A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-11-24

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

+ Kathy Sheehan is officially into the pool for Albany mayor.

+ Capital Hills is closed, which is to say, it's open. Otto's happy about that.

+ A whole bunch of holiday-related stuff to do over the next month.

+ Our annual Thanksgiving drawing asked: What are you thankful for this year? One person will be drawn at random -- we'll donate $100 to that person's charity of choice.

+ A Siena poll found that more half of people say retail stores shouldn't open Thanksgiving evening.

+ The ice skating rink at the Empire State Plaza opened Friday.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: sweet potatoes, the Saratoga rape report, a declaration about Troy, an app, being thankful, street photography, teewurst, the Cheese Traveler, a cooking competition, an Asian burger, Mexican food, break dancing, and a breakup.

+ Casey checked the Excelsior Pub -- which features beers, wines, and spirits from New York State.

+ And wonder no longer whether the state officially considers Bigfoot real.

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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