Capital Region

Capital Region Scrapbook: Local photos from Schenectady and elsewhere, today from 1949 to 1996

Dan Czech trims an evergreen at the Amsterdam Riverfront Center's "Festival of Trees" in 1996.
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Dan Czech trims an evergreen at the Amsterdam Riverfront Center's "Festival of Trees" in 1996.

Today’s Capital Region Scrapbook has a little bit of everything, a potpourri of photographs following a holiday weekend. Gazette file photos by Sid Brown, Ed Schultz and Marc Schultz.

Eight photos.

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Women prepare a holiday dinner at Schenectady’s Carver Community Center in 1982.

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Members of the Mont Pleasant Boys Club knew winter snow was coming in November 1984. Guys were offering free snow shoveling for seniors living in the Mont Pleasant area. From left are Michael Howland Jr., club Director Susan Lipton, Melissa Howland and Kevin Chapman Jr.

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Dan Czech trims an evergreen at the Amsterdam Riverfront Center’s “Festival of Trees” in 1996.

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Fifth-graders at Schenectady’s Elmer Avenue School interview visiting actors John Andrew White and Brenda Maxwell discuss props and costumes for “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” which toured city elementary school during the fall of 1984. White and Maxwell performed with Auburn Civic Theater.

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Members of Northeast Savings’ bloodmobile planning committee stand on the Proctors stage to prepare for a 1984 Red Cross blood appeal. Standing from left are coordinator Michael Johnson; Tom Leung of Lum Fung’s restaurant, which was donating egg rolls and fortune cookies for the donors; Marcia Gordon, recruiter for Northeast; Jackie Mosher, executive assistant for Proctors; and city Councilman Albert Jurczynski, a recruiter for Benche.

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Lou Klender, right, opened his Shell service station at 1013 State St. in Schenectady during the fall of 1962. Robert Hussey stands in the background, ready to fill cars with “Super Shell” gasoline.

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Bill Sherman’s dog day afternoons in 1949 included checking mail boxes with his tag-along pal Blondie.

 

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