What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Comet's path, the American chestnut, the history of Tulip Festival, the epitaph that could have been, the Blue Factory, racing around a lake, Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Cabaret, a culinary mashup, cookouts, Queens Day, selling a restaurant, and the grasshopper's view.

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Jon reflected on the path of a Comet through his family's life.

Mr. Dave is hoping to make America great again -- with a tree.

The Friends of Albany History shared the backstory on the Tulip Festival.

Paula shared the story of the man buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, whose mother wanted his epitaph to be: "Murdered by Twelve Men/If Only The Jury Had Known."

Carl traced the history of Blue Factory Road.

Jen ran a relay race around Seneca Lake.

Jackie hunted for wildflowers along the Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail.

Anna caught Cabaret at Proctors.

Daniel speculated on an upstate culinary mashup.

Melinda stopped in at one of the Cheese Traveler Friday night cookouts.

Otis attended Queens Day at the state Capitol.

Silvia reflected on the mixed emotions of selling her restaurants.

And Chuck got a grasshopper's view of the tulips.

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