Congratulations to Blues Sanctuary and the Tom Healy Band, the two winners of this year's Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition, held Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM!
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The 2013 Tulip Queen Finalists were announced yesterday, and we got the typical bios on each one, but we thought you might like a little more insight into the minds of these 5 young women...
Photo by Rosalie Phan
You may commonly hear only about their community service and accomplishments, which are always extremely impressive and admirable, but these young women are real people, like you and me! To spotlight this, we asked them a few questions that are more on the "fun" side so you could get to know them even better... (and if you already know one of them, maybe you'll find out something new about her!)
When you hear the word "tattoo," do you immediately think of long-bearded bikers, gung-ho marines, parolees, or screaming heavy metal rockers? If so, the Iroquois Museum in Howes Cave, NY, has a surprise of an exhibit for you...Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos Exhibit!
Troy Night Out has launched the new Troy Night Out mobile app! For smartphone users, this puts all of the excitement, specials and insider information about Troy Night Out at your fingertips! The app is available FREE through the App Store and Google Play.
Troy Night Out takes place on the last Friday of each month and it is a showcase of the wide variety of businesses in downtown Troy, New York. There are ever-changing events, activities and delicious food and drink.
With the Troy Night app it is easy to find out what happening this month, see participating businesses, and get directions. Enjoy Troy with Troy Night out and the new app, available here for iPhone or Android.
For more events and happenings in Troy, New York, check out our guide!
The Tri-City ValleyCats have announced their commemorative bobble head for this year, New York Yankee Mariano Rivera!
This is the ValleyCats' second Heritage Series Bobblehead Collection, and will be given to the first 1,500 fans to enter at the Capital Region Baseball Heritage Night on Monday July 22, 2013. Rivera will join fellow Yankee, Derek Jeter, who was featured as the bobble head last year.
Picture hundreds of butterflies fluttering about and possibly landing on you. It may sound like a fairy-tale, but Butterflies, the Indoor Butterfly House exhibit, is now open at miSci in Schenectady.
See Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Painted Ladies, and Red Admirals flying around in a re-created natural habitat, the edge of an open field filled with flowers and trees.
It's the best time of the year for skiers and snowboarders, and there's nothing better to win than FREE lift and tubing tickets! Albany.com is giving you the opportunity to win two lift tickets ($140 value) and two 2 hour tubing tickets ($40 value) to Hunter Mountain.
Hunter Mountain is great for the entire family! The beginner trails are specially designated for learning and comfort. Intermediates have a nice choice of summit-to-base groomed cruisers, and experts can challenge their skills when making turns on an impressive variety of advanced trails including the slopes of Hunter West.
This is your chance to make winter more enjoyable for you and someone else. This $180 value in free passes can turn around anyone's winter weekend!
Here is your chance to win a delicious meal from The Pasta Factory for FREE! The Pasta Factory is giving away five $25 gift cards for you to enjoy their great food at the best price.
Anyone that is a fan of pasta will find a dish that they will enjoy. Their menu consist of a variety of Italian, Asian and American dishes. Their food is wonderful and everything on the menu is under $10, so a $25 gift card will go a long way!
The contest ends on February 21, and don't forget to enter once per day to increase your chances of winning.
Would a little extra money help you give the best gift for that special someone? You can put the flowers and chocolate down because you can win a $100 AMEX gift card to use at Crossgates Mall.
This is your chance to get some extra funds to impress your sweeties on this romantic holiday. All you have to do to win this amazing prize is enter your information! It's as easy as pie!
If you, win how will you spend your $100 gift card? You could buy your sweetheart a gift to take their breath away at one of the dozens stores at Crossgates, take them to dinner and a movie or buy yourself something special if your living the single life this Valentine's Day.