Nassau, Bahamas – Albany’s Sister City

Nassau, Bahamas – Albany’s Sister City

My hometown, Albany, NY, has a Caribbean twin in the Bahamas, but they sure don’t look alike. Actually, that’s the point. Town twinning “is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links.” Looking at the list of Albany’s Twin…

Ioka Valley Farm Maple Goodness: Maple Syrup Tasting, Sugar House & Pancake Breakfast Calf-A

Ioka Valley Farm Maple Goodness: Maple Syrup Tasting, Sugar House & Pancake Breakfast Calf-A

For years, we’ve been passing the Ioka Valley Farm on our way to Jiminy Peak, never guessing at its golden treasures. On a fluke, we decided to stop this weekend after skiing, lured in by the signs for the Pancake Breakfast.  At 3:30PM, we just missed the last call for pancakes, but we weren’t too…