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Since opening the first location in 2004, the crew behind Hot Harry’s has attracted a slew of press for their Mexican-fusion fare. Chefs marinate six varieties of meat in cilantro, lime, and fresh-squeezed oranges before stuffing them in warm flour tortillas or piñatas designed for a butcher's retirement party. In addition to the classic triad of guacamole, sour cream, and cheese, they can enhance burritos with drizzles of thai-peanut and buffalo sauce.

1625 Union St
Schenectady,
NY
US

Lori and Matt Sames founded Hannah’s Hope Fund (HHF) in 2008 when their 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN). They set up an office at their kitchen table to raise funds to help treat and cure GAN. Over time, HHF expanded into an internationally recognized organization that mobilizes volunteers and sponsors fundraising events that range from lemonade stands to galas. Through their efforts, research into GAN has grown exponentially. Before HHF began, only one doctor worldwide was studying GAN, but now scientists have developed gene-replacement therapy that they believe will save patents’ central nervous systems. They have started human clinical trials to test the treatment and seek a cure.

19 Blue Jay Way
Rexford,
NY
US

• For $90, you get four admissions, including lunch, to the Green River Tour at D2R2 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, on August 27 (a $180 value). • For $120, you get two adult and two child admissions, including lunch and dinner, to the Green River Tour at D2R2 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, on August 27 (a $240 value).

36 State Street
Shelburne Falls,
MA
US

The Go Vermont! Vacation Card arms travelers with discounts at locations across the state’s lush alpine interior, increasing affordability on lodging, golf, skiing, dining, and other attractions. Travelers explore the culinary craftsmanship at The Essex or feast on upscale American fare made with local produce at Morgan’s Tavern, which is nestled within the historic Middlebury Inn. Seventy species of live animals swim through the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, where guests can get half off one admission with the purchase of a full-price ticket, and pints of free-range ice cream graze lazily along a discounted tour through the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Travelers shave up to 25% off the standard rate at five golf courses and save on seasonal fun, including mountain biking, snowboarding, and weaving sweaters out of fallen leaves.

60 Main St
Burlington,
VT
US

The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame covers everything from the history of dance in Harlem to the innovations of famous dancers. Exhibits containing videos, artifacts, and costumes explore traditional and modern dance from a variety of cultural groups and class backgrounds. To share a passion for dance with the community, the museum also hosts classes through the Lewis A. Swyer School for the Arts.

99 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

Colorful items line the shelves Checkerhills Farm's two stores as pet owners peruse a wide selection of premium and organic dog and cat foods from brands including Eagle Pack, as well as durable toys and enticing treats. A dedicated wild bird section supplies such avian necessities as black oil seeds and feeders, and a horse area is awash in Mister Ed DVDs. On weekends, the store hosts pet adoptions to place needy animals in the homes of loving owners.

Checkerhills Farm’s related business, Pet Lodges, offers private boarding suites and indoor and outdoor play zones for dogs and cats of all sizes. Their daycare center prioritizes the exercise and socialization vital for animal health, while also ensuring that pets get the proper food, medicine, and time for meditative reflection before midday naps.:

53 Freemans Bridge Rd
Schenectady,
NY
US