Saturday, July 6, 2013
The Mabee Farm is a perfect spot to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1613 Two Row Wampum Treaty, an agreement encouraging the idea of friendship, peace and “living in parallel in perpetuity” between members of the Iroquois Confederacy and the Dutch living in upstate New York.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Red, white and blue will be in fashion on Thursday — this year’s chief summer holiday. In past years, Capital Region residents have worn and flown the colors during parades, picnics and pyrotechnic parties.
Monday, June 24, 2013
In 1992, teens from Mont Pleasant and Linton High School became members of special classes. The two schools were closing after commencement exercises.
Monday, June 17, 2013
On June 15, 1969, Gazette paperboys were treated to a game at Yankee Stadium. They saw Jim Bouton, former Yankee and soon-to-be-author of "Ball Four, pitch. And they saw hundreds of kids swarm the field on a second rain delay, which may have contributed to the game being shortened.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Donald Mason and his friends were ready to take on the world. They were young, good-looking teenagers at Draper High School in Rotterdam. They were ready for leadership, as they had just been selected to lead the student council during the 1969-1970 school year. Other members of the school set were large and in charge during June 1969.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Melo-Dears were in song, smile and swim in June 1968. Schenectady’s singing troupe was preparing for its annual Men’s Night Saturday. Some of the mellow women dressed in bathing styles from the early 1900s to promote an Edwardian number — “You Can Do a Lot of Things at the Seaside That You Can’t Do in Town.”
Saturday, June 1, 2013
In the last letter home to his wife in Schenectady, John E. Hart gave no indication of the tragedy that was to occur just a few days later.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Today, the 75th anniversary of the Saratoga Battlefield becoming part of the National Park Service, an unveiling of the “Sword Surrender” site near Schuylerville will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Steaks, sandwiches and salads were on the menu at Hildreth’s in Mechanicville on May 31, 1998.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Charcoal and fish teeth the Iroquois once used to make tattoos have given way to modern ink and needles, but many of today’s Native Americans have maintained historic cultural icons when it comes to body art.
In ’88, ’89, like other years, Memorial Day was a time for patriotism, reflection, gratitude (with photos)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Harold Burke held his trumpet, and his concentration. The young man from Boy Scout Troop 88 played patriotic notes during a Memorial Day service in Schenectady on May 29, 1989.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Schenectady’s long and varied house history will once again be prominently on display in 2013.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Most of Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy’s friends were all about going to Skidmore College and finding a husband. She had other plans. “I didn’t have any idea of what I wanted to do, but I knew I didn’t want to go to Skidmore and get my degree in ‘Mrs.,’ ” said Fitzroy, a Pittsfield, Mass., native and a mechanical engineer at General Electric Co. for 37 years from 1950-87. And she did get married, too.
Monday, May 13, 2013
May days in 1986 bustled in area schools, as students prepared for final exams and summer recess. Musicians from Mohonasen High School showed off new trophies — and young people from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Junior High School considered a journey . . . to the center of the mind. Other kids followed Steinmetz — their outstanding achievements earned them honors at the annual Charles P. Steinmetz Memorial Awards.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Maria Mokhiber and Heather Britt preferred petals and poses during the late 1980s. Both were chosen tulip queens for Albany’s annual Tulip Festival. Mokhiber wore crown and cape in 1988; Britt succeeded her in 1989.