25 Recent Gazette Photo Galleries
On Monday evening, August 31st 2015, in Fonda, preparation for the annual 173rd Fonda Fair for opening day.
As a teenager, Rit Pidgeon always looked forward to Election Day. He was sort of a red state guy — and always rooted against the blue state. As quarterback for Mont Pleasant High School’s Red Raiders, Pidgeon loved the annual Election Day rumble against Linton High’s Blue Devils. “The night before, we had a big bonfire,” said Pidgeon, who graduated in the class of 1965. “We always had a stuffed Blue Devil football player we burned up.” There will be no fires next month, when Mont Pleasant’s classes of 1965 and 1966 gather for 50- and 49-year reunions. But there will be stories, hugs and handshakes: The laughs will start Friday, Sept. 25, with an informal gathering at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. The main event takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, with dinner and music at the Rotterdam Elks Club.
On Monday early afternoon, August 31st 2015, at the Saratoga Race Course fans had the opportunity to be photographed with the Travers official trophy, the Man O' War Cup, with Jerry Crawford, founder and president of Donegal Racing, ownership of Keen Ice. A $5 donation as asked to benefit the Capital District YMCA.
From Travers Stakes to Fantacon to Shalom Festival, the Capital Region made the most of the last August weekend. A sampling, through the eyes of our photographers.
American Pharoah departs Saratoga.
Images from a late evening hike up Vroman's Nose in the Schoharie County town of Fulton on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.
The Saratoga Chabad annual Shalom Festival.
The 36th annual Fantacon fantasy marketplace.
The day after Travers, Sunday morning August 30th, 2015, at the Saratoga Race Course backstretch Keen Ice and Trainer Bob Baffert.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's win streak ends in front of a sell out crowd during Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
Scenes and fans on Travers Stakes Day at Saratoga Race Course, Aug. 29, 2015.
Saturday morning in Saratoga Springs, August 29th, 2015, at the Saratoga Race Course for the day of The Travers people stake out their perfect picnic table in the backyard.
On Friday evening, in Saratoga Springs, August 28th 2015, Chris Brown performer at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, SPAC.
Thousands packed the grandstand to watch American Pharoah's morning workout at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Saratoga Race Course.
After Triple Crown winner American Pharoah schooled in the paddock before this weekend's Travers, 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, a Saratoga breed, also visited the paddock at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
Hey Violet and 5 Seconds of Summer perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
Whether downtown or at the track, cigar smoking is a popular pastime in Saratoga Springs.
American Pharoah arrives on "Air Horse One" at Albany International Airport in Colonie on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 ahead of the Travers Stakes this Saturday at Saratoga Racecourse.
As Terranova Stables in the Saratoga Race Course backstretch awaits American Pharoah, the triple crown winner arriving by plane on Wednesday, NYRA held the post position drawing for the 146th running of the Travers Stakes race this weekend.
NY Bicycle Co. the different bike shop
Union College Garnet Commons dorms
On Sunday afternoon, August 23rd, 2015, in Clifton Park, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library held the Tales for Tails children reading program with therapy dogs, which is held monthly by appointment. Golden retriever Augie, 9 years-old, with Donna Parker of Clifton Park, worked with students throughout the day to help them improve reading out loud and with an audience, giving them confidence.
On Sunday morning, August 23rd, 2015, in Saratoga Springs at the Saratoga Spa Park held a Gong Bath, a fundraiser for Coesa Holistic Wellness Center, outside the Roosevelt II Bathhouse. Gong Lab performed a sound and vibration meditation for guests to experience.
"Kenneth's Army", community members that came together to raise awareness and money after the murder of Kenneth White in Berne last year, held a memorial service at his grave site at Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont on Saturday, August 22, 2015 to celebrate what would have been Kenneth's sixth birthday.
Photos show Joan and Harry Thornhill of Glenville, two retired teachers, assisting with a new school in Ghana and their volunteering efforts through the years. (Photos provided)