What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 17 2021

So this “interviewing the bloggers” feature that’s now part of my Saturday recap has been going quite well, if I’m being totally honest. I’m having a great time interviewing my fellow bloggers on the blogroll, and some of them have even acknowledged the interviews on their own personal blogs (thanks, Roger Green and Liette Hebert).…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 10, 2021

Hi everybody. It is time once again for another Saturday recap of the great blogs, photos and podcasts on my personal blogroll. And today’s interview features the wonderful and fun blogger Liette Hebert, she of the Oui-Liette blog. Here’s an interview with her, that I know you’ll enjoy. And now, let’s get to the recap,…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 3 2021

Good morning and welcome to the Saturday recap, where I step aside and showcase some great blogs and podcasts and photos from my personal blogroll, and when I can, I also interview and showcase one of the blogroll residents. This week, it’s Jerry Papandrea, also known as DerryX, where I introduce you to his YouTube…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, March 27, 2021

Good morning blog readers, and welcome to another Saturday morning recap of the great writers and photographers that populate my personal blogroll. And let me introduce you to this week’s featured blogger, good friend and all-around nice guy Roger Green, he of the “Ramblin’ with Roger” daily blog. Great interview. You will enjoy. And now…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, March 20, 2021

Good morning everyone. And welcome to another edition of my Saturday blogroll recap, where I step aisde and showcase the writings and photographs from my fellow bloggers and photographers. And as I’ve been thankful to do for the past few weeks, I’m bringing you an interview with one of those bloggers, please enjoy this conversation…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, March 6, 2021

So every Saturday, I step aside and showcase the blogs and writings and photos of these great people on my personal blogroll. I’ve done this at least once a week on my blog, and have done so for many years. Today, I decided to add something new. Instead of only posting a link to these…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 27 2021

Good morning, my dedicated blog readers. It’s Saturday, and you know what that means. Once a week, I share the blog posts and photos and podcasts of the people on my personal blogroll. Some of them were fellow bloggers from my days with the Times Union; others I’ve met through various social events; some blogs…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 20, 2021

Before I do this week’s recap of the great blogs on my personal blogroll, there’s a very important and grim personal anniversary today. 51 years ago this very day, my baby brother Allen was involved in a horrific car accident. He was in a car with my other siblings (I was in first grade at…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 13 2021

Before I get started with today’s blog post, i want to share a nice piece of news. The Jericho Drive-In has opened their Twist Ice Cream Shoppe for the 2021 season, and IMHO, they serve the best home-made ice cream (and Dole whip) in the Capital Region. Oh, and check out their website. You might…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 6 2021

And like that … it’s over. The Times Union finally pulled their plug on the community blog portal. Those that were still left when the blog finally ended said their goodbyes and directed people to other portals from WordPress and Medium and Wix and a few other locales. I’ll update my blogroll as necessary. I…

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