Our Capital Region Scrapbook for May 6, 2019. Photos from 1970 by Sid Brown and Ed Schultz/Gazette Photographers.
Members of Local 301 IUE donated $2,122.55 to five area children's projects during the spring of 1970. In the front, left to right, are Carver Community Center kids Ben Beekie, Anthony Bonacquisto and Thomas Parish. Standing, left to right, are Hugh Thurek of the Girls Club; Nelson Griffin III, camp program director at the Carver Community Center; Angelo Durante, president of Local 301; Andrew Sturdy, youth director of the YMCA; Anthony Tranelli, member of the Clover Patch board of directors; Joseph Mangino, Local 301's business agent; and Arthur Bianchi, vice president of the Boys' Club. Each group received $424.
New officers of the Schenectady Lions Club were inducted during an installation dinner at the Vikings restaurant in June 1970. From left are Robert Schuhl, first vice president; Arthur Martini, president; Ross Werder, third vice president; Thomas O. Seeley, second vice president; and Edward VanDenburgh, district governor elect and installation officer. VanDenburgh was a member of the Niskayuna Lions Club.
Members of the Schenectady Jaycees promoted their second "News Day" sale in front of the Schenectady Gazette during the spring of 1970. Preparing to sell newspapers at the main gate of the General Electric Co., local shopping centers and downtown are, from left, Gerald Gortner, president; Mark Snyder, president-elect; and James Baker, co-chairman. Funds raised were used to support several local programs.
Members of the Scotia and Schenectady Rotary Clubs team up for a relief drive designed to help people of Peru - who were in need after an earthquake hit the country in June 1970. Packing boxes are, from left, Dave Montana and Frank Walsh of the Scotia club; and Walter Durniak and Joseph Hathaway of the Schenectady Rotary.
Sister Mary Edward, art coordinator at St. Helen's School, presents certificates to first-prize winners in the school's spring 1970 art fair. From left are fourth-grader Robert Moore; second-grader Joan Lommel; third-grader Robert Forth; and kindergarten student Susan Bill.
Donna Westfall's kindergarten class at Rotterdam's Herman L. Bradt school celebrated spring 1970 with a Hawaiian "luau."
From left are Kathleen Clements, Susan Knightes, Daniel Clark, Patrick Slater, Nancy hogan and David Dickey.