Two Fun Family Events Coming to Hudson Opera House
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Two Fun Family Events Coming to Hudson Opera House

At just $20 for the entire family, the following upcoming events at the Hudson Opera House promise to be delightful entertainment bargains. Music From China The Hudson Opera House presents an afternoon of music by Music From China, a New York-based ensemble that specializes in both traditional and contemporary Chinese music, on Sunday, May 30,…

Hiking The Deer Mountain Nature Trail
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Hiking The Deer Mountain Nature Trail

Someone had scribbled “Bridge is out!” on the entrance kiosk map, but we were curious.  The Natural Areas of Albany County guide promised: A brand new nature preserve…170 acres of protected wetland…two trails, one 1.5 miles round trip and the other 3 miles round trip…Solid wooden steps lead up the few steep slopes, with rope…

Sail Aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
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Sail Aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Observing a moment of silence on the Hudson River, Rensselaer County Girl Scouts took the time to appreciate the beauty around them: serene, sparkling waters, the warmth of the sun, and the sound of gentle waves lapping the sailboat. They were fortunate to have glorious weather and clear waters, on a river that has been…

Nassau, Bahamas – Albany’s Sister City
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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…