The Express Newspaper – July 11, 2019

The Express Newspaper – July 12, 2018

The Express Newspaper – May 18, 2017

The History of Amann’s Cigar Store – by P. Loatman

A few years ago, movie critics were raving about the originality of a Harvey Keitel film that  captured a “slice of life” by viewing a 24-hour day through the eyes of a Brooklyn cigar store proprietor.  “Artistes” and big-city sophisticates admired its cleverness, but the film lacked the verisimilitude of River City’s old cigar store-AMANN’S-which had a sixty year run on Park Ave. on the site of present-day Stewart’s. A picture in “The Express” showing the century-old store being bulldozed reminded me of this recently. The caption accompanying the photo correctly noted that “a cigar store” was the object of demolition, and readers were asked if they knew anything about the place.

Then entire article is in the Feb. 19 issue.

Free Summer Meals at Park Ave. Playground

MECHANICVILLE JULY 7- Thirty children arrived at the Park Avenue Playground for free summer lunch. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through August 15 children 18 and under will receive a free lunch by simply showing up at the playground. This program is administered by the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center through funding by the United Way.

Congressman Paul Tonko was a special guest. He spent time with the MACSC staff and volunteers. Then he spent some time with the children on the swings and the playground merry go round.