There is always an urgent need for blood donations in the Capital Region. Now if you give blood, you will be rewarded with a delicious pint of Stewart's ice cream or gelato. It's that time of year again for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" program.
When you are enjoying delicious Stewart's ice cream, you don't really think about its history. Well, I don't. I only think about the most difficult decision. What amazing flavor am I going to get a pint of and eat in one sitting? But there is a backstory and it's quite the history lesson of how Stewart's became a staple in the Capital Region and beyond.
Stewart's ice cream is amazing. Not only are all of their flavors delicious, but they come up with some pretty clever names for their creamy concoctions. This time they are celebrating the fact that COVID cases are declining and restrictions are easing up. Their latest ice cream flavor is called "Sweet Return to Normal".
A little over 4 years ago, when I first told my dad that he was going to be a granddaddy to a little boy, I had a hard time holding back tears. I think he did too. Moments later he went upstairs to the attic and came down with a little piece of my childhood. He appeared a few minutes later holding an old baseball glove - that he had been storing - from my high school baseball playing days. A 30