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This week was brought to you by spring!

And by something that makes us just as happy-- AOA advertisers. Below is a list of who they are and some of the good stuff have to offer. Check them out when you can.

And if you'd like to advertise on AOA, here's how to get started.

Helpful stuff

+ Best Cleaners is giving two people a shopping trip with Kaitlin and Carey and $250 toward a new look. To help you refresh your wardrobe, they'll pick up and deliver your dry cleaning to your home or office at no extra charge.

+ Sunmark Federal Credit Union is giving $1,500 to help fund a good idea -- and it could be your good idea.

+ Need a lawyer? DiFabio Law Firm is friendly, helpful and will get the job done. They handle real estate, wills, elder law, vehicle and traffic law and more.

Food and Drink
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+The Point is open for a special Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 8th from 10-2

+ New World Bistro Bar's patio is open for the season. They're now accepting reservations for Mother's Day and Graduation Weekends-- spots are filling up quickly. Regular hours and full menu available, plus fresh, spring specials. Call 518-694-0520 for reservations.

+ It's barbecue season! Be sure and pick up some Bilinski's chicken sausage for the grill.

+ Try The Farmer and the Duck at The Wine-N-Diner. AOA helped name it.

+ Stop in for the Goose and Grapes happy hour at Taste.

+The patio is open at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark. And don't forget Sunday brunch from 11-3 with Rum and Cinnamon Scented Challah French toast, R & R Farms Goat Cheese, Caramelized Leeks and White Truffle Oil Omelet, Ducktrap River Smoked Trout with 2 Eggs and Tasso Potato Hash and more. Oh, and of course, mimosas

+ Stop by and visit Gustav at the cheese counter at Honest Weight Food Co-op.

Stuff to do

+ The Glen Miller Orchestra performs at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall next Saturday, May 7 at 8 pm.

Stuff to Try

+ Jack Casey's book, The Trial of Bat Shea -- the story of a notorious 19th century murder trial in Troy -- has gone digital. Download a copy at Amazon.

+ Get $250 off your 2011 website design and development from Brayton Graphics when you mention you came from AOA!

+ Get a FREE MONTH of Wink High Speed Internet Service from Tech Valley Communications. Enter this code when you sign up for service at: www.winkinternet.com: w1n87k06

Stuff to live in

+ 17 Chapel has started construction on their luxury condos, but you can check out their "model" in the on-site sales center in downtown Albany.

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