A quick recap of the week

week review 2017-09-10

Here are a few highlights from the past short week on AOA...

+ Jeff asked about where to donate gently-used toys.

+ Deanna stopped at Wren and Rail in New Scotland.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: political potatoes, Albany labor, old paint, rightside up, the Patroons, being a stronger person, a yurt, late-summer finds, dish ownership, working in a restaurant, the Tour de Donut, Lost & Found, mac 'n cheese, a tiny spice company, and congrats.

+ We got a look at the Albany and Anti-Suffrage exhibit at the Albany Institute.

+ Applications are now closed for this year's AOA Startup Grant! Look for crowd voting to start on Monday!

And interviews with the three Democrats running for mayor of Albany, which you can download, stream, or skim:

+ Carolyn McLaughlin

+ Frank Commisso Jr.

+ Kathy Sheehan

Here's the whole week in one place.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea this week!

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