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The Local Bucket List

by Ann Morrow September 3, 2015


  No need to spend all your free time partying, because, though you may not know it yet ye college freshmen (and upper classmen who haven’t ventured beyond the student bars), the Capital Region has lots ...


Take a Chance on a Job

by Ali Hibbs July 17, 2015


  Anyone interested in potential job opportunities at the new Schenectady Rivers Casino and Resort can attend a job fair this Saturday (July 18) at Schenectady County Community College. “We know there has been a lot of ...

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Summertime Meal Times

by The Staff July 9, 2015

  Local schools are on summer break, but hunger doesn’t take a vacation—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of children in need of nutrition during the summer months is increasing. Locally, there are ...

Just Like Homemade

by B.A. Nilsson May 14, 2015


  Eight at a time. That’s how the sauce jars are filled at Casa Visco. An eerily intelligent electronic eye counts off eight glass jars, typically in 16- or 32-ounce sizes, and regulates the conveyor on ...

Warming Trend

by Caroline Barrett February 26, 2015


  Mexican Radio, 325 State St., Schenectady, 621-3700. Serving Sun-Thu 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight. Sunday brunch 11:30-3. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: Mexican Entrée price range: $14 (huevos rancheros) to $20 (Cajun burrito) Ambiance: festively casual Mexican Radio stood, green ...

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Schenectady Hits the Jackpot

by Ali Hibbs December 18, 2014

  The panel tasked with selecting locations for up to four proposed casinos in three upstate New York regions announced its selections yesterday after months of deliberations. Choosing from among 16 developers and regions who believe that ...

St. George Greek Festival

by The Staff September 4, 2014


  Get your Greek on this weekend in Schenectady with the annual St. George Greek Festival. There will be fabulous food (especially pastries), arts and crafts, tours of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and historical presentations. ...

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

The Metroland Fashion Guide

by The Staff September 25, 2013


    Annick Designs 269 River St., Troy, 273-7860, annickdesigns.com. Unique mineral specimens, crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, vintage Swarovski crystals, and ornate wire work made with sterling silver and gold filled metal. Amore Clothing 123 State St., Albany, 434-4054, amoreclothing.com. Men’s ...

The To-Do List

by The Staff September 5, 2013


You don’t need us to tell you that there’s more to college than textbooks, tests and cafeteria food that inexplicably makes you have to poop. (What’s the deal with that, anyway?) Lucky for you, you ...

Reel Life

by Jo Page May 15, 2013


  As somebody who lives in Schenectady, though still new to Schenectady (and then again, not new at all), I’d heard a lot about The Place Beyond the Pines. My neighbor was in it; her house ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone May 1, 2013


  TULIP TIME, ALMOST  Though I know you’re excited, Tulip Fest is a week away. Still, it seems worthwhile to make sure a new addition to Tulip Fest is brought to your attention now. And it ...

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Just Ask Bradley Cooper

by B.A. Nilsson March 20, 2013


  Ambition Coffee House and Eatery 154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277, ambitionbistro.com. Serving 8-5 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat, 9-2 Sun, and until 8 when there are Proctors shows, but call first. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: sandwich-based Entrée price range: ...

Ambition Coffee & Eatery

Thursday Musical Club

by The Staff December 1, 2011


Now in their 98th season, Schenectady’s Thursday Musical Club will again present a concert of seasonal favorites. This women’s choir, accompanied by Elsinore Farnum and directed by Judy Panke, will sing carols and classical pieces ...

First Reformed Church of Schenectady

Mamma Mia!

by The Staff June 29, 2011


There are a number of reasons why Mamma Mia!—which opens this Tuesday (July 5) at Proctors—works so well. The plot has the sturdy romantic-comedy mechanics of an old Broadway show; the characters are outsized and ...


Jazz Guitar Summit

by The Staff June 2, 2011


Whereas the guitar is a musical instrument built from wood and steel strings, whereas said instrument may be used to keep time, voice chords and lead melodies in a jazz setting, and whereas a tradition ...

The Van Dyck

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone May 19, 2011


Ignore the backdrop: An example of the work of designer Joleen Button, which will be featured in the Electric City Couture Fashion Show.   FASHION AS ART  As part of the celebration of Art Night in Schenectady’s ...

GE Theatre at Proctors

The Future Is Now

by Shawn Stone April 13, 2011


The woman asked her question before I finished crossing Broadway: “Are you here for the new bus?” I smiled and answered yes. Why else would we—or anyone—be standing in front of the old Delaware & Hudson ...


By the Book, Cheerfully

by B.A. Nilsson March 30, 2011


It was my first-ever visit to this longstanding restaurant, and I felt as if I’d walked into somebody else’s house. Somebody very gracious, someone who’d been expecting me—but someone with a large, extended family who ...

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The Route 5 Express

by Shawn Stone March 9, 2011


It’s 4:42 PM on a Tuesday afternoon. The scheduled No. 55 bus is pulling up at the CDTA sign in front of the SUNY System Administration building right on time. There used to be an ...



by The Staff February 2, 2011


Since the ’80s, pop-jazz singer Suede has garnered comparisons to Bette Midler, Natalie Cole and Diana Krall, but none of those divas ever stepped back from the mic, nodded to her band, and then blew ...

GE Theatre at Proctors

Joanna Smith

by The Staff January 12, 2011


It’s one of the great traditions in country music: The singer-songwriter who first comes to prominence when other artists perform their songs. That’s what happened to Joanna Smith when two of her tunes were recorded ...

GE Theatre at Proctors