A quick recap of the week

week review 2014-02-08

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

+ We gave away tickets to see Alton Brown at Proctors by asking: Who or what has helped you to see something in a new way? There were some very good answers.

+ Val asked about finding a good real estate agent for selling house.

+ The city of Troy unveiled the proposal selected for the redevelopment of the Monument Square site. The plan includes a permanent space for the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market.

+ Jeff recommended the Hamachi Kama at Sushi Tei.

+ Alex asked about good places for boarding a dog.

+ We stopped in at the new Madison Pour House.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Chowderfest, the Madison Pour House, grilled cheese, encouraging better craft beer, Chinese New Year, throwing healthy eating out the window, the secret of school snow closings, the amusing wheels of small bureaucracy, winter running, frazil ice, a bike trailer, historical perspective, and mooning.

+ We talked with Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor David Alan Miller about the ASO's Grammy win, why doesn't like talking about "classical" music, and a "secret" garage band project.

+ Pau asked for suggestions about where to take friends visiting from out of town.

+ Among the items found on Craigslist this week: two good pigs.

+ Sonic is looking at setting up in the Albany area.

+ We talked with Dashira Cortes about playing The Moon, Albany High School, and diversity in local theater.

+ And Joe asked about local writers groups.

Here's the whole week all lined up.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea or photo this week!

Dashira Cortes headshot: Shawn Morgan | Monument Square One rendering: renderings: Kirchhoff Properties, Sequence Development, CSArch

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