A quick recap of the week

week review 2011-12-03

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

+ Soapbox: Siobhan talked about her experience with protests (on Lark Street, in the past) and how her perspective has changed watching Occupy now.

+ A Saratoga legend got cold water thrown on it by its central character.

+ We got to check out fun LEGO versions of local architecture.

+ Martin asked about finding contractors for an energy audit.

+ A handful of interesting local projects have recently been funded on Kickstarter.

+ Chrissy asked about local places to holiday shop so she can avoid the mall.

+ Daniel says you should eat this taco.

+ As weather goes, was that the best November ever?

+ We gave away tickets to the Brunswick screening and soundtrack concert by asking: If could grow anything, what would it be?

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Thanksgiving volunteering (and goats), turkey trotting, Walmart on Thanksgiving night, an Albany Christmas miracle, slack lining the ESP, cemeteries, cheesy marvels, ridiculous desserts, Captain Denim, a moonshine jug, and the dawn sky.

+ We saw something kind of crazy happen at a gas station.

+ ShopRite officially announced that it's opening a new store in the city of Albany.

+ We gave away tickets to the Albany All Stars roller derby bout by asking: What was your favorite toy from when you were a kid?

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: butterfly fights in the stomach, being overserved Pepsi, cleavage and Peppermint Pigs, and a chainsaw-carved penguin.

+ Bennett told us about a good spot to get outside: Dyken Pond.

+ In case you're wondering what happened to the bust of Joe Bruno at ALB, here's the answer.

+ And speaking of ALB, the art exhibit there is LOL.

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 a photo or idea this week!


I thought someone here might know - will the American Little League be selling Christmas Trees in Lincoln Park (or elsewhere) this year? I can't find any information about it. We've bought our tree there 12 years in a row.

I am very surprised and disappointed that there is not more out there about the trees sold in years past by the Albany American little league. I too bought my tree there for the last 10 years. I have tried to call around. The Albany National League believed they were not.

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