A quick recap of the week

week review

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ Kristin told us about Carey and Rob, the Saratoga couple behind the wine/fashion site Corks and Caftans.

+ Ryan was looking for some help in getting Paul F. Tompkins to come to town.

+ Jess told us about a woman in Saratoga County who started a raw dog food business.

+ We sorted the numbers on how much Capital Region school districts spend per pupil.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: wedding receptions, strippers, photos, lipstick, lunch buffets, Five Guys, Creo, offal, sewers, wine, and sizes.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a "coupon," a guy looking for "some onion rings to dip in that shake," a lonely duck and six packs of Billy Beer.

+ Ecovative -- the Green Island startup -- and one of its products showed up on CSI:NY.

+ You should read Kate Hoit's piece in the Albany Student Press about her time in Iraq -- her a short clip.

+ The Capital Region's unemployment rate didn't get any better.

+ Here are a few ideas for local items to bring to Thanksgiving.

+ The Albany Institute's mummies exhibit is now 100 years old (though the mummies themselves are a little bit older).

+ And AOA Greg needed a haircut -- and people had a bunch of suggestions. (Look for an update next week.)

If you'd just like the whole week unfiltered, check our listing of the last seven days of AOA.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or sent along a photo or idea this week!

Comments

Im looking for a little insight. Driving in Albany yesterday, I noticed an Albany Police Station wagon that had Rims on it- like actual, flashy rims. Are they serious? How the hell do they justify that on a police car? I would think there are surely better things for the city to spend money on other than rims for a cop car. Do they also come with Sound Systems? Hydraulics?

Not that I have much good to say about the APD, but I'm guessing those wheels are standard equipment with the trim level of the cars the department purchased for their fleet. If they wanted to "downgrade" that option it probably would have actually cost more money.

For the record, the stereo blasting "This is Why I'm Hot" is not standard equipment.

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