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by Jeff Wilkin

Type A To Z

A Daily Gazette life blog
Features reporter Jeff Wilkin on pop culture

Knowles a natural for Schenectady rose bowl

For some people, the subject is wine. Their favorite vintage is always the one in their glass. For Lorraine Knowles, the subject is roses.

1930s lounge chair is ‘a real big return’ for Proctors

The story starts with Phil Rapp, who began working at Schenectady theaters during the late 1920s.

Luksa had front-row seat for D-Day invasion

Frank Luksa was there. He was on the rear of the Herndon’s deck during the early morning hours of June 6, 1944.

Sister Maria puts spirit (and food) into church Festa

Sister Maria Rosa knows the menu by heart.

Niskayuna man has come up with a glorious idea

Niskayuna's Bob Serotta has some new American flags that he will give away to those who want to replace their worn and tattered flags.

Niskayuna's John S. Edwards was a true patriot

A veteran of three wars, John S. Edwards died last month, but his story is one of true patriotism.

Mom’s touching memoriams keep daughter’s memory alive

I’ll always remember the photograph of Lindsay Gabrielle Plant.

Former Fresh Air kid uses Schenectady years to help NYC youth

Darryl Rattray fondly remembers his summers with the Bonitatibus family.

Scholarship winners have overcome adversity

Saratoga Springs High School seniors Colin Brady and Sarah Vanderwerker are the first winners of the Kelly's Angels scholarships.

Restaurateur Palmer and his boat helped form Water Ski Show Team

Rocky Palmer, 97, a longtime Schenectady County ski buff and restaurateur, recalls the start of the Mariaville Lake Ski Club, which evolved into a top show team.

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