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The wheels are in motion for the presidential transition of Donald Trump, and over the past few weeks, the President-elect has put together his transition team. Recently, Schenectady native and New York State Congressman Chris Collins was selected to play a major role in Trump's executive committee.

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Minor League Baseball has announced that the Tri-City ValleyCats President and principle Owner, William (Bill) Gladstone, has been named the 2015 King of Baseball! Get the details: 

Project/Object was founded in the mid-1990s by guitarist AndrĂ© Cholmondeley and is the longest running alumni-based Frank Zappa tribute in the world. Their legendary worldwide tours have helped pave the way for a variety of contemporary Zappa tributes, and have hosted more Zappa alumni onstage than anyone other than Zappa himself. 

We were lucky enough to get the chance to speak to Denny Walley, one of Zappa's closest and oldest friends, who will join Project/Object on stage at The Hollow, along with Ike Willis, on Thursday, October 15th. Get the scoop! 

Iconic rock group, Wishbone Ash, will make a stop in the Capital Region this upcoming weekend. We had the opportunity to chat with the band's founding member and lead guitarist, Andy Powell! Get the scoop:

On Thursday, June 25, the Center Square Association hosts the 40th year of their Hidden City House & Garden Tour, adding backyard gardens to the tour this year.

This self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to peek inside the historic homes of Center Square Neighborhood and stroll through their lush backyard gardens, which are often hidden from public view. Along the journey, your eyes will be opened to a whole new hidden world within the heart of Albany!
Out with the old, in with the awesome. When Sears, Kmart and a few bounce houses aren't enough to hold a mall together anymore, what do you do? You add an aquarium! 

The new owners of Rotterdam Square Mall, ViaPort USA, are planning $10M in upgrades, including a 25,000-square-foot aquarium! 
Kristin Lajeunesse, author of Will Travel For Vegan FoodYou may recall nearly 4 years ago when we first brought you the story of a young Capital Region lady who was about to embark on a vegan food tour around the country.

With very little cash and a lot of faith in people's generosity, Kristin Lajeunesse of Hoosick Falls had a mission to visit all 50 states and sample and review every 100% vegan eatery each had to offer, including restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and food trucks.

As her dream led her on an 18-month journey, she documented her reviews on her personal blog, Will Travel For Vegan Food.

Some people praised her, some criticized her, and some just couldn't wait to learn more about her trip and discoveries!
Missed Albany's Tulip Festival this past weekend? No worries! We have all the details from the celebratory Mother's Day weekend including who took home the crowns for Tulip Queen and Mother of the Year! 

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How many people can actually say that their dream job is in sight? Schenectady resident Richard Vang can, but he needs your help!

Richard Vang above Fourth Lake, Inlet, NY, Courtesy of Richard Vang
We're talking about Peter Hooley's game winning three-pointer of course! A storybook ending took place this past Saturday for Hooley and the UAlbany men's basketball team. With 1.6 seconds left in the game against Stony Brook, Hooley made a three-point shot bringing the final score to 51-50 - giving Albany its third America East tournament title in a row.


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