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Scrapbook: Kids, adults enjoyed summer pursuits in '95

Scrapbook: Kids, adults enjoyed summer pursuits in '95

Monday, June 29, 2015
Warm July weather in 1995 convinced youngsters to roll, splash and fly during days of endless leisure.
 
Cafe NOLA marks fifth year on historic Union Street
SCHENECTADY

Cafe NOLA marks fifth year on historic Union Street

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The 600 block of Union Street includes Cafe NOLA and three other restaurants, the Manhattan Exchange (607 Union), Marotta’s (611) and Bier Abbey (613).
 
Scrapbook: Imperial Cloak reopens in ’48 after a major renovation

Scrapbook: Imperial Cloak reopens in ’48 after a major renovation

Monday, June 22, 2015
Abe Cohen stood on State Street during the spring of 1948 and looked at his big clothing store. “Times certainly change,” he said, as the new Imperial Cloak Co. prepared for new customers. Cohen had just invested $100,000 to renovate his business, located on State Street at Broadway in Schenectady.
 
ALBANY

New York State Museum announces exhibit renovations

Monday, June 15, 2015

The New York State Museum announced plans Monday for a large scale, four-year renovation project that calls for 35,000 square feet of new exhibit space.
 
Scrapbook: Photos showcase schools’ Class of '51

Scrapbook: Photos showcase schools’ Class of '51

Monday, June 15, 2015
Graduation photos always meant graduation publicity in the Schenectady Gazette. During the 1940s and ’50s, mid-June editions of the newspaper included dozens of group shots that showed teenagers moving up in the world.
 
Pair of former Schenectady schools nominated for historic registries
SCHENECTADY

Pair of former Schenectady schools nominated for historic registries

Friday, June 12, 2015
Two buildings in Schenectady that have been the subject of plans for a low-income housing project have been listed among 26 sites recommended by the state Board for Historic Preservation to be added to the state and national registers of historic places.
 
Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.
 
Scrapbook: Car sales pitches of '60s and '70s much like today's

Scrapbook: Car sales pitches of '60s and '70s much like today's

Monday, June 8, 2015
If Schenectady residents wanted to see Ford’s better ideas in automobiles during the 1960s, they visited Webster Motors at 1044-46 State St.
 
D-Day: Push to defeat Nazis began 71 years ago
CAPITAL REGION

D-Day: Push to defeat Nazis began 71 years ago

Friday, June 5, 2015
According to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, 150,000 Allied troops landed 71 years ago today along a 50-mile stretch of fortified French coastline to combat forces from Nazi Germany.
 
With Medal of Honor, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin
ALBANY

With Medal of Honor, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blood after all.
 
Albany native, WWI hero finally receives Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Albany native, WWI hero finally receives Medal of Honor

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Declaring it’s never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts nearly 100 years ago went unrecognized in an age of discrimination.
 
Scrapbook: Manny and Marilyn Aragosa, a (60-year) love story

Scrapbook: Manny and Marilyn Aragosa, a (60-year) love story

Monday, June 1, 2015
Marilyn and Manny Aragosa, longtime fixtures at Marty’s True Value Paint and Hardware store on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady, look back at their wedding 60 years ago.
 
Restoration project puts ‘Spirit’ back in Saratoga monument
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Restoration project puts ‘Spirit’ back in Saratoga monument

Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Spirit of Life became one of the city’s most recognized symbols, but in recent decades, its age was showing, its limestone chipped and its shrubs and trees becoming overgrown. That's changing, however.
 
Documents of Quaker merchant hanged in 1778 up for auction
ALBANY

Documents of Quaker merchant hanged in 1778 up for auction

Thursday, May 28, 2015
In November 1778, wealthy Pennsylvania businessman John Roberts III and a fellow Quaker were convicted of treason against the American cause and hanged from a gallows in Philadelphia, despite calls for a pardon from prominent citizens, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence.
 
Scrapbook: A look back at Memorial Day 1975

Scrapbook: A look back at Memorial Day 1975

Monday, May 25, 2015
People remember George Gunn today — Memorial Day — just like they remembered him 40 years ago.
 
 

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