A quick recap of the week

week review 2009-07-31

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

+ An Albany common councilwoman is hoping to get the wheels turning on car sharing.

+ One of the winning entries at the Track's hat contest was quite fashion statement.

+ Sebastien passed along photos from the Heavy art event at St. Joseph's.

+ Albany Jane shared her strategy for stocking the bar inexpensively for a party.

+ Ryan asked about finding veterinary care for a cat.

+ Lou reviewed Salt, the Angelina movie that shot in Albany.

+ We lunched at Lauren's House of Dogs.

+ Chef Ric Orlando brought the heat on the Food Network show Chopped.

+ Julie asked about where she could train for the crazy Warrior Dash.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: the Ruck, concert cycling, crepes, roller derby, sexist bartending, Poestenkill Gorge, The Track, milk, doing the right thing, linen, Salt, and a debt of kindness.

+ Kirsten Gillibrand was named one of Capitol Hill's most beautiful people.

+ The Capital Region's counties have some of the lowest adult smoking rates in the state (and that new anti-smoking ad... ew).

+ Sebastien told us about a waterfall in Rensselaer County.

+ A few of the items we found on Craigslist this week: an air drumming dude with a chinstrap, a guide to feeling like a dumbass and... that's not a cat.

+ We're glad we don't have to stuff this wreath in the attic.

+ We pulled together the elementary school test scores for Capital Region school districts.

+ Fred asked about finding a good appliance repair place.

+ And more funny/odd license plates from around town.

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 an idea or photo this week!

waterfall photo: Sebastien B
hat photo: NYRA press release

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