What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: livestock, advocating for yourself, Frontier Town, waterfalls, dogs on restaurant patios, working out, slow living, garnishes, annoyances, ramen, oysters, soccer, and clairvoyant medicine.

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The Fuj visited Royalton Farms in Vermont with Emily Petersen of the planned Sentinel Butchery in Troy. He writes of watching a pig killed there: "This was shocking, but also an amazing opportunity. I couldn't keep my eyes off the entire ordeal. I don't think people really put too much thought into where their food actually comes from. It isn't just a slab of meat. It comes from live animals and I think everyone, meat eater or not, should witness this firsthand and realize the gravity of what it really takes to put the food we eat on our plates."

Jackie shared a personal story about the importance of advocating for yourself within healthcare settings.

Chuck is trying to save a piece of Frontier Town.

Jen went camping at Watkins Glen State Park and visited its many waterfalls.

Julie checked out Stony Kill Falls near New Paltz, "a great easily little hike to a super waterfall." (Also, not local, but interesting: She recapped a trip to Copenhagen and a handful of other European cities.)

Rob had a conversation with his dogs about the dogs-on-restaurant-patios bill.

Jerry's been going to a different sort of gym in Niskayuna.

Lorre recapped a Slow Living summit she attended in Vermont.

Greg K shared some thoughts on garnishes and inspiration.

Steve N. listed some food/restaurant annoyances.

J+R told the tale of two local ramen bowls.

Silvia dropped in on the Cheese Traveler Friday night cookout.

Otis recapped an oyster tasting at Fin.

Daniel sampled some locally-produced food products.

One of Steve's readers asked about finding good hash browns.

Amy on soccer: "It feels like living. It feels as though nothing is happening when in fact everything is."

And Carl highlighted Troy's clairvoyant physician.

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