The New York Lottery's Take 5 drawing has been a lucky game for a bunch of Capital Region players in the last few weeks. There were two winners at area Saratoga County Stewart's Shops totaling over eighty thousand dollars in the last week. Add another winner to the list. This time in Albany.
New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, despite not winning a World Series, has had a pretty good year. First, after being spurned by a canceled spring training appearance, Showalter gets to meet pop-star Shakira. (Who would have thought that would be a big deal for the the Mets skipper but it was.) Then, Buck's team rattles off 101 regular season wins, leading to Showalter being named National League Manager of the Year for the fourth time in his career. But the biggest and maybe most surprising honor of all came out this week. Buck appears to be the best looking manager in Major League Baseball. No, I'm not kidding.
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has added yet another option for Capital Region residents to get around easier. This time it's a new program called Drive which allows you to drive your own car!
Downtown Albany is getting a new pizzeria that is replacing a former one. But the new pizza place is completely different from what was once there. The owners say that they are taking a neighborhood pizzeria to the next level while keeping it affordable.