A quick recap of the week

week review 2011-04-16

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

+ Leigh stepped up on the Sunday Soapbox to imagine her fantasy Lark Street.

+ Akum checked out Tierra Farm's organic nut-roasting operation in Columbia County.

+ For sale: the "oldest" house in Schenectady.

+ Eat this: the clam strips at Bob & Ron's.

+ The music lineup for Tulip Festival is out.

+ Dan asked about good places to camp.

+ What Ballston Spa-born Abner Doubleday isn't famous for, but did actually do (hint: it's not invent baseball).

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Lark Street, wildfire, superlatives, yards, hair, the Graveyard Challenge, ice cream, pusties, dining alone, Easter pie, Lebanese food, out of control quantity, secrets, and Angry Birds.

+ Stewart's has a 169-year-old school house -- why is that?

+ Theresa asked about good local day hikes.

+ Liz visited the Schenectady County Horticulture Education Center.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a missing pet duck, bacon (and sweaters), Flutie Flakes, and the ongoing Pageant of Less Than Attractive Craigslist Couches.

+ Circus + Yoga = CircusYoga.

+ Akum went shopping at the Mohawk Army Navy Store.

+ The push to allow backyard chickens in Albany moved one step forward.

+ Brad asked about a good way to find local sublets (aside from Craigslist).

+ Akum raised a glass at Man of Kent.

+ Liz visited the Iroquois Museum.

+ Yet another round of bumper gawking.

+ And AOA, with the help of Best Cleaners, wants to give your wardrobe a bit of a spring refresh.

+ Also: AOA will be at New World Bistro Bar for Dining Out for Life -- we'd love to see you there, too.

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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