What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: butchering skills, jobs, Miley Cyrus, Gloria Steinem, a bachelorette party, maple syrup, a birthday tour, Moveable Feast, octopus, poutine and banh mi, cobb salad, Tour de FroYo, old appetizers, trivia, ospreys, knitting, and the time when bridges were bridges.

Jon continued his very good series of posts about the steer raised for his family -- in the latest post, he marveled at the skill of the butcher.

Stephanie shared some of the things she's learned working for a local recruiting firm.

Skidmore Unofficial surveyed the media coverage -- ABC News to Perez Hilton -- of the class about Miley Cyrus at Skidmore.

Christine met Gloria Steinem in the Berkshires.

Emily had a good time at a bachelorette party in Saratoga Springs.

Silvia headed out to Berne for Maple Weekend.

Rochelle completed the Olde English/Wolff's/Sciortino's/Bombers birthday tour.

Steve shared scenes from the Moveable Feast dinner that he hosted.

Ashley checked out Instanblue restaurant in Saratoga Springs, and enjoyed the octopus.

J+R wondered if good poutine and banh mi could be found under the same roof.

Jerry's cobb salad quest took him to a chain restaurant -- with not-bad results.

Daniel is taking suggestions for a Tour de FroYo.

Mr. Dave shared pages from a 1977 Knickerbocker News cookbook.

Chuck shared a dispatch from the rough-and-tumble world of local competitive trivia.

Jackie spied a pair of nesting ospreys in Washington County.

The Bee Balm Gal shared some of the projects from her knitting group at her local library.

And Carl remembered when bridges were bridges.

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