What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: fall wildflowers and intriguing fungi, an ultra marathon run/hike, a Field Notes dinner, the Fall Fermentation Festival, meeting for lunch, German potato salad, the Minor League Mecca, the old shoe company building, the Schuylers and Van Rensselaers, classes, still learning, and the "close door" button.

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Jackie took in the many beautiful fall wildflowers and intriguing fungi at the Woods Hollow Nature Preserve and Gray's Crossing on the Kayaderosseras Creek near Ballston Spa.

Jona ran the 30-mile Shawangunk Ridge Trail run/hike ultra marathon.

Daniel shared a bunch of dishes from a Field Notes dinner at Lansing Farm.

Matthew posted a bunch of photos from the Fall Fermentation Festival at Common Roots.

One of Steve's readers asked for suggestions about places to meet for lunch in the Hudson Valley between here and Connecticut.

Christopher shared his "locally famous" German potato salad recipe.

Chuck attended the premiere of The Minor League Mecca, that new documentary about the old Albany Patroons and the heyday of the CBA.

Carl recalled the old Dayton Ball shoe company, the building for which still stands in downtown Albany.

The Friends of Albany History told the story of a hurricane that flooded parts of downtown Albany.

The Schuyler Mansion detailed the many links between the Schuyler and Van Rensselaer families.

One of Kristi's readers asked about finding free or low-cost classes for adults.

Silvia shared some things she's still learning.

And Rob got the truth about the "close door" button.

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