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Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank
GLENVILLE

Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Ronnie Quinn is reupholstering the seats in a Korean War-era Army tank at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. “She wanted it all pink, but we said no,” joked fellow volunteer Tom Urquhart.
 
Stone walls uncovered at Lake George Colonial battleground
LAKE GEORGE

Stone walls uncovered at Lake George Colonial battleground

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago.
 
Scrapbook: Carnivals brought late summer fun in 1969

Scrapbook: Carnivals brought late summer fun in 1969

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Patty Valentino found a cool way to cool down during the late summer of 1969. She stood inside a large cardboard box and poked her head through a hole cut into one of the sides. Then she waited as kids in the Steinmetz Park neighborhood threw wet sponges at her.
 
Navy veteran from Clifton Park recalls joy of VJ Day
CLIFTON PARK

Navy veteran from Clifton Park recalls joy of VJ Day

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Clifton Park resident Daniel Riley remembers when the gunfire ceased and the news came that the last chapter of the war had finally come to a close, 70 years ago.
 
Couples gather in Times Square to re-enact kiss at war's end
NEW YORK

Couples gather in Times Square to re-enact kiss at war's end

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
With a countdown of "five, four, three, two, one, smooch," couples from across the world puckered up in Times Square on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the famous kiss celebrating the end of World War II.
 
Scrapbook: Amsterdam school's Class of '65 set for reunion

Scrapbook: Amsterdam school's Class of '65 set for reunion

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Joan Slavis Kolodziej of Amsterdam and Sharon Grayson Opiela of Scotia were part of a very friendly group -- the Class of '65 at Amsterdam's Wilbur H. Lynch High School. The class's 50-year reunion is set for Aug. 14-16.
 
Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in Lake George
LAKE GEORGE

Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in Lake George

Friday, July 31, 2015
An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.
 
Van Alen House in Kinderhook a nice summer day excursion
KINDERHOOK

Van Alen House in Kinderhook a nice summer day excursion

Friday, July 31, 2015
If you’re fascinated by the region’s rich Dutch history, consider spending a day this summer at the Van Alen House in Kinderhook.
 
Scrapbook: Camp Lovejoy was busy, happy place in '70

Scrapbook: Camp Lovejoy was busy, happy place in '70

Monday, July 27, 2015
Kids were swimming, building huts and exploring the woods at Altamont's Camp Lovejoy during the summer of 1970. Old Jesse Lovejoy would have been happy to meet Robert Peek and fellow nature lovers Alex Starson and Gerald Brooks.
 
Grant's Cottage marks president's death

Grant's Cottage marks president's death

Thursday, July 23, 2015
The 130th anniversary of the death of President Ulysses S. Grant will be marked at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grant’s Cottage on Mt. McGregor.
 
Scrapbook: Upsets, visit from basketball star at '70 track opener

Scrapbook: Upsets, visit from basketball star at '70 track opener

Monday, July 20, 2015
Future NBA star Bob Lanier was in the house, but nobody was thinking about hoops at Saratoga Race Course on opening day in 1970. The day featured an enthusiastic crowd and some nice upsets.
 
Blacksmith shows off skill he forged as a child
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Blacksmith shows off skill he forged as a child

Sunday, July 19, 2015
John Ackner, maintenance man for the Schenectady County Historical Society, has a passion for blacksmithing.
 
Professor will discuss slavery at annual Northup event
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Professor will discuss slavery at annual Northup event

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Cheryl LaRoche, an archeology and history professor at the University of Maryland, will be the keynote speaker at “A Celebration of Freedom,” the 17th annual Solomon Northup Day on Saturday from noon-4 p.m. at Skidmore College.
 
History comes to life in Colonial-era Johnstown home
JOHNSTOWN

History comes to life in Colonial-era Johnstown home

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Johnson Hall has been restored to the same condition it was in when the Johnsons were in residence.
 
Cool things and 1 hot topic in 1962

Cool things and 1 hot topic in 1962

Monday, July 6, 2015
Swimming pools were cool in 1962. So were baby raccoons. But sparklers? Not so much.
 
 

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