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Local Food Issue 2012

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Saratoga Issue 2012

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Kids’ Stuff

by thelu88 December 8, 2011

Kids’ Stuff We tend to have a knee jerk opposition to electronic toys in our house, favoring puppets and kazoos over Let’s Rock Elmo. But we are perfectly willing to acquiesce that good electronic toys can engage ...

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Tech

by thelu88 December 8, 2011

Tech Buying gifts for the tech-savvy people on your list can be a daunting task if you’re not up on the latest trends in the digital world, but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to disappoint your favorite gadget ...

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Recordings

by thelu88 December 8, 2011

Pop and Indie Music Simmer down, Fox News. If anyone’s waging a war on Christmas, it’s Spotify. Ever since the Swedish music-streaming service set up shop on American soil earlier this year and started offering its degenerate, pagan, ...

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Video

by thelu88 December 8, 2011

Video This is the year DVD died. Major studios are deleting catalog DVD titles by the hundreds—just check the bargain bin at your favorite music-and-moves retailer—and recent films are, more and more, available only as Blu-ray/DVD “combo packs.” So, let’s ...

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Books

by thelu88 December 8, 2011

Literature and Nonfiction When you’re not dealing in gas cards and chocolate-covered pretzels, holiday gift giving requires an intimate understanding of the passions and interests that constitute your loved ones. Because of this, shopping for books can quickly ...

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And the Rest

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Emergency Services Please note: For emergencies in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, dial 911. The numbers listed below are for administrative offices.   Fire and Police Departments Albany Fire Department 447-7879. Schenectady Fire Department 382-5141. Troy Fire Department 270-4471. Albany Police 438-4000. Saratoga ...

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Exotic Nightspots and Adult Services

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Capital Hideaway Snyders Corners Road, Poestenkill, 283-6080, capitalhideaway.com. All-nude female entertainment nightly, now offering private dancing, five VIP rooms, six-person jacuzzi, and couch dances. Ciro’s Place 1118 Broadway, Albany, 432-0486, cirosplace.com. Go-Go dancers and bikini barmaids; ...

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Colleges & Universities

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Albany College Of Pharmacy 106 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 445-7221, acp.edu. Albany Law School 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 445-2311, albanylaw.edu. Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 262-3125, amc.edu. The College of Saint Rose 432 Western ...

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Body Piercing & Tattooing

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

All-Star Body Art 143 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 377-7317, allstarbodyart.com. Dead Presidents Lounge 1092 Madison Ave., Albany, 689-0730, deadpreztattoo.com. Full Effect Tattooing 235 N. Greenbush Rd., Rt. 4,, Troy, 328-0077. fulleffecttattoo.com Gate’s Body Piercing and Tattooing, 2304 15th St., ...

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Tanning

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

St. Croix Tan, 121 Sanford Farms Shopping Center, Amsterdam; 226 Delaware Ave, Delmar; 601 New Loudon Road, Latham; Brunswick Plaza, 714 Hoosick Rd., Troy; 15 Park Ave., Clifton Park; 2050 Western Ave., Guilderland; 373-1001, stcroixtan.com. ...

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Plastic Surgery

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

DeLuca Plastic Surgery 711 Troy-Schenectady Road Suite 123, Latham, 724-2444. delucaplasticsurgery.com. Services include body contouring, breast augmentation, and non-surgical options. Plastic Surgery Group 1365 Washington Ave., Albany. 438-0505, theplasticsurgerygoup.net. Specializing in all areas of cosmetic surgery ...

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Hair Removal

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Hair Goes Inc. 711 Troy-Schenectady Road, Suite 212, Latham, 782-1919. hairgoes.com. The hair removal experts, specializing in laser, electrolysis, waxing, brazilian waxing, sugaring and facial services. Call us for comfortable, confidential and convenient services.

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Salons

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Ania Hair Salon and Studio Town center, 1704 Western Ave., Albany, 456-8822. aniahairstudio.com. Austin School of Spa Technology 855 Central Ave., Albany, (888) 271-7608, austin.edu. Where class becomes style. Cosmetology, nail technology, barbering, and esthetics. Bellezza Salon ...

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Barbershops

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Bricks Barber Shop 67 Central Ave, Albany, 445-9433. Covering all aspects of barbering. Gregory’s Barbershop Main Square, 318 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-3525; next to Borders, 5 Southside Drive, Clifton Park, 371-7400, gregorysbarbershop.com. Master barbers, hot towels, ...

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Health & Fitness

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

ABC Sports and Fitness 3 Johnson Road, Latham, 783-0705. abcsportsandfitness.com. A smaller but full-service independent gym with a devoted following and flexible membership plans. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Road, Averill Park, 674-8714, americanmeditation.org. The heart ...

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Hotels & Inns

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

74 State 74 State St., Albany, 434-6798, 74state.com. Set in downtown Albany’s historic Bond Building. 74 guest rooms and suites, all with Wi-Fi and HD television. Fitness center, conference facilites, 24 hour coffee service, a ...

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Furniture

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Gristmill Antique Center 2250 State Highway 7, Troy, 663-5115, gristmillantiquecenter.com. Showcases late19th-century to mid-20th-century furnishings, home goods, glasswares, jewelry, collectibles and art. Mooradians 800 Central Ave., Albany, 489-2529; 1758 Route 9, Clifton park, 694-8452, mooradians.com. Our ...

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Ice Cream

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Parlor 250 Lark St., Albany, 463-7182. Carvel Ice Cream 590 New Loudon Road, Latham, 785-4962. Duncan’s Dairy Bar 890 Hoosick Road, Troy, 279-9985. Emack & Bolio’s 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, 512-5100. Haagen Dazs Crossgates ...

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Fun Stuff

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Adirondack Balloon Flights P.O. Box 65, Glens Falls, 793-6342. adkballoonflights.com. What better way to view the scenic Adirondack mountains than from above? Gift certificates available. Albany’s Indoor Rockgym 4C Vatrano Road, Albany, 459-7625. airrockgym.com. When the ...

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Radio Stations

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

WABY (900 AM, 1160 AM), 889-3000. American pop standards, big band. WAJZ (96.3 FM), offices: 786-6600; request line: 476-9696. Hip-hop and R&B. WAMC (90.3 FM, 1400 AM), 465-5233. National Public Radio, news programs, BBC news, Fresh Air, ...

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Cinema & Videos

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Your options in cinematic entertainment, public and private. Cinema In addition to the theaters listed below, look for festivals and film series at area colleges. Aimie’s Dinner and Movie 190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181. A unique combination ...

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Shopping

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Clifton Park Center Route 146, Clifton Park, 383-0059. shopcpc.com. The reinvented Clifton Country Mall is now part indoor mall, part open-air plaza. Anchored by Marshalls Homegoods, Boscov’s, and JCPenney. A new 10-screen Cineplex is anticipated ...

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Billards

by thelu88 November 10, 2011

Putnam Den 63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066. Pool, darts, foosball, live music and 9 bathrooms (waiting in line is no longer an option). Diamond Eight Billiards 9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048, diamondeight.com. You’ll find billiards, ...

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