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What's New in Albany, Schenectady & Troy
When you hear the word "library", what comes to mind? Books? Silence? The old female librarian always yelling at you to be quiet? Albany Public Library is out to change the way you used to think about libraries, starting with the librarian...

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First, it was Smashburger..with not only one, but two locations in both Saratoga and Colonie. Who can hate a burger that is smashed, seared and seasoned to perfection right in front of you? Then, it was Sonic's announcement of opening eight Capital Region locations. The first will be opening its doors on Route 7 in Latham this Spring. As a Capital Region native, I grew up seeing commercials for Sonic all the time and I am very excited to check out the famed retro drive-in burger spot in real life!

But, that's not all that's coming to the area...
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Albany has always been a huge supporter of the arts, and this year is no exception. The Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE) is returning to The Linda once again this year to present the international Filmmakers Lab from February 26th through March 1st. 

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Looking for a makeover on a cold, wintery Friday? Why not decorate that body of yours? Does a discounted tattoo, piercing, or haircut spark your interest? Celebrate the grand opening of Modern Body Art's new, larger location at 7 South Pearl Street on Friday, February 13th!

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Every February, Valentine's Day encourages you to celebrate your loved ones or pursue that special someone who's been catching your eye. But what about putting some love towards people you don't know or may never meet? This February, everyone here at Albany.com is challenging you to use your heart to help make our community a better place!

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Does your child have a winter birthday? While planning a birthday party in the summer is a breeze, planning a fun event for your little one during the frigid winter months can often be a challenge. Thankfully, we have come up with 5 Winter Birthday Ideas That Are SERIOUS Fun, all in the Capital Region!
Pizza is often recognized for its delicious crust and loaded toppings, but what about the ovens that create these mouthwatering masterpieces? Zagat, the online restaurant guide, decided to find the coolest pizza ovens throughout the nation, and they have shared their discoveries. What's even MORE cool? Zagat named Troy's own Bacchus Wood Fired Pizza as having one of the nation's top 15 "Totally Tricked Out Pizza Ovens."

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Thacher State Park fans - it's time to gear up for some jumping, climbing and biking! An aerial ropes course, rock climbing area, and mountain bike venue are new attractions planned for the park in 2015!

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After over a year of deliberation, a decision has been announced regarding casinos in New York State. The state Gaming Facility Location Board announced their picks for the first private casinos projects for construction and the winning locations are... Hudson Valley, the Southern Tier, and our very own Capital Region!

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Looking for a day of sky-high fun and thrills to burn off all your pre (and soon-to-be post) holiday calories? The recently opened Sky Zone Trampoline Park is the perfect spot to not only have fun, but break a sweat too (so you won't feel so bad about eating that extra Christmas cookie). 

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