What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the weight of history, Saratoga Battlefield, hauntings, Sturgeondom, Appleton, Watervliet streets, Connecticut, folk school, the Adirondacks, New Hampshire, food memories, and a the full-size candy bar precedent.

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Amy on a trip to Ghana and a tour of the "slave castles" there: "I felt indescribable grief. Plain, immense, baffled, pressing sorrow. And I thought: I wish all Americans could stand here. Reading about history is one thing. Feeling the weight of its crimes in the place they were committed is a revelation of staggering impact."

Jackie walked the Saratoga Battlefield.

The Friends o New York History shared a few stories of hauntings.

Carl looked into Albany as "Sturgeondom."

Paula traced the history of William Appleton, who once owned 4 Central Ave.

Christopher noted a bunch of Watervliet street name changes over its history.

Julie's been pointing out a bunch of spots to visit in Connecticut.

Chuck took a class at the Adirondack Folk School.

Silvia detailed how to spend 24 hours in the Adirondacks.

Jona went hiking in New Hampshire.

Dominic recalled some significant food memories.

Daniel shared many local food moments from the last month.

Jon witnessed some kids hatch a not-so-great Halloween plan.

And Rob wondered about a full candy bar precedent he had set.

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