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Jim Hendricks

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JIM HENDRICKS: Getting the unknown behind you

OPINION: A colonoscopy is your best defense against developing colon cancer

Last year, I decided to finally get a colonoscopy, which I should’ve done when I hit 50. It wasn’t something I’d consciously put off, more like something I’d never gotten around to. Plus the idea of someone running a camera through my colon, on the whole, wasn’t something I was looking forward to getting behind me, so to speak.

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Albany birdwatching enthusiasts set to flock to Gulf Coast

Albany Audubon Society heading south in April to greet migrating birds

The Albany Audubon Society is preparing for its annual spring field trip to the Gulf Coast to spot birds migtating north from their winter homes in South and Central America.

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Albany Almanac - March 28, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 27, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 26, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 25, 2015

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Make a Bag Party to benefit foster children

Event provide duffle bags for children when they move

An Albany woman is searching for commitments for an effort designed to make things easier for foster children who are changing homes.

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Albany Almanac - March 24, 2015

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Albany Area Lifestyle News - March 22, 2015

Community news and events

GLASS director to speak at Leesburg library; Young Marines collecting DVDs for military personnel; Humane Society of Terrell County seeks donations, plans yard sale.

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Albany Almanac - March 21, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 20, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 19, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 18, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 17, 2015

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Initial expressions: 'The Art of the Monogram' through the ages

Initials have had significance for people for 2,000 years

Cynthia Brumback, after not finding a book on the history of monogramming, researched and wrote one. The Orlando business woman and writer will be in Albany Monday signing copies of her book, “The Art of the Monogram,” at Place on the Pointe.

Albany Almanac - March 14, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 13, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 11, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 10, 2015

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Cutest Couple Selfie Photo Contest 2015

Most 'Liked' couple on Albany Herald Facebook album will get $100 Stewbo's certificate

Email your cute couple photo to southview@albanyherald.com by St. Patricks’s Day (March 17) and then get your Facebook friends to “Like” your photo. The picture with the most “Likes” by noon on March 27 will get a $100 certificate good at Henry Campbell Steakhouse, Harvest Moon or The Catch.

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Spring forward: Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday

Clocks will be on daylight saving time until Nov. 1

Clocks in most parts of the United States will move an hour ahead as daylight saving time officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday.

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Albany Almanac - March 7, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 6, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 5, 2015

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U.S. House delegation from Georgia split on Homeland Security funding passage

Funding of immigation executive action sticking point for most Republicans

Georgia’s U.S. House delegation was split along party lines on the passage of House Resolution 240, which was passed with funding for executive orders on immigration by President Obama. No Georgia Republicans voted for passage, while all georgia Democrats supported the resolution that funds Homeland Security through the end of September.

Albany Almanac - March 4, 2015

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Albany Almanac - March 3, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 28, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 27, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 25, 2015

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JIM HENDRICKS: Some Cracked Mugs on a dreary day

OPINION: An the envelope please …

There’s nothing like a dreary day to bring to mind people and events that are disappointing.

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Flint River inspires Steven Landis' concerto 'Thronateeska'

The Albany Symphony Orchestra and the ensemble enhake will premiere 'Thronateeska' on Saturday

Nearly five years in the making, “Thronateeska,” inspired by the Flint River that is Albany’s most prominent natural feature, will be performed in the middle segment of the Albany’s Symphony Orchestra’s “Water” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 25, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 24, 2015

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Daily gas pump average price increases reach four full weeks

The national average for 2015 is expected by federal officials to be $2.33 this year

As warm weather approaches, so do 30- to 50-cent increases at the gas pump, market experts say.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra premieres 'Thronateeska' with 'Water' concert

Long-time Albany Symphony performer Steven Landis writes concerto for 50th anniversary of ASO

The ensemble enhake will perform Saturday with the Albany Symphony Orchestra as they debut the concerto “Thronateeska.” Written by Steven Landis for the orchestra’s golden anniversary, “Thronateeska” is part of the “Water” concert as the ASO continues its “Brave the Elements” subscription series with its annual casual Beethoven in Blue Jeans performance.

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 21, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 20, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 19, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 18, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 17, 2015

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Albany National Youth Sports Program launches 40 Dollars for 40 Years campaign | VIDEO

The NYSP will be renamed Albany State University Sports and Enrichment Program this June

Organizers of the summer sports and enrichment program are hoping that 1,000 people will donate at least $40 each to support the five-week summer program that has 350-400 students each year and about 25,000 over its 40 years of existence.

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Gas prices continue to rise

Experts still do not see $3 per gallon gas this year

Fuel prices are creeping up, though they are still a relative bargain compared to what motorists were paying last year.

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Albany Chorale aims for A Knight to Remember with its madrigal dinner

Oorganizers hope the fundraiser will become a signature annual event for the chorale

The Albany Chorale will be turning the clock — or maybe the hourglass — back a few centuries later this month as it conducts A Madrigal Dinner, an event that it hopes will be A Knight to Remember that will grow into an annual signature event. The fundraiser also employs Albany Tech, Darton State and a local Renaissance re-enactment group.

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 14, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 13, 2015

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JIM HENDRICKS: Looking for that perfect Valentine's Day gift

OPINION: Advice to the lovelorn on the most romantic holiday of the year

Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift isn’t the hard part. Getting it to the right person, however, can be a challenge.

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 12, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 11, 2015

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 10, 2015

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