What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: setbacks, the need to be heard, PR, maps, a blue ribbon, Lake Placid, All Things Oz, a relay, a beautiful mushroom, Travers, restaurant tipping, back to the kitchen, a culinary competition, Minissale's, and a goodbye.

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Katie on reflected on being overwhelmed by seeing people we care about experience setbacks -- some small, others much larger.

A rant left in her voicemail prompted Amy to think about the need to be heard.

The Friends of Albany History recalled Albany's first PR agency.

Carl mapped a past of maps.

Chuck won a blue ribbon at the State Fair.

Jon visited Lake Placid.

Julie checked out the All Things Oz Museum in Chittenango.

Chris ran the Ragnar Trail New England relay.

Jackie observed a beautiful mushroom.

Ashley got a different view of Travers Day.

Silvia added two cents about restaurant tipping and the difference between wages for front of the house and back of the house.

Dominic is looking to get back into the restaurant kitchen.

Daniel recapped the culinary competition from the Enchanted City festival. See also the thoughts from Melinda and Otis, who served as judges.

Rochelle stopped into Minissale's for dinner before its restaurant closed.

Zena lunched on chicken parm at Bellini's.

One of Steve's readers asked about finding nut-free restaurants and bakeries.

And condolences to Randal and his family -- Frida will be missed.

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