Ballston Spa: Legacies Unlimited
The Way We Were,
The Way We Are,
The Way We Hope to Be

By Ann Hauprich, Antonio Bucca &
Maurice “Christopher” Morley

self portrait
Featuring special guest chapters by
John J. Cromie & Other Village Voices

2009 Limited Edition


Table of Contents:

History In The Making

How Book Came To Be
Meet our community-minded sponsors
A Village Tapestry

Special Dedications
Maurice “Christopher” Morley: Carving a legacy of caring
Meet the Queen who reigned supreme in 1957 & 2007
Lest We Forget: A salute to VFW Post 358 & other caring souls
Jody Wheeler: Portrait of an illustrator

Ballston Spa National Bank
A driving force since 1838
Cook’s 1839 Village Tour
Capuano’s Eve of 2009 Village Tour

Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic
Historic practice provides hometown care in state-of-the-art facility

Caliber Canines
Make no bones about it; backyard agility is doggone fun

Cunningham's Ice & Coin Laundry
The Iceman (Still) Cometh & Goeth in Ballston Spa

Our Towne Ballston Spa
Newest Kid on Publishing Block is Mover & Shaker in Volunteer Circles

Pompa Bros., Inc
Paving the Way for More Than 60 Years

The Perky Scoop About This Company's Deep Local Roots

Mayor John Romano
Village Fortunate He Bloomed Where Planted

Preserving the Past & Present for Future Generations
The Panoramic World of Antonio Bucca
The Last Dance at the Sans Souci
O'Brien's Share Prescription for Health & Happiness
Celebrating 106 Years of Memories with Martha DeCora Wait
King House Offered Regal Hospitality in Village's North End
Remembering The Milton Avenue Mansion
Hides-Franklin Spring Was National Treasure
History On Tap at National Bottle Museum (Web Site)
Steiner's Was Far More Than A Department Store
Ed Bogue: Even the Depression couldn’t keep him down
Marjorie Sack Hobday: How penicillin saved this artist’s life
Shoe repairman Frank Caputo was a gentle soul
Esther Armstrong Charon: Love lives on through journal entries
Carl Feathers: Memories of the Nifty Fifties & Groovy Sixties
Deirdre Sauter Garland: Still a hometown girl at heart
Hannah's floral business is blooming on Milton Avenue
Timothy Starr celebrates legacies of local inventors
Hollis Palmer: Murder He Wrote

Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives
Tobin Danison on a quest to clean up Mother Earth
Kirk Westbrook’s magnificent Brookside Restorations
Jerry Crouth takes listeners on a Sentimental Journey
Composer Cole Broderick’s jazzy notes on village
Chaplain Lena Romanov: From Russia With Love
Dentist Steve Esposito knows the drill when it comes to Service Above Self
Why Patty Rutland really takes the cake
Portrait of a friendship: Honorary Mayor Louie David, Officer Bob Bush
Rev. Christopher Mickel is amazingly gracious power of example
Lorraine of Rose Gables

Ballston Spa: An Architectural Treasury
Special Section by John J. Cromie

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