Here are a few highlights from the past holiday week on AOA:
+ Leah was on the Soapbox talking about how she's trying to raise her kids to be brave -- even when the world keeps pointing toward being fearful.
+ Casey had some advice on how to hike the Adirondack High Peaks -- and not end up as "that guy."
+ A local Olympian failed a drug test because of pot brownies.
+ The Curiosity rover landed on Mars -- one of the scientists involved is a dean at RPI.
+ The full Restoration Festival lineup is out.
+ Unsurprisingly particular about what he eats for breakfast, Daniel says you should eat the Maple Crunch Granola from Our Daily Eats.
+ The poster said hipsters deserve what?
+ After it was revealed that the early summer has influenced the Karner Blue butterfly, we counted up some of the other signs from the Year of Odd Weather.
+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: better in Burlington, unrealistic expectations, a Tardis, a re-do, an indictment, mayhem, a triathlon, a tasting menu, Druthers, blueberries, corn ice cream, Track frites, Trader Joe's, the worst, and how to be a better person.
+ We caught the outdoor movie at the ESP. It was fun.
+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: the 2,900th extra mile, searching for a date for Trader Joe's, two barns, and a well-mannered miniature stallion.
+ We talked with Honest Weight about its new location -- and how it sees its place the ever more crowded local supermarket scene.
+ The full music lineup for this year's LarkFest is out.
+ And after the whole "people are afraid to come to downtown Albany" thing, a few thoughts on closing the "reassurance gap" there.
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!
rendering courtesy of Honest Weight Food Co-op
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