A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-11-17

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

+ We gave away tickets to the upcoming Ira Glass appearance at the Troy Music Hall by asking: What's your favorite story?

+ Albany police say it arrested a group of students for a hazing incident involving water, wooden paddles, and rubber hoses.

+ We drove through (and around) the new Washington Ave/Fuller Road flyover/circle. It appears opinions are split on the new florcle.

+ Daniel highlighted the broccoli rabe from Migliorelli Farm -- and it's interesting backstory.

+ Nichelle asked about finding a salon to go platinum blonde (or any other extreme color).

+ Casey tried out the new Growler Station at Price Chopper.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: The Confectionery, veterans, ethics in the wine store, a church with a canon, Henry Street, food trucks, Dave's Pizza and Burgers, Malayasian food, maple syrup, a storied title, hot sauce, autumn in a jar, the Hennig Preserve, a marathon trip, the library, a dream window, and historical dogs.

+ Anonymous asked about finding a couples cooking class. (We're still looking for an answer on this one -- hey, cooking class places, maybe this is something to think about organizing.)

+ Casey looked into why that monument in Townsend Park in Albany spells Puerto Rico as "Porto Rico" (and other interesting historical bits about it).

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a thing for stocks, voyeurism, a copper sink, and a gorilla head.

+ Jennifer asked about places to shop for clothes that are not chains.

+ And Chris, a college student new to town, asked about finding good 18+ places to go out.

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!

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.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

80th Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

This year's Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibit, the 80th in the annual series, opens Sunday at The Hyde Collection. The show is open to... (more)

Public meeting on West Hill/West End revitalization plan

The city of Albany has an event lined up for November 1 to get public input on a draft revitalization plan for the West Hill... (more)

From the outside looking in

The Breathing Lights public art project gets some national attention today in the Washington Post. It probably doesn't cover much that you haven't seen already... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

This weekend is overstuffed with fun-sized Halloween goodness -- including zombies, witches, haunted houses, scary movies, music, theater, burlesque, and hockey. And that's just the... (more)

Morning Blend

It snowed The NWS Albany recorded 1.7 inches of snow at ALB Thursday, a record for the date (by .1 of an inch). Totals were... (more)

Recent Comments

When it gets cold, anything warm and comforting hits the spot, but my favorite local food to turn to is the mac and cheese and avocado fries from Slidin' Dirty- nothing beats that!

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from laiskiainen

Drawing: Giddy Up Fall Food Tour 2016

...has 52 comments, most recently from llcwine

Good neighborhoods for trick-or-treating?

...has 11 comments, most recently from chrisck

"The grievous error ... cries out for resolution"

...has 2 comments, most recently from Stan

Morning Blend for Oct 28

...has 1 comment, most recently from Stan