A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-12-21

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

+ The last holiday wish list: Albany Jane.

+ In honor of Festivus, we had a traditional Airing of Grievances. And three people won peppermint pigs.

+ Eric asked about finding a good local charity for donations.

+ Ommegang is making a Game of Thrones beer.

+ Casey checked a curling game at the Schenectady Curling Club. It was cozy.

+ Jen asked about finding a good primary care doctor, preferably female. They were many very good answers.

+ The Capital Region loves itself a free Lumineers show, apparently.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: 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.

+ We stopped by the State Museum to see the state's moon rock.

+ Mayans, schmayans.

+ Kate asked about good New Year's Eve parties -- and, uh, we didn't really answer her question. (Though people agreed with our suggestion. Still.)

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: what they did with one boot on, diligent vacuuming, electric football, and a painting of Lawrence the Indian.

+ We checked out the relatively new Red Poppies Polish Pantry on Lark Street.

+ Add to Albany's many first firsts: Christmas cards.

+ And the trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines is 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

Today's moment of summer

It was a quality cloud day.... (more)

Bites Camera Action in downtown Albany

The schedule for the downtown Albany outdoor movies/food trucks series -- Bites Camera Action -- is out. You might remember this is the series for... (more)

The Colonie Center Sears is closing

The Sears at Colonie Center is closing this mid-September, the company said in a statement Thursday. the store will remain open until then and a... (more)

Above Albany

A post shared by Albany From Above (@abovealbany) on Jun 21, 2017 at 7:55pm PDT 1. There's is now an Above Albany Instagram/Twitter. It's... (more)

Gawking at the new Five Rivers visitor center

The new $8.9 million visitor center is now officially open at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar. The "green" building includes interactive exhibits,... (more)

Recent Comments

I am Dominican so I totally relate. I have thick curly hair (3c) and some of the hair professionals in this area do wonders with fine curly hair but have no idea what to do with thick (ethnic) hair. For the longest I had to take trips to NYC to get my hair done until I found Islenia (you can find her as "Hair by Islenia" in Facebook).She has been doing my hair for over 10 ears and she is excellent! ...

A stylist for long, curly hair?

...has 10 comments, most recently from Amy

Bites Camera Action in downtown Albany

...has 1 comment, most recently from GIVEN TO FRY

The Colonie Center Sears is closing

...has 2 comments, most recently from Tim

Gawking at the new Five Rivers visitor center

...has 4 comments, most recently from abby

"Uber may just be a gigantic taxi company after all."

...has 1 comment, most recently from J