The newest generation of Little Leaguers enjoyed the March 2012 Storytelling
Day which focused on Albany Little League.
|Gene Hellwig was an umpire for many years.
On Sunday, March 18, the Edith Stone Room at the Albany Community
Center was filled with laughter as memories of the Albany Little
League were shared by former coaches, League officials and even
|Board Member Marsha Skinner with Bill Lewis, former Little League Coach
Walt Corvello and Peter Schakow sharing Scouting memories.
Youth Group Story Telling
The Historical Society took over Albany City
Hall on Sunday July 31. The afternoon of stories and memories of past and present youth activities was extremely successful. Highlighted
were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts, Blue Birds, Camp Fire, Cub Scouts and Brownies. Everyone had a wonderful time
examining old scrapbooks and uniforms and chatting with friends.
Marge Keck remembering days of being a Girl
Learning from Albany's Past
The overcast sky and cooler temperatures did not dampen the spirits of Albany's
favorite story tellers in Memorial Park on Sunday, September 19, 2010. The audience of all ages was held spellbound
as long time residents spoke of the red train, the San Francisco Ferry, favorite restaurants and fond memories of attending
school in Albany. The common thread for all of the story tellers was the community spirit in Albany - people helping
each other through difficult times. Many folks mentioned they moved to Albany because the house prices were the lowest
in the area. Thank you to each of you for a great afternoon. Thanks also to Transition Albany for partnering with
us on this event.
View Becomes Albany Revisited
“Shall we, or shall we not, change the name of our fair
town”, is the question that was asked in Ocean View in late October 1909. The citizens voted on October 30th of that
year to change the name to Albany to avoid confusion with another California town which had earlier chosen the name of Ocean
View. The town trustees talked it over and Mayor Frank Roberts suggested the name of Albany after his birthplace of Albany
New York. This proposition was accepted by the voters and the change was filed by Alameda County in the ensuing few weeks.
The Albany Historical Society commemorated this event on October 25th, 2009. Included in the celebration was the
presentation to the City of Albany of a Historic Time Capsule to be opened in 2059 and Four Historic Site plaques.