What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: stretching the umbilical cord, the busking incident, Albany from above, the Longhouse Revival, the Thousand Islands, hiking, wildflowers, the Hudson Valley Winfest, and the good things.

Neighborhood in-post ad APL 2015

Amy on parenting: "If you do your job right as a parent, they leave you. What a plain and unavoidable paradox that is, and how important."

Chuck was sympathetic to the police officer in the Albany busking incident.

Carl examined some historical aerial photos of Albany.

Lorre's mind was expanded at the Longhouse Revival.

Julie explored the Thousand Islands.

Jen recapped a bunch of hikes from this summer.

Jackie floated freely among the wildflowers on the upper Hudson.

Chris ran the SEFCU 5k.

Otis checked out the Hudson Valley Winefest.

The Fuj ventured to Connecticut to check out a brewery.

And Daniel on not taking for granted the things that are good here.


Dear Albany friends,

I need your help! I was asked to be a model for "Rock Your Style," a fashion show fundraiser for Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, and after hearing about what this incredible nonprofit does, I set a personal fundraising goal of $1,000, which will allow 10 weeks of the program "Dancing With Our Elders" - a weekly dance instruction and movement class for senior citizens. In 2014, this class flashed-mobbed the Trinity Alliance Gala with a performance of "The Wobble."

I am hoping you will make a donation, of any amount, to my campaign, so I can achieve this goal! You can make your tax deductible donation online, using a credit card of your choice, at: https://fundraiser.processdonation.org/Fundraiser/donate.aspx?fid=35I5CH9G65.

Trinity Alliance is a local human services non-profit organization who’s mission is to empower people for a brighter future by providing services to the community that supports and promotes healthy families, adults and children. This is an organization that is dedicated to improving the neighborhood as a setting for family life, contributing to health and well-being, and promoting education and employment as a means of self-development. You can find out more at www.TrinityAllianceAlbany.org.

I thank you for your help, and look forward to strutting my stuff on the runway! Don’t worry...I’ll post lots of photos for the world to see!

Jolevette Mitchell
"Rock Your Style" Model, 2015
Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region

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