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Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate AOA's 9th birthday last Friday at Cornerstone at the Plaza. It was great to see so many people and catch up, or to meet for the first time.

There are many, many photos from the party below. All of them are by Timothy Raab.

And thanks to everyone who helped pull together such a fun party:
+ Chef Matt Joyce and the crew at Cornerstone and Mazzone Hospitality
+ Crisan, for making desserts and a cake shaped like The Egg
+ DJ Trumastr
+ Alex Waters, who created an ESP-inspired painting during the party.
+ Mitchell Biernacki from Daydream Hunter Creations, who made an ESP bowling set for us

Thank you again for all the birthday wishes, whether you were there celebrating with us in person or in spirit.

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AOA9 birthday drawing: Honest Weight, City Beer Hall, Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show, CDTA Navigator

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

It's AOA's birthday week -- and you get the presents!

We're not sure if today's basket of prizes has a theme, but it's a good collection!

Honest Weight
A $100 gift card for Honest Weight Food Co-op.

City Beer Hall
A $50 gift certificate for City Beer Hall.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show
A four-pack of tickets for the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series at Capital Rep May 27, with headliner Dave Hill. (Tickets are $15 each ahead.)

CDTA Navigator card
And, as with every AOA birthday drawing this week, the prize pack also includes a CDTA Navigator card pre-filled with $20.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

Spring is here. So, what would you like to see grow in the Capital Region?

You can interpret this however you like. Maybe it's a literal plant. Maybe it's a movement. Maybe it's a building. Maybe it's a belief.

We'll draw one winner at random. That person gets the whole basket of prizes.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 2 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Friday and must respond by 5 pm the following Monday.

AOA9 birthday drawing: Drink Schenectady, Proctors, SLOC, MopCo, Perecca's, Villa Italia

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed! Thank you, Bullwinkle!

It's AOA's birthday week -- and you get the presents!

Today's prize basket is focused on Schenectady...

Drink Schenectady
A pair of tickets for Drink Schenectady April 15 at the Schenectady Armory. (Tickets are $40 each.)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Proctors
A four-pack of tickets to see the stage musical version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Proctors May 16.

SLOC Musical Theater
A pair of season passes for the 2017-2018 season at SLOC (West Side Story, Jesus Christ, Superstar, Curtains, Sister Act).

MopCo
Five pairs of tickets for events at MopCo.

Perecca's
A $25 gift certificate for Perecca's.

Villa Italia
A $20 Villa Italia gift certificate.

CDTA Navigator card
And, as with every AOA birthday drawing this week, the prize pack also includes a CDTA Navigator card pre-filled with $20.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

If you created a stage show about something in the Capital Region, what would be the title?

It could be a dramatic play, a musical comedy, a one-person show, whatever. Be creative and have fun with it.

We'll draw one winner at random. That person gets the whole basket of prizes.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 3 pm on Thursday, April 6, 2017 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 6 pm on Thursday and must respond by 6 pm on Friday.

AOA9 birthday drawing: New World, The Spectrum, Albany Civic, Nine Pin, Albany Institute, Crisan

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Drawing's closed!

It's AOA's birthday week -- and you get the presents!

Today's prize basket has an Albany theme...

New World Bistro Bar
A $50 gift certification for New World Bistro Bar in Albany.

The Spectrum
A pack of four movies passes for Spectrum 8 Theatres, along with two popcorn coupons.

Albany Civic Theater
A pair of season tickets for Albany Civic Theater's 2017/18 season.

Nine Pin
Two gift certificates good for a 9-cider tasting flights at Nine Pin's tasting room in Albany. (Each gift certification is valued at $30.)

Albany Institute / Crisan
A family membership to the Albany Institute ($85 value) and a $25 gift for Crisan Café inside the museum.

CDTA Navigator card
And, as with every AOA birthday drawing this week, the prize pack also includes a CDTA Navigator card pre-filled with $20.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

The city of Albany has a bunch of different neighborhoods. So, which one is your favorite? Why?

Could be your neighborhood, could be one where you work, could be one you visit. And it could could be your favorite for any one (or more) of many reasons -- location, architecture, history, sense of community, whatever.

We'll draw one winner at random. That person gets the whole basket of prizes.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 1 pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Wednesday and must respond by 5 pm on Thursday.

AOA9 birthday drawing: The Hill at Muza, Troy Music Hall, Bilinski's

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

It's AOA's birthday week -- and you get the presents!

In today's prize basket...

The Hill at Muza
The Hill at Muza in Troy is celebrating Dyngus Day April 17. So this prize includes:
+ A Dyngus Day jacket -- a red "Enjoy Troyski" track jacket with white stripes
+ A private tasting of The Hill's spring wine menu plus food tastings with its wine director. (Can be used anytime with reservation made ahead.)
+ $100 in "Hill Tickets" (a gift certificate that can be used anytime)

Troy Music Hall
+ Two tickets to see Citizen Cope at Troy Music Hall April 21. (Tickets are $36 and $46.)

Bilinksi's
A bunch of products from Cohoes-based Bilinski's:
+ Bilinski's All Natural Spinach & Garlic Chicken Sausage - 2 packages
+ Bilinski's All Natural Mild Italian Chicken Sausage - 2 packages
+ Bilinski's All Natural Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Chicken Sausage - 1 package
+ Bilinski's All Natural Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausage - 1 package
+ Bilinski's Carrot Quinoa Ginger Chicken Sausage- 1 package
+ Bilinski's Apricot Chickpea Chicken Sausage - 1 packages

CDTA Navigator card
And, as with every AOA birthday drawing this week, the prize pack also includes a CDTA Navigator card pre-filled with $20.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

If you could make up any Capital Region holiday, what would it be?

It could be the Feast of John Boyd Thacher. It could be Mini Hot Dog Day. It could be whatever. You can interpret this pretty much however you want. Be creative.

We'll draw one winner at random. That person gets the whole basket of prizes.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 1 pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Tuesday and must respond by 5 pm on Wednesday.

Citizen Cope photo: Danny Clinch + Michael Sterling Eaton

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