What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Joe Bruno, greetings, goodbyes, donuts, unusual approaches, Kevin Bacon, road rage, cookies, the Figgs, frogs, the Black Eyed Peas, rumors and The Track.

His Crankiness at i-Saratoga on Joe Bruno: "Bruno's constituents sort of looked at him like the guy who would drive an unmarked box truck into an impoverished neighborhood around the holidays and start unloading brand new color TVs at 10 cents on the dollar."

Lydia took up the "Happy Holidays" vs. "Merry Christmas" question.

Daniel B planned to celebrate Hanukah with "an unholy amount of donuts" from Bella Napoli in Troy.

Rob noticed that the state was using an, uh, unusual device to combat drunk driving.

Skidmore Unofficial spotted Kevin Bacon on campus.

Kristi had an encounter with road rage.

Albany Jane went to a trunk show at the Epicurean. (And it sounds like she had quite the cookie swap.)

Steve put together a list of local restaurants that had opened or closed this year.

R wondered why so many local restaurants are closed on Mondays.

Rebecca said goodbye to her job at Crossgates.

Jackie went to the Figgs concert in Saratoga.

B posted more photos from the Santa Speedo Sprint.

Mark noticed frogs for sale in the mall at a place you probably wouldn't expect to seem them.

Leigh saw a bus driver tell a guy to turn down the Black Eyed Peas.

The Idiot took on some Spa City rumors.

And FiS Dan got his application for reserved seating at The Track next year.


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Comments

I was at that Figgs show in Saratoga Springs (at the Putnam Den), too, and it was a great time - Iove their live act. And Jackie is right about the lack of publicity for that Saratoga show. They played Valentine's in Albany the night before, and that was listed in the Times Union's calendar of events, and was also mentioned repeatedly in the Metroland, but for some reason, neither source mentioned that the Figgs were also playing again the next night, up in Saratoga. Odd.

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