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Full Sail

by Ann Morrow December 18, 2014


  He is The Most Interesting Jeweler in the World. Capt. Glen Edward von Wergers, who owns a jewelry studio in downtown Albany, is a former CIA mercenary, riverboat captain, adventure sailor, and mountain climber. He has ...


by Ali Hibbs October 23, 2014


  Duck liver mousse and country pate canapés, gravlax of salmon, port wine cheese balls, BLT deviled eggs, local smoked trout and apple salad, Thai and jerk spiced popcorn bags, an artisan cheese display. And, of course, ...

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Bringing Back the Block

by Ann Morrow May 15, 2014


  Lower Lark Street is a blighted stretch of the bustling avenue, but a new housing project has made a start on revitalizing this inner-city street: 126 Lark St., a three-story rowhouse, will be rehabilitated by ...

Tipping Point

by Shawn Stone November 27, 2013


  Kristen M. Holler, executive director of Albany Barn, Inc., loves giving tours of The Barn. The former St. Joseph’s Academy, a more than 40,000-square-foot landmark at the southwest corner of North Swan and Second streets ...


Art To Rebuild

by Ali Hibbs April 4, 2012


  “The first time I came in here with Darren Scott from the Housing Authority, we got dive-bombed by hawks,” Jeff Mirel says, noticing this reporter’s expression as I step over yet another dead crow. “There ...

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