A quick recap of the week

week review 2011-04-09

+ AOA and Sunmark Federal Credit Union are offering a startup grant to someone with a good idea that needs a little push.

+ Rob was back on the Sunday Soapbox, thinking about when the conduits for moving information... were actual conduits.

+ CDTA's new BusPlus "bus rapid transit" system debuted.

+ Akum admired the architecture in Schenectady's Stockade neighborhood.

+ Albany Jane told us about eating at the Casola Dining Room, the restaurant run by SCCC students.

+ All Good Bakers opened a new storefront on Quail Street in Albany.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: a fight, local ingredients, a sign, soft serve, two-year-olds and Jaeger bombs, Jewish food, Hudson, chili dogs, addictive Indian food, gigantic sandwiches, downtown Saratoga, the Pine Bush, and a hobbit's summer retreat.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a thoughtful son, wistful memories of boot knocking, and a historical marker.

+ So, why is the Albany Pine Bush sandy?

+ On the question of what should be the official state vegetable, vote cabbage.

+ And you didn't ask, but...

Supermarket Week!

+ Supermarket Showdown IV -- which of the big three local supermarket chains has the lowest prices?

+ Liz talked with the people at Greulich's, an independent market in Guilderland that's been open for six decades.

+ Albany Jane gave told us about how to shop the Asian Supermarket.

+ Akum checked out Target's new grocery section.

+ Daniel B shared his thoughts on being an opportunistic grocery shopper.

+ And Albany Jane delivered an ode to Aldi.

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 shared an idea this week!

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