More Music This Week

I have a couple of items that I missed back when I did the week’s post. First, the Nisky Dixie Cats will be playing at the Niskayuna Town Gazebo tonight (Tuesday) at 7 pm, and The Rogues will be playing rock and roll on Thursday at 7 pm at the gazebo. The Homespun Occasions folks … [Read more…]

Our Weekend

So, remember on Saturday night, when it was pouring down rain & there was lightning & thunder & high winds?  Guess what we were doing?  Camping!! Lucky for us, it wasn’t hardcore, back-to-nature camping, but backyard camping!  Our friends host an annual party that brings people from as far away as the Carolinas.  This is … [Read more…]

Another Week o’ Fun

Phew!  So much is going on this week.  Here’s what I’ve found: All Week: Don’t forget that there’s plenty more going on at William K. Sanford (Colonie) Library and Albany Public Library. The Clifton Park Not-So-Common Players are performing Once Upon a Mattress in Clifton Commons at 7:30 pm from 7/22-7/25. It’s the Saratoga County … [Read more…]

Recent Culinary Triumphs

I’ve cooked some tasty new dishes in the last week, so I thought that I’d share. First, regular readers know that I’ve been experimenting with more vegetarian and vegan options which are generally received with groans of disdain.  However, I tried a new dish that W likes.  In fact, it’s the first time I’ve successfully … [Read more…]

Albany Art Room

I finally made it to the Albany Art Room!   I’ve been wanting to visit ever since I found out about it while working on my Big Ol’ List of Links.  Today we were planning on meeting W for lunch in downtown Albany with our out-of-town friends before saying goodbye to them, so it was the … [Read more…]

This Weekend

Wondering what’s up with Central Park’s Tiny Tot Land?  Here’s an update.  Meanwhile, here’s what’s going on this weekend: All Weekend: Annie Get Your Gun continues at the Park Playhouse most nights at 8 pm. For BBQ fans, this weekend is the Troy Pig Out on Saturday and Sunday. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church … [Read more…]

Wimp-out Post

I was busy all day, and we have guests spending the night–four little girls are piled up in J’s room.  So I’m wimping out and sharing another blog with you instead.  Saratoga Woods and Waterways has lovely photographs and descriptions of local natural wonders.  Recently, there was a whole series of cute pictures of a … [Read more…]

Rain, and Random Tours

Ah, nothing like a cleansing rain in the summertime.  Was anyone else finding themselves irritable this afternoon, when it started to rain, and it was still hot and sticky?  I’d been sure that the rain was going to mean sweet release from all of that humidity, and then. . . it wasn’t.  So frustrating.  When … [Read more…]


Really, who doesn’t like butterflies?  Every summer, Farnsworth Middle School students run a Butterfly Station that’s a great trip for kids. It’s open from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 1 pm, until August 13th.   They set up an enclosed habitat on the school grounds so that you can walk among the butterflies, and inside the … [Read more…]

Just, Like, 50 or 60 Things to Do This Week

Tons going on, again.  Here’s what I’ve found: All Week: Annie Get Your Gun continues at the Park Playhouse on Tuesday the 6th at 8 pm. The Animation Festival at Proctors continues through Friday. Don’t forget that William K. Sanford (Colonie) Library has tons of activities–so many that I got overwhelmed early on and decided … [Read more…]