What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the middle school lunch room, winning photos, beautiful views, the Santanoni Preserve, a milkweed murder mystery, paperwork, Track season, farmers' market skepticism, unusual soft serve, charred pizza, the Tour de Italian Deli, a very old computer, and learning to stop over planning.

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Amy considered Donald Trump in the context of a middle school lunchroom.

Chuck shared results from the Altamont Fair's photography competition. And Rob mentioned how Chuck prompted him to submit a winning entry.

Jen took in some beautiful views while hiking Mount Colden.

Jona explored the Santanoni Preserve in Newcomb.

Not local, but worth a look: Julie shared photos from a recent trip to Yosemite.

Jackie investigated a milkweed murder mystery.

Silvia mentioned the mountain of paperwork she's facing in taking over the Wine Bar on Lark -- and the help she's getting from friends.

Dominic is in the thick of Saratoga track season.

Steve N. staked out a farmers' market-skeptical position.

J+R appreciated the soft serve at The Grocery in Troy.

Rochelle enjoyed the "lovely charred bits" on a pizza from Bacchus.

Zena walked through a week of using up her CSA share.

Steve recapped some Grill Games.

Daniel laid out the itinerary for the Tour de Italian Deli.

Carl recalled that time the Dudley Observatory in Albany bought a computer -- in 1856.

Randal shared some tweets that weren't.

Paula spotted a hawk perched in downtown Albany.

And Stephanie reflected on trying to find a happy medium between being spontaneous and over-planning.

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