What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Thanksgiving volunteering (and goats), turkey trotting, Walmart on Thanksgiving night, an Albany Christmas miracle, cemeteries, cheesy marvels, ridiculous desserts, Captain Denim, a moonshine jug, and the dawn sky.

The Exiles delivered Equinox dinners on Thanksgiving -- as did Chuck, who then almost hit some goats.

Jen turkey trotted in Troy with a record crowd. Looking to avoid the crowd, Silvia trotted in Delmar.

Kevin witnessed the mobbed scene at Walmart on the evening of Thanksgiving.

Albaniana reports the Fair Trade Market in Delmar was jammed on the day after Thanksgiving.

Mr. Dave shared the story of "a little ol' Albany Christmas miracle."

Sebastien shared a beautiful photosets from Oakwood Cemetery in Troy and St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.

Paula shared photoset video of Civil War monuments in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Rochelle did what many have not been brave enough to do: go to Joe's on Central in Albany, and she found cheesy marvels.

Emily had some thoughts about local restaurants, portion sizes, and expectations.

Daniel almost made scene after getting another "ridiculous"-sized dessert at The Standard.

Jerry enjoyed the Mexican food at Love Apple Farm.

Steve had what looks like a lovely pre-Thanksgiving lunch at Garden Bistro 24.

Crystal's right -- "Captain Denim" is a great name.

Stephanie picked up a moonshine jug on Hamilton in Albany.

Ashallann's brother slacklined the ESP.

FiS Dan had a bunch of Saratoga thoughts.

Kristi had a Larry King episode.

And Jackie shared a beautiful photo from the dawn sky last week.

Comments

Just a heads up - the Chocolate Expo is at the State Museum this weekend. Local crafts and wine & goodies! Can you say "Chocolate Fountain"? Betcha can!

Chicklit furdun?

Before you impale a marshmallow on a stick and bathe it under a cascading sheet of cheap chocolate mixed with oil, you probably don't want to check this out, but really you should:

http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/06/the-dark-side-of-chocolate/

Presumably there should be some fair trade chocolate at the expo. At least I hope so. Anyhow, I'm guessing the "chicklit furdon" isn't one of them. In the spirit of the season, maybe you consider seeking out these slightly more expensive chocolates.

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