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Photo archive for February 8, 2008

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--Union's Jimmy Fraser and Harvard's Jason Walters grimace and strain as Fraser tries to advance the puck Friday in ECAC hockey action at the Messa Rink. View photo

Mark Blair of Schenectady, left, gets tangles up with Sean Hartnett of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Friday. View photo

Steve Gibbs of Clifton Park, fills his flex fuel-powered vehicle with E85 at Campus Mobil on Western Avenue Friday. View photo

Geri Maresca of Niskayuna, center, tries on a dress to wear for her daughter's wedding this falls in The Paris Shop in Amsterdam Friday. View photo

J.M. Jewelers owner and gemologist Sheryll Graubart-Hoffman examines an 18K gold jewelry piece with diamonds in her Rotterdam store on Friday afternoon. The soaring cost of gold is making silver jewelry an attractive alternative. View photo

--SALT FOR THE STRETCH--Using a salt spreader on Friday, Al McKenney of the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs works to clear the sidewalks of ice outside the museum. View photo

Suzanne Lyall--disappeared 1998. photo supplied by family. View photo

It was a torturous 350-mile drive across the 90-mile width of Japan for the Flyer, shown here on one of the Asian nation's narrow streets. Occasionally the car was carried around corners, or lowered and raised by ropes on daunting grades. View photo

They're off! The cars line up at New York's Times Square on Feb. 12, with a crowd of 250,000 looking on. The next day, five of the six competitors would pass through Albany and Schenectady. View photo

The racers battled winter for much of the early race. Here, they encounter deep snow on the way to Chicago. Drifts had earlier wreaked havoc as they headed west out of Schenectady. View photo

A close look at the Thomas Flyer, a 1907 model made in Buffalo by the E.R. Thomas Motor Co. View photo

A band played and the entire town greeted the Thomas Flyer in Valdez, Alaska. Because of heavy snows in Alaska, the Flyer was ordered back to Seattle. The American car and others from France, Germany and Italy were racing from New York to Paris. View photo

Good sportsmanship is exhibited as the Thomas Flyer pulls the half-buried German Protos from mud in Siberia, where it had rained 17 days in a 20-day stretch. View photo

A bedroom at the Way home displays handmade doors with wrought-iron strap hinges crafted by Greg. View photo

The Way home features a custom-made staircase of ash built by neighbor Owen Germain. View photo

A woodstove attached to a stone fireplace in a corner of Snowy Winters Farm helps to keep the home warm. View photo

Greg and Sallie Way stand on the stairway of their open loft farmhouse in the Town of Galway. View photo

Sallie and Greg Way built their new Snowy Winters farmhouse a few hundred yards up the hillside from the ruins of their fire-ravaged home in the town of Galway. View photo

Zelindo “Ziggy” Viscusi cuts the hair of George Montone of Rotterdam at Renato's Barbershop in Rotterdam last week. View photo

Mikey Dames, Motor Equipment Operator for the City of Schenectady, fills up tree services truck with diesel at the Foster Ave. public works facility on Friday afternoon. View photo

Emmanuel Nelson an eighth-grader at Mont Pleasant Middle School, tries to figure out if the "slime" he just made is classified as a solid or a liquid in science class on Friday. Jessica Meliosky, his teacher, is at right. View photo

Joseph and Marguerite Petrosky 50th Wedding Anniversary View photo

Michael John Hartkern Elizabeth Anne Dickerson View photo

Steven Garbellano Francesca Salvo View photo

Webster-Martin View photo

Tracy-Harper View photo

Dalrymple-Thompson View photo

Aldershoff-Newell View photo

Rockwell-O’Neil View photo

Working on a Saturday night in his Artworx Fine Art Gallery on Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs, Thomas Alexander makes some adjustments to an exhibit area. View photo

The Thomas Flyer was among six cars taking part in a New York to Paris race in 1908. Day 2 brought the competitors through Albany and Schenectady. View photo

The Schenectady High School Madrigal singers perform at Schenectady City Hall, part of Art Night festivities last month. View photo

Vinnie Fazio, a junior at Schenectady High School performs, with his bandmates at the Boburka Gallery on Jay Street in Schenectady during Art Night last month. View photo

Tribal textiles, including wall hangings, tote bags and aprons, are on display at the Artworx Fine Art Gallery on Saratoga Spring’s Beekman Street Arts District. View photo

Warmly lighted galleries welcome visitors to the Beekman Street Arts District during last month’s First Saturday Art Night on Saturday in Saratoga Springs. View photo

A sculpture called "Star Fish" captivates visitors at 70 Beekman Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs. View photo

Ellen Bradley of Saratoga Springs examines artwork on display her her father, Jerry Bradley, at the 70 Beekman Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs View photo

Susan Savage, Chairperson of the Schenectady County Legislature talks to a reporter after the State of the State Address in Albany Wednesday, January 5, 2005. View photo

The masterful Rory Block brings her brand of the blues to the Eighth Step at Proctors GE Theater on Saturday night. View photo


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