What caught our eye - 6/29/19

June 29, 2019

SkipDickstein_GirlWSunglasses.jpegHere’s hoping you’re soaking up the sun in whatever fashion works for you. (Skip Dickstein)

WHEN YOU ARE OLD:  A cemetery in the rural Adirondacks contains the remains of John Butler Yeats near his close friend, the fashion model, poet, journalist, and social reformer Jeanne Robert Foster. How did William Butler Yeats’ dad wind up in a far corner of the North Country? Pat Gormley has the details in The Adirondacks You Don’t Know.

EQUESTRIAN OLYMPICS: Think horses and … Saratoga Springs? Yes, but Lake Placid, too. This is the 50th year of the internationally recognized Lake Placid Horse Shows, which draw 700 of the best hunters and jumpers in the world. http://bit.ly/LakePlacid50YearsofHorses

ROCKWELL REVISITED: Illustrator Norman Rockwell created a social history of the United States from the 1920s to the 1970s. The world’s largest collection of his work is in the Norman Rockwell Museum in his Berkshires hometown of Stockbridge. Rockwell’s portraits of America are reason enough to visit, but now there are added attractions. The museum is celebrating the year of its founding, 1969, with “Woodstock to the Moon,” and Rockwell’s granddaughter is setting the record straight. http://bit.ly/RockwellRevisited

COLLAR CITY CUISINE: Troy is the Hudson Valley Place to Be this summer, says Hudson Valley Magazine, and River Street Market, a new locavore hangout, is one more reason why. Think acai bowls and smoothies at dawn, prime burgers at noon, wine, charcuterie and smoked salmon on a summer’s eve. Plus Hatch, a Mazzone test kitchen! http://bit.ly/RiverStMarketTroy

THRIVING ON THE VINE: The Adirondack farm-to-table movement continues to blossom, with support from Adirondack Harvest, a community group helping to keep farms profitable so farm-fresh food remains available.

GREAT WHITE WAY: If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air, you might better just beware: Nine great white sharks are vacationing off Old Cape Cod. http://bit.ly/CapeCodSharks

HOW HOT IS IT? It’s so hot in Europe this summer the Autobahn is melting, the chicken dung is spontaneously igniting, and men are riding scooters naked. Does climate change scare you now?  http://bit.ly/HeatMeltsAutobahn

THESE SENIORS REFUSE TO GRADUATE: They are not going quietly into that good night. They are going back to school … at 85. And you ought to see the course list! New York’s public colleges are calling all seniors. http://bit.ly/SeniorStudentsAtSchool

MAKING IT: Albany alt rockers Hasty Page, just out with a new album, and Queensbury singer-songwriter Gabbie Hammond get a turn in the spotlight at WAMC’s The Linda.  http://bit.ly/NewLocalMusic

BABY BIG SCREEN:  Want to meet the baby? A new high-definition imaging center has opened in Albany, offering parents an early glimpse of their growing bundles of joy. http://bit.ly/HiDefSonogram

TO THE RESCUE: Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse. Amid a national nursing shortage, St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany proposes to create the St. Peter’s Hospital College of Nursing. http://bit.ly/StPetersNursingSchool

SWEET VICTORY FOR THE SCOTTIES: Ballston Spa baseball wins a state championship – its first since the program began when Pete Rose and Willie Stargell were playing in the big leagues. http://bit.ly/BallstonSpaBallplayers

KEEPING THE SUPPORT OF THE TROOPS: Employees prefer to work for organizations whose social mission and performance they support, places where they are proud to work. Here’s what happens when mission and customer orders collide. http://bit.ly/WayfairEmployeeProtest

IMPORTANT ROLE OF INNOVATION: It turns out you can put a new spin on almost any product. Introducing the forever roll. http://bit.ly/ForeverRollofTP

A PARACHUTE OF ANY COLOR: Boards like CEOs who take careful risks that pay off. So, how should boards react when their CEOs like to skydive? http://bit.ly/RiskyCEOs

BUSTRATION: There are only two ways to plug in a USB, and for some reason when you do it, you get it wrong twice. Now, the Father of the USB explains how the universal swearing bus came about. http://bit.ly/USBDirection

SAD PASSINGS: Patricia Maddock had a hearty laugh, great judgment, a ton of energy and smarts to spare. She brought it all to bear as publisher The Chronicle newspaper in Glens Falls. http://bit.ly/PatMaddoxTribute

FISHING TRIP: You’ve seen the majesty and strength of a bald eagle soaring across the sky. But have you ever seen one do the butterfly? http://bit.ly/SwimmingEagle

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THE SIGNOFF

Nifty Nostalgia: When you need a smile … or want to feel old … we’re liking these two Facebook trips down Memory Lane: Realm of Retro STUFF and The Old School Page

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THANK YOU to our content contributors John Brodt, Bill Callen, Lisa Fenwick, Colleen Potter, Tina Suhocki, Bill Richmond, Skip Dickstein, Nolan Murphy and Pat Gormley.

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