Hundreds of towns and cities across the United States go all out for Christmas every year. Some places put up impressive light displays, while others set up festive holiday markets. But there's one small town in our backyard that does Christmas better than anywhere else in the country: Lake Placid.
It had been three years since the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled through the Capital Region. It made three stops; Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, and Fort Edward. The first was Mechanicville on a rainy Sunday night. This is where I enjoyed the festive holiday train. They are traveling across the country to 106 stops. At each stop, they play live music and collect donations for the local food banks. Country Artist Lindsay Ell was the musical entertainment and she was awesome. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train also presented the Mechanicville Community Center with a check for $3500 to help restock the food bank. Even though the weather wasn't ideal, a couple of hundred families joined the fun.
If you are looking to satisfy the sports nut in your life, we have a few suggestions that might make them take their mind off of their Fantasy NASCAR Team or wondering about the intricacies of the BCS algorithm.
After the big playoff game last season against the New England Patriots Jets linebacker Bart Scott unleashed a now infamous line, "can't wait". ESPN and JCPenny is now having a bit of fun with that in one of their recent Christmas commercials featuring Kenny Mayne dressed as Santa and Bart Scott sitting on his lap and he "can't wait" for what the holiday season will bring him.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of barbecue season and will find many Americans firing up the grill this holiday weekend.
Part of the beauty of grilling is its simplicity. But that shouldn't mean you can't improve your grill repertoire or technique.
We've compiled a list of recipes and tips that can help you become a master of the open flame.
Check them out after the jump.