor labels, available either online or at your local store, while many reality TV stars have also entered the wine game, like Real Housewives of New York stars Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer. – Tricia Cremo (image, downtonabbeywine.com)
Mom too busy to spend a day at the spa? Bring the spa to her! Bundle a cozy bathrobe and pair of slippers with a stress relieving bath soak and body lotion she can enjoy at home. Provide her with a quiet, peaceful environment so that she truly relax and unwind. – Lianne Webster-Kim (image, public domain)
Let your mom know you love her all year long with a subscription to a magazine or publication that covers something you know she’s interested in. What does your mom love? Cooking? Reading? Shooting things? A subscription to Bon Apetit, The New Yorker or Field & Stream (Spotlight News, perhaps?) may be the perfect gift that keeps on giving. – Ali Hibbs (public domain image)
What do you and your mother enjoy doing together? Especially once children have grown and left the nest, many of us see our parents all too rarely. Season tickets to something that you both enjoy doing—baseball, theater, the opera, horse racing or NASCAR—is a fantastic way to show your momma that you still want to make time to spend together, with the added bonus that you get to go see something you enjoy too! Win-win. – Ali Hibbs (image, public domain)
If mom has ever mentioned, “I’ve always wanted to learn how to (insert activity here),” why not give her that opportunity? To make it even more memorable, go together! – Lianne Webster-Kim (image, public domain)
I’m thinking this would be best for new and/or super busy moms. Cook something that she can keep in the refrigerator or freezer that she can reheat and serve on a night when she doesn’t have time to prepare a home-cooked meal. – Lianne Webster-Kim (image, public domain)
If your mom is anything like my mom, she hates technology, but loves loves gracing you with her vocal abilities. This year, the world was gifted with new releases from a few classic mom bands, any of which your mom is sure to enjoy singing along to. My mom loves Coldplay, Norah Jones and Adele, but you know your mother best. – Tricia Cremo (image, public domain)
A few years ago I painted the handles of some bamboo kitchen utensils (a grown up alternative to the clay trivet you might have made and painted in elementary school). She loved them, and they were super easy. All you need is a selection of plain wooden utensils, some paint and a paint sealer to make them last. Maybe for Mother’s Day you could let her wake up to a sparkling clean, and beautiful smelling, house. Made in the owner’s kitchen here in Upstate NY, Tidy Thyme has some lovely organic household cleaners and linen sprays that smell amazing and look equally as adorable just sitting on the shelf. They can be bought at local shops such as All Good Things in Albany and at Anchor No. 5 Boutique in Troy. -Allison Fry (image, Alison Fry)
Set up a mom, daughter, granddaughter, and/or great-granddaughter portrait yourself, or have a photo taken at a professional studio. Get it professionally matted and framed, using mom’s favorite colors. – Lianne Webster-Kim (image, public domain)
We repeat: Buy her a card. This is your one time of year to let the woman who gave birth to you (!!) know how much you appreciate her, so don’t cheap out and forget the card. – Tricia Cremo (image, hallmark.com)
The Hops and Harvest Festival features the best of fall in Upstate New York with activities like a pie eating contest presented by Golden Harvest Farms, hops demonstration, food vendors, music, and mo...
NOTE: Empire State Plaza Events and Vendors: due to the change in times I will only be attending for music and will be supporting other food and drink establishments leading up to 7:30. You have lost the dinner crowd.
Erica Leigh levon Tim Jessica Houle... anyone want to go for some fall hops!?!?
Two Buttons Deep Vic visits the Saratoga Automobile Museum for a tour of their historic facility, and to see what's in store for the Saratoga Auto Auction on September 21 and 22 where over 300 classic cars will be auctioned off, including a 1966 Batmobile replica.
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Kinderhook Bank employees volunteered to serve lunch at the Montgomery County Office For Aging’s Annual Senior Picnic last week to over 300 seniors and they also had fun assisting with the BINGO games! (L-R: Kim Roberts, Angela Baker, Toni Zidich, AVP & Branch Managers and Gloria Pickering, VP Operations. Carl Marucci (MCOFA Board Member) and Nancy Nigro (KB retiree) also volunteered but missed the picture :) #TeamKINDerhookbank #petfriendlypeoplefriendly ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming events! 9/19 Farmers' Market, 4-7pm - Mort's Maple & NY Connects Resource Fair. Children's Festival/Book Sale 9/22, Children's Book Sale 9/23. Flu shot clinics 9/26 (at Market), 10/3 (at Market) & 10/6 (in library). Prescription Drug Drop 9/29 (in library). Visit: events.eastgreenbushlibrary.org for complete listing of all library events. ... See MoreSee Less
Empire Hops & Harvest Festival
YOU ARE JOKING RIGHT? In less than 24 hours you announce you are going to delay the start of an event and impact vendors and businesses who are expecting crowds at 5 pm, when work gets out? I am all for people who need to observe a religious day, and totally respect their faith, but this is illogical. Yom kippur has been on the calendar for hundreds of years. People who were planning in vending, attending, and performing, would have checked this calendar and made a decisions well in advance. however all those planning on vending the event, performing and attending the event wetr in board (and I am sure they respect those who are observing)...both the event and Yom Kippur have been on the calendar for several months if not hundreds of years. People made arrangements for this event to vend and/or attend. Many people planned to attend after work and get home at a reasonable time. The loss of money and supplies may be great and I hope vendors take legal action if you choose to pursue this. change of time. Let those who observe observe, and those who don't observe should continue on and attend as scheduled. Those observing are not likely coming to a hops and harvest fest at nightfall. Be sensible and logical.
Seriously, have people given this any serious thought in terms of the financial impact of the vendors who paid permits to be there? Its not like this was planned yesterday. Why is this coming out of the blue less than 24 hours before the event? All Government offices aren't closed tomorrow, a handful of schools are closed but not all, banks are open, post office is open, colleges have classes. Those who observe, get time off. What is REALLY going on here and why would you choose to impact so many who aren't in the Jewish faith?
It's usually been a hard stop at 9:00. how are you gonna pull off 3 bands in 1.5 hours???. I have been lookIng forward to (and promoting) THIS EVENT for three - four months. Perhaps those who observe can be content to forego the opening bands and arrive for the headliners. WIN WIN!
Two Buttons Deep Jack and the Troy Innovation Garage crew set out via bikes to see a few of the sights and sounds of the Capital Region.
cc: Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA CDPHP Troy, New York Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Lansingburgh Historical Society Waterford Harbor Farmers Market Tom Nardacci CDPHP Cycle Cohoes News ... See MoreSee Less
You may feel like a broken record telling your kids to wash their hands all the time, but with school back in session and flu season nearing, washing your hands is really the best defense against cold and flu germs! bit.ly/2jAPjGz... See MoreSee Less
Matt Wiseman-AVP & Branch Manager in East Greenbush, Dori McDannold-VP Marketing, and Phil Sopris-Senior Personal Banker in East Greenbush attended the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce VanRensselaer Awards dinner last week honoring Corporate Award winner CDTA, Small Business Award winner Mosaic Associates Architects, and Ebbie Award Winner (and local legend), Wally Altes! Congrats to all the winners! ... See MoreSee Less
#teamKINDerhookbankWe are holding a TELETHON this Thursday to help flood victims from Hurricane Florence. Sometimes it's good to stop what you're doing as a news organization and just help people. So we'll be doing that. I hope you'll watch and consider helping. Thank, john ... See MoreSee Less