The Sierra Club Hudson Mohawk Group presents two topics for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
First, author Darryl McGrath will explore her book “Flight Path,” the story behind New York state’s legendary efforts to restore the peregrine falcon and bald eagle populations back from the brink of being wiped out.
Following the talk, from 8 to 8:30 p.m., will be a discussion about the proposed expansion of the Town of Colonie Landfill.
Capital District Genealogical Society
Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m.: Land records in New York state and their use in genealogy will be presented by Jim Folts, head of research services at the New York State Archives.
Remember the days of the ice box? Electricity, pollution and the cost of labor have changed all this.
The ice trade, also known as the frozen water trade, was a 19th-century industry, centering on the east coast of the United States, involving the large-scale harvesting, transport and sale of natural ice for domestic consumption and commercial purposes.
At the next Historical Society of the Town of Colonie program on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m., Tom Ragosta will give a brief history of this industry on the Hudson River with a PowerPoint presentation on the process of harvesting, storing and delivery of ice. Tools of the trade will also be on display.
— Joe Nash