A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-08-03

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

+ The Soapbox returned, with Elisabeth talking about the benefits of living in a small house.

+ A LEGO creation at MASS MoCA made us smile.

+ This driver made a strong case for this week's Oops Award.

+ Casey talked with some of the shops in the Capital Region that are still selling vinyl records.

+ We got the backstory on a new locally-made lip balm.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: vacation, summer to-do, the UAlbany president search, the Giants, Druthers, The Track, Comfort Kitchen, a food truck, cucumber soup, eggs, lump charcoal, feeling free to be stricken ill, "Americans," used cars, old school, Shakespeare, photography, and a remembrance.

+ We checked out the new Trader Joe's on Wolf Road ahead of its opening.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: the perfect accent, lying about lamps, oboe theft, and a stuffed squirrel.

+ Chrissy asked for creative birthday celebration ideas that didn't involve the birthday tour de alcohol.

+ And Casey learned about the power of the Albany carillon.

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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