What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Newtown, ghosts of Albany Christmas past, things that will be missed, a "discussion" about texting, Last Run, the Albany Penitentiary, being blown away by the Crimson Sparrow, a love letter, holy moly wings, fish fry, the Miracle of the Oil, winter beer, cooking classes, lo-fi, and Christmas-y scenes without snow.

The shootings in Newtown prompted Zack to think about a troubled former classmate -- and forced Zack to contemplate how he didn't help him.

Mr. Dave remembered ghosts of Albany Christmas past.

With an impending move out of state, Wendy listed the things she'll miss about New York.

Kristi had a "discussion" in line at the grocery store with a woman about texting -- specifically why the woman wouldn't stop.

Jen ran in Albany's Last Run 5k.

Carl detailed the history of the Albany Penitentiary.

Jerry says he was "absolutely blown away" by a meal at the Crimson Sparrow in Hudson.

Emily wrote a love letter to Mrs. London's.

Albany Jane's reaction to duck wings in Thai peanut basil sauce at Druthers: "holy moly."

Ashley decided the coconut cream pie at Scallion's was "a GREAT call."

Silvia's family tried the Fish Fry Zone on Delaware Ave in Albany.

A run of fried foods for Hannukah had Daniel wondering if he had taken the Miracle of the Oil too far.

The Masticating Monkey continued the search for a winter beer.

One of Steve's readers asked about hands-on cooking classes.

Valerie fostered a rescue dog.

Chuck had some fun around town with a lo-fi camera.

Jackie went looking for Christmas-y scenes -- even without snow.

The Exiles hiked to Massachusetts and back.

Jessica on a dead raccoon on Everett Road and other things that have been bothering her.

And we'll miss reading Aliza's blog.

Comments

Thanks for linking to my post about Monty, our foster dog. It's hard to find a home for rescues this time of year so we're working to get the word out.

Thank you, as always, for the link-love.

Please tell Val to stop making me want a dog.

I always know when All Over Albany has linked to my blog Saratoga Woods and Waterways, because the readership count makes a big jump. Thanks for the good words about all us bloggers. I love reading all of the ones you list.

Thanks for the link!

Carl, I'd be you'd love this dog. :-)

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