7 Cool CapNY Healthcare Career Tracks for Non-Clinical Professionals

When you walk the halls of a healthcare facility — especially the hospital — you will notice all the letters after the doctors’ names. However, I’m happy to report that there are MANY great, behind-the-scenes health care careers that are keeping patients and community happy and healthy all across the CapNY. Many of us non-medicalContinue reading “7 Cool CapNY Healthcare Career Tracks for Non-Clinical Professionals”

The Covered Bridges of Washington County

Want a picturesque drive to some of the most charming and photo-friendly spots of CapNY? Roll down your windows and head out to Washington County, where five covered bridges await you. Please note that there can be spotty cell phone reception in some of these areas, so download or print maps and directions before youContinue reading “The Covered Bridges of Washington County”

CapNY Essentials: A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations

Support 250+ Capital Region Black-owned business and black-led organizations by shopping, hiring, posting, contributing funds, volunteering, and learning more about what they do. Click on the map, below, and you’ll find restaurants, moving companies, marketing and creative firms, artists, transportation services, and much more. This list is far from complete, and you can help developContinue reading “CapNY Essentials: A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations”

8 Hot Digital Gaming Companies Flourishing in CapNY

If you thought that cutting-edge game development only exists in large metros such as Seattle or LA, think again! CapNY has more than two dozen game development companies in Albany, Troy and Saratoga Springs, with new companies springing up in other cities, too. A Thriving Industry Digital gaming companies in the Capital Region are thriving.Continue reading “8 Hot Digital Gaming Companies Flourishing in CapNY”

David Reali LYF Supply: CapNY Entrepreneur

David Reali is a 34-year-old, Schenectady born creator who now lives and loves Troy, NY. He is the creator of LYF SUPPLY and UPLYFTED, clothing brand and his passion project. LYF SUPPLY is a brand that has evolved from a hat and embroidery brand to a lifestyle choice, representing Reali’s guiding principle: garments that reinforceContinue reading “David Reali LYF Supply: CapNY Entrepreneur”

West Indies Natural Food and Grocery: CapNY Black-Owned Business

Paulette Clarke has run West Indies Natural Food and Grocery in Hudson, NY for 19 years. Their takeaway menu features homemade beef and chicken patties, oxtail stew, seriously amazing chicken curry, rice and peas, and many other dishes from Paulette’s country of origin, Jamaica. West Indies Natural Food and Grocery At West Indies Natural FoodContinue reading “West Indies Natural Food and Grocery: CapNY Black-Owned Business”

CapNY Transplants: Chrissy and Ben Traore, See and Be

Chrissy and Ben Traore met while working in a New York City restaurant. Soon, they were commuting upstate on weekends for a cooking gig. To their great surprise, they began dreading going back to Brooklyn during the week. “We’ve always worked 70 to 100 hours a week,” Chrissy said. “And the city and the expensesContinue reading “CapNY Transplants: Chrissy and Ben Traore, See and Be”

Mad Jack Brewing Co.: Brew Review by Tim Walton

Meet Tim Walton, the mastermind behind @TimsNYKitchen, an Instagram site with over 12,000 followers. Tim travels, eats and drinks his way through CapNY and beyond, and we asked him to pick his favorite brewery / restaurant. So — drum roll, please — here’s Tim’s pick: Mad Jack Brewing Co. in Schenectady. Read on to findContinue reading “Mad Jack Brewing Co.: Brew Review by Tim Walton”

100+ Breweries Distilleries Wineries and Cideries in CapNY

CapNY has a dazzling array of craft beverage venues and makers that, IMNSHO, rival anywhere in the U.S. To help you explore, we’ve created a downloadable Google map, below. So grab your friends and take a tasty trip to a new, nearby locale. Choose your vibe. Urban warehouse. Creekside patio. Rural vineyard tasting room. ThereContinue reading “100+ Breweries Distilleries Wineries and Cideries in CapNY”

CapNY Road Trip: A Hudson River Drive In Greene County

Itching to get out of the house, my kids, boyfriend and I piled into the car and ended up on a COVID-friendly afternoon of hiking and driving along the Hudson River on Route 385 in Greene County, from Coxsackie to Catskill. Heading out for a Hudson River drive In Greene County we suggest packing aContinue reading “CapNY Road Trip: A Hudson River Drive In Greene County”