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Does your group need new members?  Looking to get folks to come to your fundraiser? How about increasing your mailing list?

Home Town Notes can help you craft a message that meets your objectives. Publish your stories with our team as we fill the local net with local stories.  We are taking the next three months to really ramp up the articles on our site.

So if you are the community liaison for a local group we want to hear from You!! We are inviting submission of press releases from area groups….churches…sports organizations…charities and communities. has a focus on positive stories about local people and places…encouraging both locals and tourists to visit the many wonderful offerings Upstate New York offers. We are working hard to give local groups a fun place to submit their articles…share them with social networks and get found on the net! is currently accepting stories from local groups about upcoming events in the Upstate area.  Please contact Editor Kathy Jo Gallo with any submissions or questions on how Home Town Notes can help your group get noticed on the internet.

Please send email to and we will work with your group to get a message out!

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Albany from the Hudson


View of Albany from the Hudson River

Google Book Citation: Panorama of the Hudson by Wallace Bruce

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NY State Capital From the Hudson


Panorama of the Hudson by Wallace Bruce

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Club Palorama Circa 1934

A 1930′s Resort on the Rotterdam Line

The Club Palorama was built in 1934 by Peter Palazini of Schenectady and featured the lighting mastery of W. D’Arcy Ryan of GE.  Fashioned after the latest clubs of the times it had wondrous light shows during the dances, featured the latest musical performances and had space on the floor for 1000 revelers. Continue reading

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Scenes From…Schenectady

1908 Schenectady

Postcard with 1908 postmark and titled “New Office Buildings, a part of the 15,000 employees Leaving the General Electric Works. Schenectady, NY

This postcard from 1908 gives a glimpse into the past of the General Electric Motor Works in Schenectady, NY.  New buildings were being erected at the end of the 19th century and the following article from “The Electrical Engineer” printed in August of 1898 tells us a little more about the city’s fortune at the time. Continue reading

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Canoe the Hudson from Riparius

Riparius, NY located in the Town of Chester, Warren County has a wonderful canoe launch site worth exploring on the banks of the Hudson River.  The launch site is located just off the bridge on Route 8 Continue reading

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Scenic Byways: What a View!

Taking the time for a tour of one of NY state’s scenic byways is worth a million dollar view.  Following Route 30 north from Northville and the Great Sacandaga Lake you will find multiple safe areas provided to pull off and grab a shot of the beauty that is so abundant in Upstate NY.  The shots above are from some of the parking areas along the Sacandaga River.  Grab a sandwich for a picnic and take some time to explore.  Oh and don’t forget your camera!

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Panther Creek Fultonham NY

A beautiful drive along Route 30 south of Middleburgh led to a picture perfect pull off. These photos were taken from the parking area in Fultnham, NY along Panther Creek.  The historical marker is a reminder of the importance of this area of New York during the Revolutionary War when Panther Creek was the path to Canada for the Tories. This area was considered the bread basket of the colonies. The parking area provides plenty of seating for a picnic.  Enjoy shopping for some of nature’s bounty at one of the farm stands in Schoharie County along the way and stop here to snack!

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Pitkin’s Nose BBQ!

Village of Schroon Lake NY

Pitkin’s Restaurant in the Village of Schroon Lake, NY

While wandering Schroon Lake Village looking for a snack my sons and I could not help but follow our noses to the wonderful aromas wafting from Pitkin’s Restaurant at 1085 Main Street.  The wonderful scent of bbq brought us in and we did not leave disappointed. Continue reading

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Esperance Historical Museum

The Esperance Historical Museum has a wonderful treasure trove of artifacts on display and it is worth taking the time to wander through.  The church is also accessible for those that are interested and is a beautiful little church to spend a quiet moment in. Continue reading

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