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Capital Region Scrapbook: Sledding, shopping decades ago

Capital Region Scrapbook: Sledding, shopping decades ago

Santa, sledding, snow and shopping are among December’s diversions.

Younger generations learning lessons of Pearl Harbor

CAPITAL REGION

Younger generations learning lessons of Pearl Harbor

“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by air and naval forces by the Empire of Japan.”

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Every Dec. 7, military veterans remember lives lost when Imperial Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Frank Sinatra used to sing about sand and sea — sea and sand — and the warm bright sun up there above.

Alplaus time capsule captures slice of ‘great community’

GLENVILLE

Alplaus time capsule captures slice of ‘great community’

In 2065, the residents of Alplaus will get to take a step back in time.

Rotterdam to hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam to hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

The town of Rotterdam will hold a ceremony on the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

Holiday events scheduled at Mohawk Valley historic sites, museums

MOHAWK VALLEY

Holiday events scheduled at Mohawk Valley historic sites, museums

Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium member sites will sponsor “Heritage Holidays In The Mohawk Valley,” with the numerous programs and activities.

1800s House Speaker headstone restored in Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA

1800s House Speaker headstone restored in Ballston Spa

As historical figures go, none buried in the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery is more important than John W. Taylor.

Thanksgiving in ’90, ’95 featured exercise, service, food, triplets

Thanksgiving in ’90, ’95 featured exercise, service, food, triplets

In 1995, Martha Simone and nine of her friends decided to step into Thanksgiving. They spent part of their morning in Martha’s “step and sculpt” aerobics class at the YWCA. Other people celebrated Thanksgiving in different ways in 1990 and 1995.

Documentary celebrates Italians of Albany’s South End

Documentary celebrates Italians of Albany’s South End

Maria Gutta Franke remembers growing up in Albany’s South End. “We were poor, but my father never owed a bill in his life,” Franke says to the camera. “We lived very well.”

In 1949, GE president celebrates half century with the company

In 1949, GE president celebrates half century with the company

Charles E. Wilson had a busy 1949.

RPI mission: Getting Edison out of the dark

TROY

RPI mission: Getting Edison out of the dark

Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are designing lighting plans to illuminate two bronze statues of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz, erected last May at the intersection of South Ferry Street and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady.

Scrapbook: Making pit stops in the '40s, '50s, '60s

Scrapbook: Making pit stops in the '40s, '50s, '60s

Around the town — around the years. Today, Capital Region Scrapbook bounces around the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

Schenectady Union Station 2 on track for 2018

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Union Station 2 on track for 2018

When Train No. 74 bound for New York City pulled out of Schenectady’s Union Station on Saturday, June 28, 1969, it was a sad day in the city’s long and rich railroad history.

Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.

Capital Region Scrapbook: (No) Clash of the titans

Capital Region Scrapbook: (No) Clash of the titans

They would have talked about the game for decades. Two undefeated Schenectady high school powerhouses would meet for their annual Election Day rumble in 1954.

Scrapbook: Preschoolers dressed adorably for Halloween ’95

Scrapbook: Preschoolers dressed adorably for Halloween ’95

Capital Region Scrapbook is so cute today, it’s scary.

Family, ALCO museum spar over model tank

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Family, ALCO museum spar over model tank

A model of a tank designed and manufactured at ALCO in Schenectady is the center of a dispute over where it should be best displayed.

Scrapbook: Wallace’s among big department store draws downtown

Downtown Schenectady had plenty of choices for shopping during the 1950s and ’60s. Wallace’s was among the department stores that received visitors every day. People shopped for baseballs, beach balls, ties, table cloths, blankets, blouses and doll houses. And hundreds of other items.

SCHOHARIE

Village of Schoharie gets $10,000 for historic survey

The village of Schoharie on Friday received $10,000 for a survey of historic structures, the first step toward the creation of a National Register Historic District in the village.

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