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Shuttle Keeps Party Going To & From Beer Summit

Saratoga Beer Week is a great week long party featuring the best beers in the world and culminating with the 3rd Annual Beer Summit! The only thing better than that is knowing you can get to and from the Summit without driving. My friends I give you The Giddy Up Shuttle and it's got special pricing for the Summit!

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Whole Foods Colonie Center Location Will Bring 200 Jobs

Organic and specialty supermarket replaces wrenches and tires as Whole Foods Albany continues construction on their Colonie Center location, right where Sears once sat. While Whole Foods hasn't set an official start date, they are hoping to open late Spring. Oh, they are looking to fill 200 positions. 

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Top 5 Trending Stories – February 7, 2014

To make the internet easier for you, we've compiled the Top 5 Stories of the week and put them in one place. You're welcome World Wide Webs.

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Heaven’s Basement Talk What They Love In America, Touring Around The World, & Sing ‘Wonderwall’

Heaven's Basement were set to play Upstate Concert Hall on February 9 as part of the SnoCore Tour but the entire tour was cancelled. That didn't stop the UK boys from hitting the highways of the US to visit the radio stations where they were originally supposed to play including ours.

On February 8, the band swung by to hang with Styles in studio. The conversation went from touring around the world, being in the presence of their idols, what they love in American that they can't get back home (which includes buffalo wings and ranch), and even break out an impromptu cover of Oasis' 'Wonderwall.'

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The Primrose Path – Albany Sounds Episode 4

Albany Sounds is Q103′s way of highlighting local bands in the Albany/Capitol Region. Each ‘episode’ is dedicated to one band or artist to showcase their work and tell their story.

Episode 4 features the boys from The Primrose Path.

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This Is What An Urban Avalanche Looks Like Hitting You In The Face [VIDEO]

Avalanches in the mountains are scary, sure. And even avalanches filled with snow sharks are just as scary. But one thing that can be more devastating than both is the urban avalanche.

Check out this dude caught on a security camera on the streets of Brooklyn coming face first with an avalanche of the streets

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Did You Know Bobsledding Started In Albany?

As a means of transportation, the bobsled has been around forever. It wasn't until the late 1800s that racing was established thanks to the Swiss adding a steering mechanism to a toboggan.

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What Girls Really Want on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. For most guys, this a very dangerous time of year. One wrong move can get you in the dog house. So it's important to understand what your significant other is expecting from you.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Gets a Clue on ‘Sesame Street’

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes, was recently in a video for 'Sesame Street' with his arch-nemesis... Murray-arty?

So maybe Murray isn't the criminal mastermind and intellectual equal who always seems to test Sherlock, but he does provide Cumberbatch with a nice, easy problem to solve

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Who’s Your Favorite Local Meteorologist? [Poll]

Because of the extreme winter weather that we’ve recently had in the Albany, I think we need to thank the people that do their best to keep all of us informed about the weather.

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Snow Is Here, Time For Sledding [VIDEO]

With a Winter Storm Warning in effect through tonight, 8"-12" of snow will fall and create a fantastic coating for sleigh riding glory. Seriously, pick a hill and get ready to carve a new path into the fresh white stuff that will soon be upon us.

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Bad Driver’s League Footage

Every Monday at FasTrax Raceway in Albany, it's Q103's Bad Drivers League.

We take the karts, crank them to full speed, and hit the track for some racing action.

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