A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-03-03

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

+ Soapbox: Martin shared his urban wish list for Albany.

+ Eric asked about where he could take candy-making lessons.

+ A state Inspector General's report indicates that former state wildlife pathologist Ward Stone may have been a bit more difficult than your boss.

+ Troy has a new website.

+ Hello, sports racers, did you know Ze Frank is from Guilderland? It's true.

+ Forbes said the Albany metro is one of the best places in the country to look for a job -- which prompted a discussion that was a lot better than the original post.

+ Daniel says you should eat the Boston cream donuts at Bella Napoli in Troy.

+ Rebecca asked about finding a good accountant for a small business.

+ Doug asked about hardwood floor installers.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: a comically bad story, exploring a castle, the largest sugar maple in the state, the Megabus, the ESP, the Tollgate, reading tables, the Hungry Fish, BOGO mussels, Saratoga Beer Week, a short sale, tattoo studios, lessons from being a parent -- and SOMEONE PLEASE STOP MR. DAVE!

+ Phish is coming back to SPAC this summer.

+ The world's oldest forest -- almost 400 million years old -- is in Schoharie County.

+ Hey, look at, that it actually snowed this winter.

+ Bennett shared some fun day trip stuff in Lake Placid.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a woman with a zombie survival plan, desire for a bladder holding contest, a phonograph, and a New Zealand rabbit we'd name "Morris."

+ Katherine, asking for a friend, wanted to know where to get churros.

+ The Sage Colleges got a $10 million gift.

+ Kaitlin asked about finding an auto body shop.

+ And ice cream season has started.

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!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Weekend Destination: Quebec City

Why: Architecture, food, culture. How far: Just about six hours. If you found that you fell in love with the culture of Quebec in Montreal,... (more)

Here's why a helicopter will be lifting equipment to the roof of the Corning Tower this weekend

A handful of roads will be closed near the southeastern end of the Empire State Plaza this Sunday because crews will be using a helicopter... (more)

Talking about streescape upgrades along New Scotland Ave in the Helderberg neighborhood

The city of Albany has a public meeting lined up for June 25 to talk about proposed streetscape upgrades along the New Scotland Ave commercial... (more)

Morning Blend

NY AG files suits against Donald Trump and Trump foundation State Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Thursday that her office is filing a lawsuit against... (more)

Today's moment of summer

Gotta appreciate the last few peonies of the season while they're still around.... (more)