Capital Region

Scrapbook 1966: Young people in action in Schenectady and at Glenville’s Woodlin Club

Page Schmitt, right, teaches ballet at Horace Mann School in June 1966. Young dancers are, from left to right in the front row, Lena Dukes, Linda Mastro and Colleen Parks. From left to right in the back row are Brenda Taylor, Margaret Clemovich and Desiree Mason.
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Page Schmitt, right, teaches ballet at Horace Mann School in June 1966. Young dancers are, from left to right in the front row, Lena Dukes, Linda Mastro and Colleen Parks. From left to right in the back row are Brenda Taylor, Margaret Clemovich and Desiree Mason.

Capital Region Scrapbook travels Route 66 today, with photos of young people in action in 1966 in Schenectady and at Glenville’s Woodlin Club.

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Gazette file photos by Sid Brown and Ed Schultz

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Participants in the Woodlin Club’s 1966 swimming class assemble for a safety drill — and a photograph — during the summer of ’66.

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Creative Mont Pleasant High School students released their literary magazine, “Ebenwyck,” in June 1966. From left are Jean Alexander, Principal Joseph Collins, Yvonne Pink, Faculty Advisor Sharilynn LaMay and Linda Hallak.

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High school girls affiliated with the Theta Sigma sorority prepare coin canisters for a fundraising drive benefiting Schenectady’s ARC in June 1966. Clockwise from left are Mary Lynn Merryweather, Sharon Raymond, Phyllis Schachter, drive Chairman Ward Wedlake, Sally Bowman, Pat Merryweather, Judy Pearson and Pam Gildea.

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Officers of Linton High School’s Joseph Pulitzer chapter of the Quill and Scroll Society, a national journalism organization, discuss future plans following an installation banquet at Hogan’s Towne House in June 1966. From left are Paul Santulli, vice president; Clarence Dufort, president; Dede Ciesinski, secretary-treasurer; and Sandy Gelber, past president.

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Kids at Schenectady’s Hamilton School prepared posters for their assembly, “The ABCs of Safety,” held in June 1966. From left to right in the front row are students Kathleen LaValley, Marlene Willett and George Munson. In the back row, also from left, are Paul Nowak, David Komorny and Sandy DeSantis.

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Members of the Woodlin Club’s water ballet team are all in — in the water, that is — during a 1966 training session.

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Page Schmitt, right, teaches ballet at Horace Mann School in June 1966. Young dancers are, from left to right in the front row, Lena Dukes, Linda Mastro and Colleen Parks. From left to right in the back row are Brenda Taylor, Margaret Clemovich and Desiree Mason.

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