1987 holiday happenings
December means sights and sounds for the holiday season.
In 1987, kids were singing and playing at Christmas parties and preparing for Hanukkah. Smaller children were getting used to yule stockings and Santa Claus.
Posted on December 6, 2010.
Old St. Nick — who believers knew was related to Detective Sgt. Nick Macherone of the Glenville Police Department — meets 9-month-old Joe Batzinger. With Santa are Karl Batzinger, a sergeant with the Glenville P.D. in 1987, and Mike Paradore of the town’s Shop Rite supermarket, co-sponsor of the event with the PBA.
Tiffany Marie Desmoreau, Christy Bornt and Katie Otero of the Desmoreau Art of Music Workshop sing Christmas carols at a Christmas party at Amsterdam City Hall.
Albany Hebrew Academy students Dena Tobolsky, left, and Sonya Smelyansky have their eyes on a menorah in December 1987. The girls, who had emigrated from Russia with their families, were spending their first holiday season in America.
A.J. Bodden, left, and his brother Joey keep home fires burning near their Horstman Drive home during the 1987 Christmas season. The flames lit up paper bags along the street.
Cindy Marie Birch snuggles in a warm Christmas stocking at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. Nurse Donna Tambasco holds the moppet, born Dec. 13. Mother Dawn Birch of Amsterdam offers a warm smile to complete the scene.
First lady Matilda Cuomo gives Janella Kennedy of Albany a hug during a Christmas party at the governor’s mansion on Dec. 15, 1987.
Diane Warner conducts the Schenectady County Community College Children’s Chorus during the group’s performance at Matilda Cuomo's holiday party in 1987.