Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Schenectadians have always taken a keen interest in the story of Charles Proteus Steinmetz, and with the release of an hour-long documentary on the General Electric scientist earlier this month, his fame may once again spread throughout New York and the country.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Brownies were all beauties in 1966. Girls from Troop 286, sponsored by the Pashley Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, presented their interpretation of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Glenville school on May 9, 1966.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Capital Region Scrapbook opens its vault of "long-lost" photos for today’s page. Two of Schenectady’s famous downtown hotels — the Edison and the Vendome — are back for encores. So are people in restaurants and places on Union and State streets.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
For nearly 100 years, the Best House at 1568 Clauverwie St. in Middleburgh provided village residents with an abundance of tender loving care. Now, the 130-year-old structure needs a little love in return.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Books, awards, spaghetti and model houses were all part of Capital Region life in April 1987.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Capital Region Scrapbook loves holidays. Some of our favorite spring pictures feature young people on the lookout for hidden Easter eggs — and in churches for Easter prayers and hymns.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
After the county went more than a year without a historian, the Schenectady County Legislature has appointed Ed Reilly to the post that it’s required by law to keep filled.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Elizabeth Rudolph was in Colonial costume and character for April 1990. Beer fans visited the annual Capital District Beer Can and Breweriana Extravaganza at Schenectady’s IUE Hall. Auto fans checked out fast cars — including the Batmobile
Sunday, April 6, 2014
A tennis court, a sunken rose garden and a beautiful view of the Mohawk Valley are just some of the things that made Stephen Sanford’s home on Forge Street in Amsterdam a wonderful place to behold. Then, there’s the house itself.
Monday, March 31, 2014
The brave and bold have always tested the Tenandeho. Every spring, canoeists and kayakers paddle the waters of Mechanicville’s famous creek.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
What was Benjamin Beacraft thinking? After terrorizing his neighbors throughout the American Revolution, Beacraft figured that once the war was over he’d return to his home in the Schoharie Valley and resume life as if nothing had happened.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Northville’s tourist industry has long been fueled by the waters of the Great Sacandaga Lake and chimney swifts. Now, village officials are hoping to attract history buffs.
Monday, March 24, 2014
As March gave way to April in 1994, Jerry Jennings was enjoying his time as Albany's new mayor, people were finding things to do outside but Shenendehowa students were contemplating what life might have been like on Antarctica.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Toasts and tunes are always part of St. Patrick’s Day. There were plenty of both around the Capital Region in 1998 and 1999.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Doctor Who, the old television time lord himself, would have been impressed with Edwin Raynor, Jackie Kruk and other tech-minded teens in March 1984.