Jonathan Davis landed a role in “Pippin” during the fall of 1983. The young actor managed to snag a role for a friend, too. Quackers the duck played himself in director Joe Fava’s play for the Schenectady Light Opera Company. Firefighters, book lovers, party people, activists, singers and pumpkin shoppers also were Gazette photo subjects in September 1983. Rotterdam District 2 firefighters planned a fundraising drive while Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library scheduled a fall book sale. A ham supper, bake sale, flea market and arts and crafts were all part of West Glenville Village Community Day, which was held Oct. 1. Folks who were against nuclear arms rallied at Schenectady’s Nuclear Freeze Walkathon, another event that took place Oct. 1. Jonathan Edwards and Nicolette Larson, part of the touring production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at Proctors in Schenectady, did a little publicity for the show. They filled up a car gas tank at Ladd’s service station on Erie Boulevard.