What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: A festival of fungus, Thomas Elkins, William Seward, the Court of Appeals, churches, the Albany mayoral election, answers, trust, sharing food, Saratoga restaurants, French food, beer, and the magic pocket gene.

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Jackie encountered a festival of fungus at Orra Phelps Nature Preserve.

The Friends of Albany History highlighted the story of Thomas Elkins, Albany's Renaissance man.

Paula recalled the time William Seward visited the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Carl testified to the history of the Court of Appeals building in Albany.

Christopher put together a short history of German Lutheran churches in Albany.

Silvia shared some thoughts about the Albany mayoral election -- and its many signs.

Chuck found an answer at Computer Answers in Albany.

Anna on learning to trust others.

Otis on sharing food that's special to you and expanding the culinary horizons of the "privileged but sheltered person."

Steve got a look at the new spots Farmers Hardware and Sinclair Saratoga.

Ashley recommended the charcuterie at Hamlet and Ghost.

Emily is a fan of Chez Nous in Schenectady.

Daniel considered the price-to-value ratio of beer.

And Amy on inheriting the magic pocket gene from her father.

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