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Posted by David Emery

More commonly known as the lone star tick, this unnerving arachnid can transmit an illness with symptoms similar to Lyme disease, as well as a substance that can cause an allergy to red meat.
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Downtown Albany BID Bites Camera Action logoThe schedule for the downtown Albany outdoor movies/food trucks series -- Bites Camera Action -- is out.

You might remember this is the series for which the Downtown Albany BID asked people for their votes to narrow down the slate for the series in Tricentennial Park. And here it is:

movie title | live music act

July 10: Back to the Future | The Graham Tichy Trio

July 17: Jurassic Park | Kimono Dragons

July 24: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone | The Useless Cans

July 31: La La Land | Bryan Brundige & Crick Diefendorf

August 7: The Goonies | DJ Mercy

August 14: Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Victory Soul Orchestra

Those dates are all Mondays. Food and live music starts each night from 5-8 pm. Movies start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free.

Tricentennial Park is the park on Broadway across from Kiernan Plaza/the old train station.

The Colonie Center Sears is closing

Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:51 pm
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The Sears at Colonie Center is closing this mid-September, the company said in a statement Thursday. the store will remain open until then and a liquidation sale will start June 30. Eligible employees will receive severance and be given the opportunity to apply at other Sears and KMart stores. The full statement is below.

The Colonie Center closure was one of the 20 this week. A Sears spokesman says the stores at the Wilton Mall and Aviation Mall in Queensbury will continue operating. [Business Insider]

The move isn't surprising.

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Posted by Dan Evon

An image purportedly showing an sign in the London Underground asking people to wear deodorant because the tube smelled like an old ham was just a joke.

Above Albany

Jun. 22nd, 2017 02:55 pm
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1. There's is now an Above Albany Instagram/Twitter. It's what it sounds like -- drone photos of the area.

2. It posted this beautiful photo (embedded above) of the Wednesday evening sun setting at the ESP.

See also: Enjoy Troy Drones.

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