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!

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