Martene’s mind was on magic. Stacey was thinking about hope. Sally stayed busy with athletics. All three young women were in the pages of the Schenectady Gazette in February 1969 — along with other young people of achievement.
Stacey Dunn, second from left, smiles as the American Cancer Society’s “Miss Hope.” Also on the Hope team are, from left, Gary Cosman, Arthur T. Laurence, Louise Woodruff and Loretta Amiccuci.
Magician Martene Martin practices the mystic arts at her Colonie home in February 1969. Martin was one of the few female magicians working in the area at the time.
Magician Martene Martin unwraps a boney friend at her Colonie residence in February 1969.
The Schenectady Optimists Club honors several high school students in February 1969. Seated from left are Wendy Diotte; Lawrence Daly, the Optimists’ vice president; and Gary Morey. Standing from left are society president David R. Drumm, Charles Kenney, Dororthy Brown, Richard Porter, Lynn Robinson and John DeLong.
Sally Griffin of Niskayuna spent the winter and spring of 1969 teaching physical education at the Schenectady YMCA. Griffin was a student at Northeastern University in Boston at the time.
Five members of Boy Scout Troop 45, sponsored by the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, show off Eagle badges at the church in February 1969. From left are W. Curtis Nieckarz, Scoutmaster James Cunningham, Paul Goody, Bradley Stanton II, Douglas A. Pollock and William A. Fronk.