A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-11-03

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

+ The Capital Region was lucky -- Sandy just brushed by it. In fact, this area was in the "dry" part of the storm.

+ James waited on the arrival of Abe Lincoln's ghost at the Rensselaer train station.

+ Daniel says you should try the beef noodle soup at Taiwan Noodle.

+ Katie asked about a good place to buy a used car.

+ Casey shared the backstory on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument -- you know, the white stone monument in Washington Park near Henry Johnson.

+ We gave away tickets to see John Oliver at the Egg by asking: What's your favorite Britishism? The answers were really fun.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Williamstown, water, Halloweens past, pumpkins, costumes, Big Slide, home inspectors, maps, knocked down, Stewart's pizza, cupcakes, Mezze, the Triangle, Ghostbusters.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: the search for Mrs. Robinson, a fairy godmother, the old woodshed, and sleds.

+ VA asked about where people in the post-college crowd go dancing -- or, as she said, "I just wanna shake it!"

+ A company in Troy developed a William Shatner iPhone app.

+ Samantha asked about finding recreational hockey leagues -- or just some pickup games. (We're still looking for a few more answers on this one.)

+ And apparently there's a pet fox on the loose in Troy.

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 an idea or photo this week!

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