Author: Thom

  • Suicide Awareness Month

    Suicide Awareness Month

    This morning, I found a wonderful expression of support and love at the @broomecountyregionalfarmersmkt and @tastenybroome. Guests are invited to “chalk the walk” to show those who are struggling that the world needs them. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, you can help prevent suicides and save…

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  • Scranton: The Electric City

    Scranton: The Electric City

    Here’s a video to show the colorful lighting present on the Scranton Electric Building sign. In 2014, the sign was renovated and relit with colorful LED bulbs. The original lighting used incandescent bulbs, of course, and was first lit in the 1930’s. Scranton is called “The Electric City” because it was one of the first…

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  • Erastus Corning II Tower

    Erastus Corning II Tower

    Erastus Corning II Tower (1973) was named for Albany NY’s long-time mayor, who served the city for over 40 years, from 1941 to 1983. It’s the tallest skyscraper in New York State outside of NYC. Corning Tower – and the others on the Plaza – have facades of marble and glass. While the architecture on…

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  • Smoky Upstate

    Smoky Upstate

    The first photo is overlooking the Hudson River in Albany toward Rensselaer. The second shows The Egg and Corning Tower, also in Albany, obscured by smoke and haze. Due to the terrible wildfires in Canada, the air quality throughout much of New York (a Canadian neighbor) has plunged. While this limits outdoor activities for many…

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  • Every Month. Every Day.

    Every Month. Every Day.

    This month is Pride Month in the United States. But, we should not limit the show of support and pride to one month. Let’s strive to make our world a more accepting and supportive place every month, every day.

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  • Good Morning Albany!

    Good Morning Albany!

    It’s a beautiful day at the Capitol!

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  • Albany’s Hudson River Way & Riverfront Park

    Albany’s Hudson River Way & Riverfront Park

    Take a walk with me along the Hudson River! Albany’s pedestrian walkways and the Skyway provide access to the Albany Riverfront including the Port of Albany and the Corning Preserve. If you are following the Empire State Trail …

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