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Rock Climbing Gym Opening Up in Halfmoon
Gyms have started to reopen here in the Capital Region, but this week, you can add some rock climbing in there as well.
The Edge in Halfmoon is re-opening as of today, and offering day passes.  There are restrictions, just like anywhere to accommodate for COVID-19 requirements...
Schaghticoke Fair Food Weekend Happening for the Holiday
Get your fair food fix this weekend!  Labor Day is upon you, and so is the Schaghticoke Fair Food Take Out Week.
Starting yesterday through the holiday on the 7th, you can head to the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds and get your fried dough, cotton candy, apple cider donut fix...
A McDonald's- Wendy's Feud: the Comic Relief 2020 Needed
Leave it to Wendy's and McDonald's to provide some comic relief in 2020.
This year's been crazy, so any kind of humor (in my opinion) is appreciated.  Who knew it would come in the form of a new food item on McDonald's menu.
I recently read that McDonald's is debuting a n…
Gym Rules and Bowling Alley Re-openings Happening This Week
This week, New Yorkers will get to see bowling alleys re-open and guidelines released about the possible re-opening of fitness centers.
Little by little, New York is (kind of) starting to go back to normal.  Sure, travel is restricted, there's no big concerns, businesses remain closed...
Dunkin' Donuts Brings Back Free Coffee Mondays
Free Coffee Mondays are back at Dunkin' Donuts.  So are Free Donut Fridays.
It's August, so officially you can get extra perks at Dunkin' Donuts with your morning stop.  Starting this week, Mondays and Fridays are getting better with free coffees on Mondays and free donuts on…
Hard Liquor Now Allowed in Ice Cream Too
Wine, cider, and beer ice creams are already allowed in New York.  But now?  Well, hard liquor got the approval as well.
Governor Cuomo approved the inclusion of hard liquor in ice cream recently.  So instead of just a whiskey drink, a vodka drink, or a lager drink, you can enjoy &apos…
Enjoy Troy River Fest Ramble Happening This Weekend
Today kicks off three days of fun and events in Troy.
While there hasn’t been a lot to do this summer in terms of what’s allowed, the local communities are working to still ,ale it an enjoyable one.  Troy is no exception, full of arts, crafts, and local businesses…
Netflix Feature Focuses on a NY Purple Heart Veteran
A new Netflix documentary, "Father Soldier Son", was recently released, following a Purple Heart Veteran living in central New York.
I missed this somehow on the release date (July 17th), but caught a post about the Netflix feature on newyorkupstate...
A Concert, New Releases, and Comedy at the Drive-In
The weekend is coming, and if you're looking for something fun to do, how about the a movie. We've got the scoop on the movies playing here- including new releases.
We've got a couple drive-in theaters around the Capital Region to enjoy, and it's summer, so why not enjoy a new rel…
OBoys Now Available at All Locations of One Major Grocery Store
In case you missed it, you can now get those delicious OBoys at all locations of one major grocery store.
Because what's better to counteract the craziness of 2020 than delicious food while you enjoy some sunshine.  And as posted by Esperanto's Facebook Page, their yummy OBoys are…

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