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Fair Response: Albany, an oasis in the desert

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Tweet Many ask the question why has Albany not grown, why is Albany stuck, what is Albany’s problem? The only answer I can come up with is that the leaders of Albany lack vision. Albany seems to be nothing more than a large retirement villa, one that when I retire years and years from now, [...]

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Rev. Andrew Garrett – A creation to enjoy

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Tweet God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good … And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. – Genesis 1:31, 2:2 (NRSV) What does it mean to you that [...]

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Embracing grief

By   /  September 16, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet In a society that values strength, how do we deal with an emotion as vulnerable as grief? Licensed psychologist Robin Walsh says that there are seven stages. First, shock and denial – numbing and disbelief; numbing keeps a person from being too overwhelmed. This stage can last for weeks. Second, pain and/or guilt- shock [...]

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In memory of Hero, Albany’s shelter dog

By   /  September 16, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet On Sept. 1, a noble heart was stilled. Hero died as he lived – with dignity and grace, and surrounded by love. The measure of a life does not depend on the number of legs walked on, but by the legacy left behind. Hero’s legacy is his life spent in service to his community [...]

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Church Briefs

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Tweet Sept. 18 “Friday Night Live” for singles 27 and up will at 7 p.m. in The Loft at Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Road. Admission is free. Info: 883-1910-ext 217 or sherwoodbaptist.net. Wilma Smith will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cross Cultural Musique in downtown Leesburg. For information, call Keith Hood at 376-3293. [...]

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Fair Response: Albany Hot Spot: Beef O’Brady’s

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Tweet I lived in Atlanta for five years, and while in Atlanta there wasn’t a pay-per-view event you couldn’t watch at a local bar-and-grill. So, when I relocated to Albany, to my surprise, very few of the restaurants here showed pay-per-view fights. Each time a fight, boxing or UFC would air, I would call local [...]

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