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Taking a look back at Easter Masses — and some scrambling for eggs

Taking a look back at Easter Masses — and some scrambling for eggs

Monday, April 14, 2014
Capital Region Scrapbook loves holidays. Some of our favorite spring pictures feature young people on the lookout for hidden Easter eggs — and in churches for Easter prayers and hymns.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ed Reilly appointed Schenectady County historian

Saturday, April 12, 2014
After the county went more than a year without a historian, the Schenectady County Legislature has appointed Ed Reilly to the post that it’s required by law to keep filled.
 
April 1990 events included trip to 1700s and visit from Batmobile

April 1990 events included trip to 1700s and visit from Batmobile

Monday, April 7, 2014
Elizabeth Rudolph was in Colonial costume and character for April 1990. Beer fans visited the annual Capital District Beer Can and Breweriana Extravaganza at Schenectady’s IUE Hall. Auto fans checked out fast cars — including the Batmobile
 
Sanford Mansion and grounds offer a glimpse of Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Sanford Mansion and grounds offer a glimpse of Amsterdam

Sunday, April 6, 2014
A tennis court, a sunken rose garden and a beautiful view of the Mohawk Valley are just some of the things that made Stephen Sanford’s home on Forge Street in Amsterdam a wonderful place to behold. Then, there’s the house itself.
 
White Water Derby rowers brave Mechanicville’s chilly Tenandeho

White Water Derby rowers brave Mechanicville’s chilly Tenandeho

Monday, March 31, 2014
The brave and bold have always tested the Tenandeho. Every spring, canoeists and kayakers paddle the waters of Mechanicville’s famous creek.
 

After Revolution, this Tory was not welcomed home

Sunday, March 30, 2014
What was Benjamin Beacraft thinking? After terrorizing his neighbors throughout the American Revolution, Beacraft figured that once the war was over he’d return to his home in the Schoharie Valley and resume life as if nothing had happened.
 
Northville recommended for historic registers
NORTHVILLE

Northville recommended for historic registers

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Northville’s tourist industry has long been fueled by the waters of the Great Sacandaga Lake and chimney swifts. Now, village officials are hoping to attract history buffs.
 
Change of seasons in '94 brought a range of activities, events

Change of seasons in '94 brought a range of activities, events

Monday, March 24, 2014
As March gave way to April in 1994, Jerry Jennings was enjoying his time as Albany's new mayor, people were finding things to do outside but Shenendehowa students were contemplating what life might have been like on Antarctica.
 
Irish-Americans celebrate heritage at St. Patrick’s festivities of ’98, ’99

Irish-Americans celebrate heritage at St. Patrick’s festivities of ’98, ’99

Friday, March 14, 2014
Toasts and tunes are always part of St. Patrick’s Day. There were plenty of both around the Capital Region in 1998 and 1999.
 
Time travel: Doctor would have loved area goings-on in March '84

Time travel: Doctor would have loved area goings-on in March '84

Monday, March 10, 2014
Doctor Who, the old television time lord himself, would have been impressed with Edwin Raynor, Jackie Kruk and other tech-minded teens in March 1984.
 
History keeps getting buried in and around Lake George
LAKE GEORGE

History keeps getting buried in and around Lake George

Monday, March 3, 2014
The French and Indian War battle won here by green Colonial troops is just a footnote in most history books. But the way Randy Patten sees it, the New England farmers who fell during an ambush that opened the fighting didn’t need to be buried a second time, 250 years later.
 
In March '74, actor Brolin made house call to help open health spa

In March '74, actor Brolin made house call to help open health spa

Monday, March 3, 2014
The European Health Spa in Niskayuna opened in 1974 with actor James Brolin and Miss New York JoAnn Miller — but without Atlas, as they'd hoped.
 
Magician, nurse, optimists among Feb. ’69 newsmakers

Magician, nurse, optimists among Feb. ’69 newsmakers

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Martene Martin’s mind was on magic. Stacey Dunn was thinking about hope. Sally Griffin stayed busy with athletics. Those three young women were in the pages of the Schenectady Gazette in February 1969 along with some optimists and Scouts.
 
Historian to discuss 18th century culture as it pertained to everyday people in Colonial times

Historian to discuss 18th century culture as it pertained to everyday people in Colonial times

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Eighteenth century scholars can give us a pretty good idea what it was like having Sunday dinner with Sir William Johnson, Philip Schuyler or John Sanders. But what about average folk?
 

Schuyler Mansion to dramatize 1793 fire, slave hangings for arson

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
“The Accused: Slavery and the Albany Fire of 1793,” a theatrical look at the events following a blaze at Schuyler Mansion, will be staged at the Albany landmark on Saturday.
 
 

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