What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a remarkable yet neglected story, change, school-based comestibles masquerading as actual food, a zero-degree wind chill relay, OK - THICK ICE, summer in February, mac 'n cheese, the Confectionery, king cake, the last waddle of the porcupine, a gobbled gobbler, and a riddle.

Carl's been highlighting the life of William Henry Johnson, "one of the most remarkable and yet neglected figures in all of Albany's history."

Jerry was frustrated asking for change.

Daniel encountered two similar situations involving his kids and "school-based comestibles masquerading as actual food."

Bennett shared some fun photos from this year's Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

If you're wondering who would run a marathon relay in zero-degree windchill, the answer is: Jen.

The Exiles discussed the relative merits of "DANGER - THIN ICE" signs and "OK - THICK ICE" signs.

Jon in Albany's family celebrates "Summer in February."

Steve recapped the Mac-n-Cheese Bowl.

Albany Jane says the charcuterie is a good pick at the Confectionery.

Rochelle got wasn't so happy about the baby she got at Bella Napoli.

Jackie followed the last waddle of a porcupine.

Rob found a gobbler that had been gobbled.

One of Kristi's readers asked about a good salon for getting extensions.

Chuck immortalized L-Ken's in splitfilm.

And from Carlene, an Albany wall ornament riddle.

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