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The Well-Tempered Festival

by Shawn Stone October 17, 2013

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  The folks programming FilmColumbia don’t mess around. Now in its 14th year, the big film festival in little Chatham kicks off at the Crandell Theatre on Wednesday (Oct. 23) with a screening of Claude Lanzmann’s ...

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The Biggest Little Film Festival

by Shawn Stone October 17, 2012

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  Born out of the fact that a number of very successful film-biz types have settled in Columbia County, Film Columbia offers intrepid cinephiles a five-day feast of film. And most of it is actual film, ...

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Community Woman

by Erin Pihlaja October 17, 2012

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  “Who would have thought there'd be four places to get cappuccino here,” says Judy Grunberg. On this rainy October afternoon, Grunberg sits in one of the village of Chatham’s coffee shops looking out of the window. ...

You Can Breathe—and Do Business—in a Small Town

by The Staff March 29, 2012

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Ballston Spa By Erin Pihlaja It isn’t crazy to ask what’s in the water in the village of Ballston Spa. The area was once famous for its mineral springs. It’s not obvious at first, but there ...

Farming the American Dream

by B.A. Nilsson February 1, 2012

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The documentary The First Season follows Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh and their children through a year’s worth of changes as they pursue a crazy midlife dream of operating a dairy farm. They’re slaves to ...