What's up in The Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the ESP fireworks, the things Americans share, a Families Belong Together rally, immigration, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the musical Koninsky Family, delivering newspapers, orchid hunting, farm stands, corned beef, Thai food, and congrats.

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Chuck posted some great photos of this year's Empire State Plaza fireworks.

For Independence Day, Amy reflected on some of the things Americans share.

Barbara shared an account of the Families Belong Together march and rally in Saratoga Springs.

Roger thought about immigration and what the country is becoming.

The Friends of Albany History detailed some of the stories of the thousands of people from Albany who fought at Gettysburg.

Paula told the story of an Albany man who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and may (or may not) have been the drummer for Lafayette.

Carl charted the story of Troy's musical Koninsky Family, including Jerome Hartman (who was Sadie Koninsky).

Paul recalled a few things he learned while delivering newspapers in the neighborhoods off New Scotland Ave as a kid.

Jackie went orchid hunting.

Daniel made a few stops at farm stands around Colonie.

One of Steve's readers asked about finding the best corned beef sandwich -- and brisket -- in the area.

Katie lunched at Jasmine Thai in Schenectady.

And congrats to Jen!

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