Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival put 21 acts on two stages Saturday and Sunday, both perfect weather days, with free cookies. Crowds seemed smaller than usual, but typically mellow and friendly: a happy human rainbow that works every time.
Amsterdam observed its 150th birthday with a 10-division parade and other celebrations in July 1954. The sesquicentennial was a joyous and raucous event that took place at the beginning of the end of the city’s years as a carpet-manufacturing center.
Several weeks ago, 70 young anglers and their parents braved a rainy Sunday morning to participate in Ryan’s Farmers Market Kids 18th Annual Fishing Contest for the benefit of Make-A-Wish kids in our area.
Jacob Snell was a large man. Snell also loomed large in politics in Montgomery County and New York state in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When he died, newspapers called him “one of the best known Republicans in the state.”