Albany, NYPosted by
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America’s Largest Walmart Is Right Here In the Capital Region

The Wal-Mart Supercenter at Crossgates Commons is the most super of them all. From the street, you would never know it. But once you explore the spacious 2 story interior of the Wally World at Crossgates Commons you know it is a vast expanse of food, toys, beef jerky, electronics, pajama pants, yellow dot specials, and more. And all that space makes our Albany Wal-Mart the largest in the United States according to Albany.com: at nearly 260,00 square feet of shopping space, it dwarfs the average Wal-Mart store by about 90,000 square feet. Look at it this way: a good-sized house has 2,000 square feet. That means this store has the space of 130 good size homes! That's crazy!
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Warren County, NYPosted by
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Not Cicadas-Thousands of These Insects Invading Cap Region

You may not even be able to see these insects crawling all over local trees in the Capital Region. It's not because they are tiny, it's because there are so many that they blend in with the color of the tree bark. It's only when you get up close that you notice the gypsy moth caterpillars covering the trees. There's a huge infestation happening throughout the Capital Region and especially in Saratoga and Warren Counties.
Troy, NYTroy Record

Bard & Baker Board Game Café expanding to Albany

TROY, N.Y. — Bard & Baker, Troy’s award-winning board game café, is expanding and opening its second location in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Albany next month. Bard & Baker will be taking over the lease and the space at 1038 Madison Ave., Albany directly next door to The Madison Theatre, with an anticipated grand opening of July 1.
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Delmar, NYTimes Union

Your Best Shot: Turkey vulture is watching

Cliff Prewencki of Delmar says: "As I was performing my usual lawn chores one recent evening, I was startled by the sudden presence of a flock of turkey vultures. One sat placidly on top of a nearby telephone pole while the others flitted among the trees or simply sat in silence on the branches. They must be shy creatures, for when my weeding took me just a couple of feet closer they vanished as silently as they came."
Dutchess County, NYPosted by
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Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Opens Doors to the Public

In the Hudson Valley, there are so many incredible organizations. Charities, funds, groups, and plenty more all make up our community. Of course, we can't forget the animal shelters. Each shelter in the Hudson Valley truly has one goal: to help animals. It's great we have so many and now, a shelter has just opened its doors to the public.
Colonie, NYPosted by
Spotlight News

Lisha Kill students collect 1,174 boxes of cereal, and turn them into dominos (w/photo gallery)

COLONIE — What do you do with nearly 1,200 boxes of cereal? You line them up like dominos and then, of course, knock ‘em over. First, the boxes did not randomly end up at the Lisha Kill Middle School. The students and staff collected them as part of a competition with South Colonie School District’s other middle school, Sand Creek. Lisha Kill students nosed out Sand Creek students by about 100 boxes and now all the more than 2,200 boxes of cereal will go to the Northeast Regional Food Bank to help feed people in need across 23 counties.
Albany, NYPosted by
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7 Suggestions for Capital Region Father’s Day Fun

23Father's Day is Sunday June 20th and I'm certain your father would like nothing more than to spend time with you. I'm a dad, I know these things. So what will you do? Where will you take your pops? The city of Albany has made it pretty easy for you this year with their Dad Fest celebration!
Bethlehem, NYTimes Union

Fun begins at Bethlehem's newly refurbished dive pool

BETHLEHEM - The new dive pool at the Elm Avenue Park pool complex is completed and open. Bethlehem’s pool complex is the largest in the Capital Region, according to town officials, and features a splash park, a large learn-to-swim pool, an Olympic swimming pool, and the region’s only dive pool.
Saugerties, NYhudsonvalleyone.com

Starbucks looks to open Saugerties store

If all goes as planned, a Starbucks restaurant could open across from the CVS Pharmacy in Saugerties in the mall officially called Grand Union Plaza on Route 32/212. The plan shows a 2,500 square-foot building with a driveway that roughly circles it, with an outlet to the parking lot that serves the plaza.
Hudson, NYPosted by
Hudson Times

Lifestyle wrap: Headlines in Hudson

(HUDSON, NY) Your life never stops, and neither does our commitment to keeping you up-to-date on the hottest trend and lifestyle stories. We’ve got you covered on the latest lifestyle stories in your community. For more stories like these, click here.