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Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
Every Dec. 7, military veterans remember lives lost when Imperial Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.
 
Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Frank Sinatra used to sing about sand and sea — sea and sand — and the warm bright sun up there above.
 
Alplaus time capsule captures slice of ‘great community’
GLENVILLE

Alplaus time capsule captures slice of ‘great community’

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
In 2065, the residents of Alplaus will get to take a step back in time.
 
Rotterdam to hold Pearl Harbor ceremony
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam to hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
The town of Rotterdam will hold a ceremony on the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
 
Holiday events scheduled at Mohawk Valley historic sites, museums
MOHAWK VALLEY

Holiday events scheduled at Mohawk Valley historic sites, museums

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium member sites will sponsor “Heritage Holidays In The Mohawk Valley,” with the numerous programs and activities.
 
1800s House Speaker headstone restored in Ballston Spa
BALLSTON SPA

1800s House Speaker headstone restored in Ballston Spa

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
As historical figures go, none buried in the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery is more important than John W. Taylor.
 
Thanksgiving in ’90, ’95 featured exercise, service, food, triplets

Thanksgiving in ’90, ’95 featured exercise, service, food, triplets

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
In 1995, Martha Simone and nine of her friends decided to step into Thanksgiving. They spent part of their morning in Martha’s “step and sculpt” aerobics class at the YWCA. Other people celebrated Thanksgiving in different ways in 1990 and 1995.
 
Documentary celebrates Italians of Albany’s South End

Documentary celebrates Italians of Albany’s South End

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
Maria Gutta Franke remembers growing up in Albany’s South End. “We were poor, but my father never owed a bill in his life,” Franke says to the camera. “We lived very well.”
 
In 1949, GE president celebrates half century with the company

In 1949, GE president celebrates half century with the company

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Charles E. Wilson had a busy 1949.
 
RPI mission: Getting Edison out of the dark
TROY

RPI mission: Getting Edison out of the dark

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are designing lighting plans to illuminate two bronze statues of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz, erected last May at the intersection of South Ferry Street and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady.
 
Scrapbook: Making pit stops in the '40s, '50s, '60s

Scrapbook: Making pit stops in the '40s, '50s, '60s

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Around the town — around the years. Today, Capital Region Scrapbook bounces around the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
 
Schenectady Union Station 2 on track for 2018
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Union Station 2 on track for 2018

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
When Train No. 74 bound for New York City pulled out of Schenectady’s Union Station on Saturday, June 28, 1969, it was a sad day in the city’s long and rich railroad history.
 
Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.
 
Capital Region Scrapbook: (No) Clash of the titans

Capital Region Scrapbook: (No) Clash of the titans

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
They would have talked about the game for decades. Two undefeated Schenectady high school powerhouses would meet for their annual Election Day rumble in 1954.
 
Scrapbook: Preschoolers dressed adorably for Halloween ’95

Scrapbook: Preschoolers dressed adorably for Halloween ’95

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Capital Region Scrapbook is so cute today, it’s scary.
 
 

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