June 28, 2014

Bandaid

A  temporary fix - A Dell notebook. It'll work for now, think it's time to upgrade everything.
My harddrive and my hard work are gone...gone.

June 24, 2014

June 19, 2014

STRIDE Adaptive Sports celebrating Olympic Day with “Strides 4 STRIDE” 5K & 2.5K Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2014

Event to feature U.S. Paralympian Kim Seevers

ALBANY, NY – The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Albany, as STRIDE Adaptive Sports hosts a 5K & 2.5K Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll combined event in celebration of Olympic Day.

This Saturday, June 21st, the 5th annual “Strides 4 STRIDE” event will kick off at 9am with a 5K race starting at Albany’s Jennings Landing Ampitheatre and leading participants down a fast, flat course through the Corning Preserve riverfront. Chip timing will be provided by ARE Event Productions. At 10am, athletes, family, friends, and community members will join together for a 2.5K community walk ‘n’ wheelchair roll awareness demonstration, promoting healthy, active lifestyles, regardless of disability. This family-friendly event also includes a 400-meter tot run (5 yrs. or less), a bouncy house, free chair massages, and fun activities with Sparky the Clown and Goofball, including face-painting, temporary tattoos, and balloon making.

Cuomo announces agreement on medicinal marijuana in NYS

Updated: 06/19/2014 6:50 PM
Created: 06/19/2014 4:08 PM WNYT.com
By: Ben Gorenstein


ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo says a bill has been reached to legalize medicinal marijuana in New York State.
Under the agreement which was announced Thursday afternoon, doctors would have to be legally certified to administer it, and patients would have to legally certify it is for medicinal purposes.
There are also fail-safes in place, which allow the governor to pull the program if anything goes wrong.
During the press conference, the governor called the legislation one of the toughest that’s been completed in the past four years.
He credits the legislature for being able to find common ground to help make the bill work.
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Unlike some other states, the bill would not allow patients to smoke marijuana, which had been opposed by Cuomo. Instead, other forms of delivering the drug -- including oil-based extracts and vaporization -- would be authorized.

What do you think about the legalization of Medical Marijuana? Leave a comment and join the discussion.

June 17, 2014

Women rescue fawn from Columbia County farm

Posted: Jun 17, 2014 8:00 PM EDT


The fawn after it was rescued. (Little Brook Farm)The fawn after it was rescued. (Little Brook Farm)

Only the fawn's leg could be seen from the surface. (Little Brook Farm)Only the fawn's leg could be seen from the surface. (Little Brook Farm)
OLD CHATHAM, N.Y. – Four women at Little Brook Farm performed an unexpected rescue Tuesday.
Owner Lynn Cross said several people were performing chores on the farm when she received a call around 3 p.m. Tuesday from worker Brianna Laraway. Laraway said she heard what sounded like a baby crying and saw a tiny nose stuck in a hole.
Cross was preparing to feed horses when she, Katelyn Storey and Erika Gentile went to find Laraway. All four women found a baby deer trapped about three feet below the surface in a woodchuck hole. Cross said they could see the deer’s leg, but the hole was too small to pull the deer above ground.
The women began to dig the deer out by hand. Cross said dirt would fall into the hole as they worked, but they were able to enlarge the hole enough to gain access.
After the deer was lifted out of the hole, Storey retrieved water to wipe the dirt from its eyes and mouth.
The deer is now with wildlife rehabilitators.
Little Brook Farm is an animal rescue and provides sanctuary to 60 horses, 70 cats and other animals. The farm is comprised of 143 acres, and it does not receive government funding, according to the website.
The farm’s website states the organization provides educational, vocational and therapeutic programs at the farm’s facility as well as over 80 schools, agencies and organizations.

Authors' Presentation at the Castleton Public Library

Through the Heartland on U.S. 20

Join us for an informative and entertaining presentation by Bill and Mary Lewis about U.S. 20, the longest federal highway, traveling 3,365 miles from Boston to Newport, Oregon.  They wrote a three volume series, Through the Heartland on U.S. 20, in which 
 they trace the road's development through the area and the community's development through landmark events and unique stories


June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem passed early this Father's Day

Legendary Radio and TV star, Casey Kasem passed early this Father's Day morning. His daughter Kerri said on Facebook this morning ... her dad was surrounded by family and friends. adding, "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken." Hear classic American Top 40 Countdowns with Casey Kasem on iHeartRadio.

June 13, 2014

Sales Of Bulletproof Blankets Beat Maker's 'Wildest Expectations'

The Huffington Post | By Kevin Short
Posted: 06/12/2014 8:10 am EDT Updated: 06/12/2014 10:59 am EDT

The alarming rate of school shootings across the country appears to have added an unsettling new item to parents' list of "back to school" items: bulletproof armor for their children. Among such items, the Bodyguard Blanket, a portable, bulletproof covering for children, has seen its sales exceed its manufacturer's expectations in less than two weeks on the market.
Stan Schone, managing partner at manufacturer ProTecht, told The Huffington Post that consumer response to the product has "far exceeded our wildest expectations" in the 10 days that the blanket has been available for purchase.

"If mass shootings weren't such an integrated part of our culture, you'd think this was an SNL skit or an Onion article," Caroline Moss of Business Insider wrote of the product.

June 12, 2014

East Greenbush Town Board passes casino resolution

 Posted: Jun 12, 2014 11:26 AM EDT Updated: Jun 12, 2014 03:55 PM

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- The East Greenbush Town Board passed a resolution in support of a casino on Thursday.
Residents have been split on the idea of building a casino; some saying residents haven’t had enough say in where the casino would be built. Others are looking forward to the possible influx of jobs and boost to the town’s economy.

EASTWYCK VILLAGE TO HOST STOP AT 6/18 PARADE OF HOMES

NORTH GREENBUSH, NY (June 12, 2014) — Residents of Rensselaer County are invited to visit Eastwyck Village (1720 Best Rd., North Greenbush) on Wednesday, June 18 as part of Choice Connections’ Parade of Homes — a half-day tour that will stop at four local senior independent living communities.

June 11, 2014

WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it

Angela Hanscom - Thursday, June 05, 2014

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over thphone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I've noticed that this is a fairly common problem today.
The mother goes on to explain how her son comes home every day with a yellow smiley face. 
In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.
Everyone needs to follow this blog!  http://www.balancedandbarefoot.com/blog/the-real-reason-why-children-fidget

June 8, 2014

Tony Awards air tonight!

Updated: Sunday, June 8 2014, 04:18 PM EDT 

The Tony Awards will be handed out this Sunday, and this year's show is getting a big dose of Hollywood star power from TV and movie stars who have made the leap to the Broadway stage. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley says more and more screen stars like Daniel Craig and his Oscar-winning wife Rachel Weisz are jumping to the stage to prove themselves, and sharpen their skills.      Even proven veterans like X-Men stars Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen performed on Broadway this year.     The Tony Awards  air Sunday night at 8 on CBS6.

Read More at: http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/tony-awards-sunday-cbs6-16771.shtmlTop Stories

June 7, 2014

WWII Veteran Denied Leave from His Nursing Home to Attend D-Day Celebration Makes a Great Escape

If the Nazis couldn't stop Bernard Jordan,the nursing home had no chances against this resourceful man.

WWII veteran Bernard Jordan of Britain’s Royal Navy was refused leave to attend the D-Day 70th anniversary celebrations in Normandy. So he escaped from his nursing home in England and traveled to the event without notifying the authorities.
The staff at the nursing home, The Pines Care Home, called the police and reported him missing.
The staff at the nursing home, The Pines Care Home, called the police and reported him missing.
Jordan had tried to attend the official trip that was being put together by the Royal Legion, Britain’s veterans organization, but there were no spots available.
This is the best story I've read all week!
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June 6, 2014

Olympic Day with “Strides 4 STRIDE” 5K & 2.5K Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2014 

STRIDE Adaptive Sports celebrating Olympic Day with
“Strides 4 STRIDE” 5K & 2.5K Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll

Event to feature U.S. Paralympian Kim Seevers

ALBANY, NY – The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Albany, as STRIDE Adaptive Sports hosts a 5K & 2.5K Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll combined event in celebration of Olympic Day.

On Saturday, June 21st, the 5th annual “Strides 4 STRIDE” event will kick off at 9am with a 5K race starting at Albany’s Jennings Landing Ampitheatre and leading participants down a fast, flat course through the Corning Preserve riverfront. Chip timing will be provided by ARE Event Productions. At 10am, athletes, family, friends, and community members will join together for a 2.5K community walk ‘n’ wheelchair roll awareness demonstration, promoting healthy, active lifestyles, regardless of disability. This family-friendly event also includes a 400-meter tot run (5 yrs. or less), a bouncy house, free chair massages, and fun activities with Sparky the Clown and Goofball, including face-painting, temporary tattoos, and balloon making.

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June 3, 2014

East Greenbush casino plan draws more business support





Reporter-Albany Business Review

More Capital Region business owners, and another local government, have come out in favor of a $300 million resort casino in East Greenbush, New York.

The developers of the proposed casino today announced endorsements fromStewart's Shops Chairman William Dakeand Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Chairman John F. Murray.
"The Casino at East Greenbush will help strengthen its community and provide good paying jobs for Capital Region residents,"Dake said. "We are proud to support a business that shares our core beliefs and we look forward to having a strong partner in our mission to improve the quality of life in upstate New York."
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Do you want to see a Casino in East Greenbush? Why? leave a comment, join the discussion.


June 1, 2014

Ann B. Davis

TV legend Ann B. Davis who played Alice on "The Brady Bunch" has died 

According to the couple she lived with in Texas ... Ann fell in her bathroom early this morning and hit her head causing grave damage.  We're told she never regained consciousness.

Her roommate says Davis had been pretty healthy for an 88-year old woman -- and her death was a total shock.  In fact, she even walked downstairs to say goodnight before going to bed.
Davis played the housekeeper Alice Nelson for the entire original run of "The Brady Bunch" from 1969 to 1974. She also filled the role for countless other TV movies and reunions. She last played Alice for 5 episodes of "The Bradys" in 1990.

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