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Capital Region Scrapbook: Kids welcomed July '67 with trips, music, swimming and leisure

James Wheeler of  the YMCA’s Mont Pleasant branch in Schenectady holds a chart showing progress of 26 swimmers  participating in a 50-mile challenge at the pool. Standing near the pool ladder is Mrs. Michael Pecoraro. Boys in the middle row are Joseph Badalucco, left, and Kenneth Ille. Cheryl Martiniano and Mrs. William Kozak float in front.
James Wheeler of the YMCA’s Mont Pleasant branch in Schenectady holds a chart showing progress of 26 swimmers participating in a 50-mile challenge at the pool. Standing near the pool ladder is Mrs. Michael Pecoraro. Boys in the middle row are Joseph Badalucco, left, and Kenneth Ille. Cheryl Martiniano and Mrs. William Kozak float in front.
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Dwight Lindsey, John Hartley and Mark Swannie spent mornings delivering the Schenectady Gazette newspaper in 1967. The guys had to recruit subs for a week in July — they had won five-day vacations in northern Maine. The carriers earned time off by signing up the most subscribers during a spring competition. Their overall performance as deliverymen sent them packing. Lindsey, Hartley and Swannie, who lived in Elnora, Scotia and Rexford, respectively, were heading to Rainbow ...


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