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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: frustration and the unfortunately predictable cycle, Thacher Park, Will Hicok Low, the science fiction writer next door, Alander Mountain, the back corners of the Ecological Park, a very large backyard, the Sloppy David, Karavalli, Sichuan food, kitchen quotes, and pizza.

Schenectady Restaurant Week 2018 in-post ad

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The next Union College president is David Harris

Union College president David HarrisUnion College announced Tuesday that its next president will be David R. Harris, a 48-year-old sociologist who's currently the provost at Tufts. He'll succeed Stephen Ainlay, who's set to leave the post at the end of the current academic year after 12 years in the role.

Harris's CV includes undergrad and PhD at Northwestern, academic and administrative positions at Cornell, and time spent working for the US Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama admin. Press release blurbage:

In his time at Tufts, Harris has been a transformational leader with an impressive record of achievement. Shortly after joining the administration, he led a year-long effort to create Tufts' first-ever, university-wide strategic plan. From that plan emerged many new initiatives, including 1 + 4, a program to energize civic renewal by providing students an opportunity to engage in a year of international or national service before starting at Tufts. The strategic plan also led to the creation of Bridge Professorships, which span two or more schools to advance research and teaching on complex issues.
At Tufts, Harris also established the new position of chief diversity officer and associate provost, and he launched Bridging Differences, an initiative to empower the Tufts community to develop the skills necessary to engage in informed and civil discussion around some of today's most challenging topics.

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Another quiz show, another score for Albany's Amelia Hershberger

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Check it out: Albany resident Amelia Hershberger -- already a three-time Jeopardy champ -- won $30,000 on the episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire that aired Wednesday.

After working her way up the ladder of prize money she bowed out on a $50,000 question about the time of death John F. Kennedy announced on TV by Walter Cronkite. (It was 1 pm.) Her husband, Jason, joined her on stage as her +1 to talk over the question before she chose to take the money already accumulated.

You might remember Amelia from that four-episode run on Jeopardy in January 2016. She won $46,000 there -- and arm wrestled Alex Trebek. She's also very funny. We had a great time talking with her about the Jeopardy experience.

photo via Who Wants To Be a Millionaire Facebook

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Klondike ramp, local TV, kindness on Central Ave, Lenten charity, starting now, Guptill's, the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally, the winter treescape, the waiting area, family dinner, restaurant transitions, Trader Joe's, and public art.

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: different perspectives on Chowderfest, a January without wine, spa food, Super Bowl Sunday dining, architectural criticism of the ESP, the old Dudley Observatory sites, the business of 19th century churches, an old map, doctor's office waiting room etiquette, emergency departments, (not) rooting for your kid, budgeting, Trivia Bowl, February, and sparkly snow.

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Setting them up and knocking them down

Two things:

1. RPI student Lily Hevesh is a professional domino artist with 1.5 million Youtube subscribers. Her work has appeared in commercials and films. That video embedded above shows the crazy 30,000 domino setup she created to celebrate getting to 1 million subscribers.

2. She's helped start a domino toppling club at RPI.

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the grim past of Van Rensselaer Park, a tale of sickness, a labor strike, a home on Alexander Street, commercial considerations, too soon, the Boreas Ponds, the Spring Run Trail, the new Hannaford loyalty app thing, Rascal + Thorn, restaurant industry fake news, meat preservation, and travel.

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Albany Barn in post ad 2018

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An Inspector Calls, for a different sort of casting

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The cast of An Inspector Calls at Schenectady Civic Playhouse.

This weekend Schenectady Civic Playhouse is opening a production of An Inspector Calls. It's an English drama from 1945 that has a lot to say to US audiences in 2018, but this production will say it a bit differently.

The show, usually been produced with an all-white cast, has been cast entirely with actors of color.

It's an interesting move the director says amps up the message of the play -- and maybe in the process it will expand the way people think about casting roles here in the Capital Region.

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the size of life, close friendship, kids moving beyond their parents, William Kennedy, the destruction of Tweddle Hall, the public market, monumental heaps of jumbled ice, fat biking, the rare gift of a do-over, Pebbles Asian Fusion, Namu, highs and lows, and nature photos...

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In the year between women's marches, here's what people have been doing to change things

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It was almost exactly one year to the day between the big rally in Albany's West Capitol Park to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017 and this past weekend's Women's March, which again drew thousands of people. (It was one of many such events around the country.)

Protests can be important ways to focus attention. But change doesn't happen from protests alone. And because so many people are so keyed into what's going on politically in the country right now, we were curious about what they've been doing to change things on those other 364 days.

So we asked. Here are a bunch of the answers...

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Van Rensselaer Skating Park, the old burying grounds, killed by cars, walking in God's love, decreasing world suck, a vet bill, a new car, stats, sending food back, Slider Slam, wonton soup, excessive indulgence, and gorgeous ice..

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Midday music break: bell's roar

Check it out: bell's roar has a new album out today, We Carry Us. There's a track from it -- "Celebrate" -- embedded above.

As you might know, bell's roar is local producer/songwriter/vocalist/artist/activist Sean Desiree. In addition to making music, Sean also is the person behind South End Pallet Works, where they turn wood from leftover pallets into furniture.

And Sean is also the organizer of the Art Funds Art Tour, which aims to provide art grants to queer and trans artists of color.

Earlier:
+ Catching up with Sean Desiree of bell's roar and South End Pallet Works
+ South End Pallet Works

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the indelible legacy of Titus Eddy, the origin of Tulip Fest, the shared story of two families on Jay Street, the judge who died in the cemetery, the college wiped out by a landslide, urban renewal, daycare, winter hiking, frazil ice, heckling, manly men and their cats, shopping habits, Delaware Supply, Franklin Alley Social Club, Zaitoon Kitchen, and deep dreams.

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Polar Plunge, the cold, the ice, layering, things learned in 2017, budgeting, Santa's sleigh, Robert Burns, the Mohawk Overall Company, an unexpected connection, tipping, overused words, coffee, R&R, ramen, Utica greens, steak, green things, and marriage.

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Checking out the new Franklin Alley Social Club

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The Franklin Alley Social Club -- a new bar/shuffleboard/bocce ball/arcade spot under Takk House in Troy -- opened this past weekend.

Here's a look around and little bit about what's up...

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A look around Delaware Supply

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Some quick follow-up on Delaware Supply, the craft beer bar that's been in the works for the space next to The Spectrum that was previously a series of coffee shops.

It opened shortly before Christmas, and here are a handful of pics along with a few other bits...

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Things people made in 2017

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With 2017 about to end, we're talking with people about favorite/interesting things from the past year.

Today we talk with a few people about things they made in 2017.

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Interesting stories to cover in 2017

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With 2017 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year.

Next up: We asked a handful of local reporters about which stories were most interesting to cover this year...

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Favorite local foods 2017

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The tacos at a tiny spot in Albany got a mention. / photo: Deanna Fox

With 2017 about to end, we're talking with people about favorite/interesting things from the past year.

And, as is tradition, we asked a bunch of people around the online Neighborhood about their favorite local foods or drinks from the past year.

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Holiday gifts: Stephanie Snyder

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Llamas and unicorns and goats, oh my!

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities -- and wishes for the next year.

Today we meet Stephanie Snyder.

Stephanie was born and raised in West Virginia, and relocated to the Capital Region in 2011 when her husband, Todd, began teaching at Siena College. She's team UAlbany, and manages communications and marketing for the Alumni Association. She, Todd, and their 4 year-old son, Huntington Jay, live in South Colonie.

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Kate Welshofer is leaving for a job in Buffalo

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It's our understanding that Anchorcat Brian is excited about the moving boxes.

Updated Thursday at 3:20 pm.

Kate Welshofer announced on her Facebook page Thursday that she's leaving Spectrum News for a job in Buffalo with WGRZ. From her post (link added):

Plain and simple--my YouTube channel got me this job.
So, after 20 years in the business, I am being given the chance to be able do what I have always wanted to do on television on a consistent basis and that is: give people a reason to smile. ...
To anyone not sure if they should do something weird, do it. Not everybody's going to get it but, when you least expect it, somebody will....and it will change your life.

Her last night on Spectrum is Thursday.

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Kate recently teamed up with Greg Aidala for a series of super short comedy bits, called Credits...

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Holiday gifts: Imani McCalmon

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Spoons are important.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities -- and wishes for the next year.

Today's list comes from Imani McCalmon. Imani is an aspiring dancer and choreographer from Schenectady, who works helping people get fit as a gym instructor. She loves music, poetry, performing and spending time with her beautiful sisters.

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the story of the Playdium, a famous monument, local restaurant history, gravestones, bouncing and breaking, track meets, the Shawangunks, Hu's House, Berben & Wolff's, recovering a love of country, pizza touring, trends, and the sack.

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Holiday gifts: T'chaka Anghelos Sikelianos

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T'chaka wants an adventure.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities -- and wishes for the next year.

Today we hear from T'chaka Sikelianos.

T'chaka is a projectionist at the Spectrum He's a cinephile who lives in Albany's Ten Broeck Triangle where he intermittently plugs away at a graphic novel as well as film and music projects, and says he is "currently working on an all encompassing theory of everything but I still have at least a half century until that is fully fleshed out."

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Holiday gifts: Danika Atkins

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"It's entirely possible someone in my life will get an ornately-framed picture of Ronald Regan this year."

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities -- and wishes for the next year.

Next up, Danika Atkins.

Danika hails from Yonkers and has lived in the Capital Region for nearly 15 years. She works at Excelsior College and lives with two Charleses: her husband Chuck and her son Charlie.

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