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!

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