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Business: Buffet going forward with old-fashioned service

By   /  November 13, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet February 2010 will mark seven years that Albany’s Old Times Country Buffet on Dawson Road has been serving up down home vittles. It is one of eight eateries owned by Valdosta Restaurateur, Pat O’Neal, and according to Old Times Manager, B.J. Fletcher, one of the best, showing a 12 percent growth in business over [...]

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Pieces of the good old days

By   /  November 6, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Invariably, when you get in a conversation about Albany with someone that grew up here, someone is bound to start a sentence with; “I remember when …” That was part of Ron Westbrook’s thinking when he opened up Good Old Days Antiques about four months ago. Located at 202 W. Broad Ave. in the [...]

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Theatre Albany: Up and running!

By   /  September 14, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The tradition of non-stop activity at Theatre Albany continues as the staff, performers, and volunteers, wrap up the first offering of the season, continue with rehearsals for the second, and prep for an exciting fund raising event in September. By the time the six main stage performances, two special events, and theatre summer youth [...]

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Home Depot puts Meerkats on display

By   /  September 10, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet The Home Depot Foundation has responded in record time to a grant request made by the Parks at Chehaw zoo curator, Jan Thompson. Securing $5,000 from the Community Affairs division of the nationwide chain in just a few weeks, Thompson directed the funds to complete some outside additions and renovations to the new meerkat [...]

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Downtown’s Riddle: Albany Convention and Vistors Bureau

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Who has been working in Downtown Albany now for years, is well respected, honest, hard-working, and non-controversial? If you’ve spent any time at all dealing with the issues of downtown and tourism development here, you know the answer. She is Lisa Riddle, Director of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB is a [...]

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Albany’s Ward 5: The 2009 battleground?

By   /  August 19, 2009  /  Lon McNeil, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet This November, about half of Albany’s voters will be asked to make their voices heard on a host of critical issues. The Ward 5 City Commission race is shaping up to be an important measure of the political landscape. Local attorney Bob Langstaff will be seeking a third term as the Ward 5 commissioner. [...]

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