What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: love, parenthood, pregnancy, the Hidden City garden tour, maidenhair spleenwort, the Fishkill Ridge, paddling, icons, a ghost sign, 19th century roller skating, Crave, Sunhee's, toppings, fancy food, and McLobster.

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The birth of a niece prompted Amy to reflect on love and its embodiment.

On his daughter's 12th birthday Jon recalled two recent moments centered on her in which he was overcome with emotion.

Christine on the second trimester of pregnancy and the promise that it'll feel great: " I did start eating more than just cereal and went for a few more walks than usual. I also didn't throw up once this trimester, so yeah ok I was basically a glowing goddess."

The Bee Balm Gal shared pics from the Hidden City House and Garden tour in Albany.

A digest of Jackie's nature finds during the week: lilies, bear oak, maidenhair spleenwort, small floating bladderwort, lichen.

Julie hiked the Fishkill Ridge near Beacon.

Jen went canoeing in the Adirondacks.

Bob and the Bee Balm Gal viewed some new icons at a church in Albany.

Chuck checked out a ghost sign in Albany's South End.

Carl recalled the roller skating rinks of 19th century Albany.

Silvia had a "fantastic" burger at Crave.

R tried some of the items at Sunhee's.

Jerry looked to the toppings at Ayelada.

Otis attended the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC with representatives from Putnam Market.

And Steve N. tried the McDonald's lobster roll.


While reading Julie's story, I began planning in my mind a trip to Fishkill Ridge... then I read about the giant spider and 4 foot long snake...

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