Sights and sounds from '87
Guy and girls were newspaper show-stoppers during the fall of 1987. Guy” was Investigator Guy Barbieri of the Schenectady Police Department, who retired on Oct. 30.
The girls were members of Mohonasen High School’s cheerleading team. The 12 sideline merrymakers had won the chance to compete in a national competition in Dallas during the Christmas holidays. There were other sights and sounds around that fall. Some of the sights came from Ballet Regent, where young ballet dancers were on their toes for “The Little Match Girl.” Dennis Madden had the sounds. The executive director of Proctor’s was presented with terrific new tech — a mobile telephone for his car — from the NYNEX Corp. Posted on November 8, 2010.
Mohonasen High School’s cheerleading team is all smiles in November 1987 after winning a bid to a national cheerleading competition in Dallas. Kneeling in front, from left, are Penny Bunn, Tina Samuelson, Missy Shambo, Barbara Masse, Sue Moore and Kelly Ransom. Standing in the back row are Kim SantaBarbara, Sue Lasher, Julie Johnson, Kristen Ferradino, Renne Pizzo and Tracey Carpenter.
Longtime Schenectady Police Department Detective Guy Barbieri takes a look at State Street with pal Harry Leva. Barbieri retired from the police force on Oct. 30, 1987. Leva was the proprietor of Baums News Room, across the street from the current state Department of Transportation building.
November means ballet companies prepare for holiday productions. In 1987, Ballet Regent and the Music Company Orchestra presented “The Little Match Girl” at Proctor’s Theatre. Chelsea Myers of Schenectady offers her matches for sale. Ready for chilling steps are Nancy Cole (far right) as the Icicle Queen and icicle dancers (from left) Hillary Snow, Jennifer Corcoran and Jennifer Grow.
Mims Bendell, left, bereavement services coordinator for Hospice, presents the 1987 Hospice Rozendaal Award to Phyllis Liu for her work with the dying and their families.
Dennis Madden, executive director of Proctor's Theatre in 1987, receives a mobile telephone for his car from Lee Sorba of the NYNEX Corp. The high-tech phone, which came with a radio-sized transmitter and roof antenna, allowed Madden to conduct theater business while on the road.