The Eagles were big on stage during the 1970s. Another aerie was big at Mohonasen High School. But these guys didn’t sing.Five members of Boy Scout Troop 52 received Scouting’s highest honor in January 1978. Scots were also in the news 35 years ago this month. Capital Region residents with family ties to Scotland celebrated the 219th birthday of poet Robert Burns. Pipes were heard and Gaelic toasts were given at the Valhalla Country Club in Rexford — now the Mohawk River Country Club. Schenectady police were also in a giving mood in early 1978. Police transferred record books that dated from the 1870s to 1951 to the city’s history center.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 52 show off their Eagle badges during a ceremony at Mohonasen High School in January 1978. From left are Scoutmaster Arthur Denton and Scouts Andrew O’Neil, Lou Chow, Dean Chow, David Smith and David Helmin.
Scottish music and smiles are in style in 1978. From left, drum major Iain Maclean, piper James Walsh and Tilda Haughey (left to right) prepare for the Robert Burns dinner dance on Jan. 21.
City and county historian Larry Hart, right, looks up a police complaint from 1873 in January 1978. Old police record books were moved to the city history center in City Hall that month. From left are Police Justice G. Douglas Griset, Police Chief Joseph A. Peters Jr. and City Manager Wayne V. Chapman.
Young men and women from Mont Pleasant High School’s Class of 1958 plan their 20th anniversary reunion in January 1978. Standing, from left, are Ron Masi, Gabe Renzi and Dolly DiBlassio Servidone. Seated, from left, are Pat Mashuta and Karen French Aspromonte.
Kids in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at St. Paul the Apostle school in Schenectady tune up for their musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” From left are Dan McDonald, literature teacher Frank Marcellino, Michael Leo, Michael Stenard and pianist Antoinette Pino. The show was seen and heard on Jan. 18.