Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
The first days of a new year are often times when groups and societies install and introduce new personnel. Capital Region Scrapbook this week visits January 1969 for those type of events.
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
“U.S. Presidents: From Awesome to Awful,” his latest book from Three Lakes Publishing, co-authored by Siena College colleague Tom Kelly, is another indication of how Doug Lonnstrom looks at much of the world through the prism of history.
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
The Daily Gazette’s time machine is humming and throwing sparks for 2013 today. And a New Year’s custom continues, with encores of favorite photos published in this year’s collection of Capital Region Scrapbook.
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
Over the past dozen or so years, Capital Region Scrapbook has printed bunches of photos with Christmas themes. Here, we’re running some of our favorites from past holiday seasons.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
A monument honoring Tuscarora Indians for saving American lives in western New York during the War of 1812 is being unveiled on the 200th anniversary of the tribe's heroics.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
For Jane Uttberg, memories of the Alplaus United Methodist Church will always include food and festivities.
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
In December of 1969, at Schenectady’s Fulton School put on “The Silver Nutcracker” and the Octavo Singers prepared for their first performance of "Messiah."
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
Many young people were thinking about elves in December 1968. At Mont Pleasant High School, other young people were thinking about leprechauns as they performed “Finian’s Rainbow” during the holiday month. But St. Patrick’s Day was still three months away, and most people were thinking about Christmas and Hanukkah.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
When visitors walk into the front of Grooms Tavern, they see it is set up as a general store the way the interior would have looked in the second half of the 19th century. The place is very much a throwback to that earlier time.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
The corner at South Church and State streets in downtown Schenectady has seen a lot of change in the past two decades, and Steve Sargent has been around for all of it.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Overgrown walking paths used by Vale Cemetery’s visitors during the 1800s will be restored thanks to a $8,100 grant awarded to the cemetery Tuesday by the Preservation League of New York State.
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Thanksgiving boosters, teen musicians, a freckled girl and holdovers from Halloween made news in November of 1963 and 1966.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
Irwin Splittberger can’t get around the Glenville Hills like he used to, but he still has his memories.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Three weeks after “12 Years a Slave” landed in Capital Region theaters, the movie about Solomon Northup is winning high praise from local scholars, historians and others deeply connected with his story.
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
They stood silently at bus stops; they cried openly in the streets. They said prayers inside local houses of worship and listened as church bells rang late into the afternoon. America's president, John F. Kennedy, had just been assassinated. Three days later, government agencies and many businesses were closed and houses of worship held memorial services on the day JFK was buried.