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Capital Region Scrapbook: Fall, 1968

Plans for new library, car raffle and fancy footwork made news

Stockade "maids" help Schenectady businesses promote "downtown discovery days in early October 1968. From left are Heather Myer. Bridget Hense, Denise Glass and Mary Martin. Theodore Vinick, vice president of the Downtown Merchants Bureau, also helps spread the word.
Stockade "maids" help Schenectady businesses promote "downtown discovery days in early October 1968. From left are Heather Myer. Bridget Hense, Denise Glass and Mary Martin. Theodore Vinick, vice president of the Downtown Merchants Bureau, also helps spread the word.
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Punts, pirouettes, a Plymouth promotion and Polish pride were all on point in Schenectady in October 1968. Football season had arrived, and kids were punting, passing and kicking brown balls in Scotia. Dean Baker was tops among the 8-year-olds who suited up. Bobby Conover, at 13, led the older players. About 80 kids competed. Pirouettes and other fancy moves came from Joe Messier and his fellow fencers at the YMCA. Fencing, under the guidance of ...


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