The month of February is dedicated to matters of the heart. Saratoga Wine and Spirits owners Lisa Canfield and Gerard Moser are ready to assist! They are excited to share their love and knowledge of wine, food and hospitality with their neighbors and valued customers. The Heart Foundation suggests that small amounts of regular alcohol consumption (1/2 to 1 drink per day for women and 1-2 drinks per day for men) can reduce the risk of heart disease. Research shows…
News reports of cyber-attacks and breaches that expose Americans’ personal information are now commonplace. Over 3 million records are compromised daily and 974 breaches were reported in the first half of 2016 alone. Most troubling of all, identity theft attacks accounted for 64 percent of these breaches. With this growing threat to our personal information, people are seeking ways to protect themselves. Fortunately, there are effective steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. Below are some tips…
The writer is the Chief Investment Officer at Fenimore Asset Management headquartered in Cobleskill, NY with a branch office in Albany. 2016 The stock market experienced a number of ups and downs during last year, but finished strongly producing a double-digit gain for 2016. The year began poorly with stocks declining through the second week of February; however, initial concerns over a global recession proved to be unfounded and the market rebounded. Election results had a major influence on stock…
Sprains and strains are some of the most common injuries people suffer through all age ranges. There is no way to prevent all injuries but there are things you can do to minimize the recovery if/when it happens. The popular expression R. I. C. E. is no longer the best advice! Back in 1978, in The Sports Medicine Book, Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the term RICE which stands for Rest Ice Compression Elevation Dr. Mirkin, the creator of RICE, published…
As I planned an outline and researched for relevant content to compose this article, I was having issues focusing on my writing. Let me explain. This article was supposed to highlight the awesome local travel opportunities that we have within a 2 hour drive of Toga: this winter wonderland that many of us have come to love and embrace. The issue I was having was that, as I was preparing to write about this topic, I was packing my bags…
One of the biggest reasons people seek counseling is to help them let go and forgive past hurts and offenses caused by the loved ones in their life. I often see people who have gone through adultery in their marriage and while they want to heal the relationship and move forward, they find it hard to forgive their partner for going outside of the relationship. The anger, betrayal, hurt and confusion take over and while their partner may be remorseful…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — At the new Community Roots School on Beekman Street, they teach preschoolers a sense of community by connecting with it. Founded this year by Kristin Marshall and Jenna Eddy, the curriculum incorporates play-based learning and kindergarten preparation with real-life experiences. “We do not use the word “empathy” because it is a word they do not understand. We tell them everyone has different struggles, everyone is different. If you help other people, other people will help you in…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — If you want to get noticed - stand out from the crowd. That’s what Janet Longe’s luxury interior design aesthetic is all about. It’s also why she and her daughter Jamie Davies, co-owner of 23rd and Fourth, have moved into their new location at 130 Excelsior Avenue. “A lot of people didn’t know about us,” said Jamie Davies. The store, whose name is based on their birthdays, originally opened in the Historic Franklin Square in 2012. After…
Although these are some of the shortest days of the year, to the gardener they seem the longest. In midsummer when days are long, the hours fly by as we enjoy our gardens, yards and outdoor living. Now, the bright green world of summer seems an impossible dream. There’s not a lot of gardening to do other than browse the seed catalogs that roll in this time of year. However, there is one project I can enjoy now to get…
When I read this meme on social media I laughed out loud. New Year’s resolutions while well intended tend to burn out after a few short weeks leading to frustration and hopelessness. Success is rarely reached when we make huge changes in our lives; rather, the best way to achieve your goals is by making small doable changes daily. One of the best ways to set the tone for having a good day is to pay attention to your thoughts.…
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