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More Albany Area Friendly’s Close

We are witnessing the end of an era here people.  We thought that the rest of our local Friendly's were safe from closing but it seems as though they are trying to ween us off those super melts slowly.  Five more restaurants get the axe.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Albany Area Sears & Kmart Stores Safe From Closings

Earlier this week Sears parent company broke the news that they would be closing between 100 and 120 stores around the country.  The list of closing have been revealed and the Albany area stores aren't going anywhere.

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Albany’s Santa Seedo Sprint [VIDEO]

Normally when my boss, Rob Dawes, asks me if I own a speedo, I wonder how much eggnog he's had.  However, this weekend, I knew it could only be for one thing:  The 6th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint! Saturday, I rocked a sweet pair of Santa undies and ran the 1K race to help raise money for The Albany Damien Center.  If you ran, or if you want to gawk at my chicken legs, check out the pics and video! 

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photo courtesy BJ Ragone
photo courtesy BJ Ragone
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Thanksgiving Hangover Set Times Revealed

If you were curious as to the rundown of the Q103 Thanksgiving Hangover than this should get you pretty excited.  Here is how everything will run for the show tonight at the Washington Avenue Armory.

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Photo by Bowers/Getty Images
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Legendary Newsman and Albany Native Andy Rooney Dies at 92

The news broke early this morning that former '60 Minutes' contributor Andy Rooney passed away yesterday in New York City.  He was 92.

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Meet Q103′s Dalton Castle [VIDEO]

We here at Q103 are happy to welcome Dalton Castle to the family.  He'll soon be gracing you with his presence via the airwaves.  He's happy to join the Albany area's number one rock station and attempts to say hello to all the towns that the Q reaches.  When we say attempts, we mean it.  As they say in the south, bless his heart.

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The First Snow Falls in Albany Area – View From BJ’s Balcony [VIDEO]

Well as expected, winter has finally showed it's ugly face.  It won't be dropping too much of the nasty white stuff on us just yet, but it's enough to be annoying especially with it being Halloween weekend.  Doesn't old man winter, mother nature, whom ever is responsible for this know that people don't like to trick or treat in snow?  Especially not crappy wet snow that just leaves you cold and wet.  At any rate, it's here and this is what we can expect for the next few months.  Welcome to winter.

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Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Denver, Colorado Already Hit With Snow – Albany Area Next?

I think we have been taking the recent weather for granted around the Albany area.  We are predicted to get a little wet snow in some of the higher elevations tonight and a little tomorrow too.  In the mean time Denver, Colorado has already been hit with 10 inches of snow and it's not even November.

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Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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Welcome to Fall – The Best Albany Area Autumn Offerings

Today is the first day of fall, and despite it still being summery weather the season of changing leaves is ready to kick off.  This is my favorite season for a number of reasons so lets take a look at the best things that fall has to offer.

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Best Bars in the Albany Area

Everyone is always asking me where my favorite bar in the Albany area is. It's so hard to pick just one when this area has so many great places to hang out and grab a drink or even some pub grub. So instead of just picking just one, I have decided to give you my own list of personal favorites so you can set up a pub crawl and experience them all for yourselves.

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Photo: Q-Tease Jen, Q103
Photo: Q-Tease Jen, Q103
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Pop Evil Private Party Concert [Review]

On Tuesday night, Albany was the home of Pop Evil's private concert at Jillian's, and Q103 was there to catch all of the action. Along with popular headliners Pop Evil, five other bands also performed: Silversyde, Museum Guards, The lost Sons, Finding Clyde and Kyng. I was there for four of the bands, and it was a fun-filled night complete with new and awesome music.

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Current Road Closing Information – Interactive Map

New York DOT has an interactive map you can use to see what roads are currently open or closed – many roads are closed this morning because of flooding due to the remnants of Lee. Check the map before you head out on the roads!

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