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Tales from the Crossing

GLOVERSVILLE — The history of the Erie Canal at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site goes back more than a century and includes a sometimes dark and tragic history. The crossing has many tales to tell from its rich and long history. But on Wednesday, Schoharie Crossing Education ...

A little bit of paint does a building good

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Senior Center has been given a bit of a lift in the past few weeks thanks to the hard work of volunteers and some generous donations. The light yellow walls that formerly covered the center are now gone. In its place, vibrant colors of orange, olive, red and ...

Swell little boxes

WELLS — Set up around the town, a series of little boxes with intricate stained glass inserts are eye catching. Sitting in places where both locals and visitors stop by, they contain a wealth of literature inside for both young and old. Since early last year, the Virginia Hosely Free ...

Feathered friends

CAROGA —Diane and John Hime’s lives as animal caretakers began about a decade ago with a thud. One night while watching TV, the couple heard a loud thump against one of their windows. There outside was a barred owl who had not realized the barrier that stood between it and the Hime’s ...

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How to be prepared for an emergency situation

There are many things in life we can predict — the weather, sports outcomes or stock market trends. However, one thing we can’t predict is when an emergency will occur.  Therefore, we must educate and prepare ourselves for the unexpected. While preparing for an emergency or natural ...

Breakfast nook menu set for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — The following is for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St. Today: 50-55 Plus Club meeting and activities, 1 p.m.; Gloversville Regional Animal Shelter class, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Tuesday Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 ...

50 Plus Club has performance slated

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will have the “Beatles for another classic performance on the Ed Sullivan Show” at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments will be served. For more information about what is going on with ...

ADK Bridge Club winners for Sept. 10

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Sept. 10 at the at the Johnstown Public Library. The north-south winners were first place, Lois Widdemer and John Quinn; second place, Doris McIntosh and Debbie Brown; third place, Angie Parillo and John Chrisman. The ...

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Edward and Catherine Sturgess

Edward and Catherine Sturgess of Gloversville, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at the Johnstown Moose by renewing their vows with their grandchildren, family and friends. The couple married Nov. 7, 1992, at St. Anthony’s Church, Johnstown.

Sue and Tom Cichy

Sue and Tom Cichy of Mayfield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30 with friends and family. They were married on June 29, 1968, at St. Mary’s Church, Gloversville.

Golden anniversary

Jerry and Bonny Wildermuth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 28, at a suprise party in the cafeteria at the Northville Central School. The couple married Nov. 22, 1967 at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. They have five childen, 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

65th anniversary

Gordon and Sharon Cornell of Meadow Street, Broadalbin, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Gordon Cornell is the son of Lewis and Millicent Cornell and Sharon Cornell is the daughter of Herman and Iva Dennis. They were married on Nov. 14, 1952. They recently celebrated that ...

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Christopher Michael Kordyjak Jr.

Christopher Michael Kordyjak Jr. is the son of Brooke and Christopher Kordyjak Sr. of Perth. He was born Aug. 16, weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. The maternal grandparents are KellyJo and Timothy Frasier of Gloversville. The paternal grandparents are Lisa and Michael ...

90th Birthday

Audrey Fischer celebrated her 90th birthday this month. She was born June 15, 1928, and is a lifelong resident of Gloversville. She married Thomas Fischer in 1956, and had two children, Robert and Richard Fischer, both of Rochester, Monroe County. She has two grandchildren, Mitchell and Michael ...

Jace Daniel Whitehouse

Jace Daniel Whitehouse is the son of Brittany and Kyle Whitehouse of Anchorage, Alaska. He was born at 11:51 a.m. May 8, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. He has siblings who are Logan and Natalie Whitehouse. The maternal grandparents are Christopher Piehuta and the late ...

Four generations

Four generations of a family gathered for a photo: Arthur Weiderman, Christine Weiderman Brooker, Gail Brooker DeCicco and Ellie Rose DeCicco.

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Livermore— Winsman

Harold and Betty Winsman of Ephratah, announce the engagement of their son, Harold Winsman Jr., to Amy Livermore, the daughter of Floyd and Elfriede Livermore of Massapequa, Nassau County. Winsman is a graduate of Johnstown High School and Paul Smith’s College and a veteran of the U.S. ...

Frasier — Rowe

Timothy and Kelly-Jo Frasier of Gloversville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Frasier, to Derek Rowe, the son of Randy and Martha Rowe of Parish, Otsego County, and Laureen and Steven Teifke of Mexico, Otsego County. Frasier is a 2012 graduate of Mayfield High School and ...

Satterlee and Stewart

Chris and Sue Satterlee of Gloversville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tristen Satterlee, to Brody Stewart, the son of John and Sari Stewart of Gloversville. Satterlee is a graduate of Gloversville High School, received an A.A.S degree in Radiologic Technology at ...

Hillier and Bishop

Greg and Debbie Hillier of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Raelyn Hillier, to Matthew John Bishop, the son of Richard and Darlene Bishop of Hagerstown, Md. Hillier, a graduate of Johnstown High School, received a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York ...

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Padilla — Tyler

Alexandra Padilla, the daughter of Santos Padilla and Nancy Ramirez of Amsterdam, was united in marriage to Cody M. Tyler of Broadalbin, son of Mary E. Tyler of Broadalbin and the late John W. Tyler at 4 p.m. June 23. The ceremony took place at The Bridge Walk at Perthshire. Paul Giudilli ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dylan Allen

Bobbi-Jo Page, the daughter of Robert and Lisa Page of Speculator, was united in marriage to Dylan Allen, the son of Peter and Joy Allen of Northville. The ceremony took place on June 2, at the Sam Smead Memorial Park, Hadley, Saratoga County. Judge Joan Antonik officiated. The maid of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Harris

Lauren Brown, the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Brown of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Dustin Harris, the son of Ken and Melissa Harris of Muskegon, Mich. The ceremony took place on Sept. 16, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Mother Laurie Garramone officiated. The ...

Mr. and Mrs. Ford

Sandra Lucia Almeyda Zambrano, the daughter of Georget Almeyda of Lima, Peru and Elena A. Brown of Tucson, Ariz., was united in marriage to Scott Ford, the son of William Sr. and Deborah Ford of Johnstown. The ceremony took place March 3, in Lima. The guests attended from the town of Florida; ...

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Being Robert W. Chamber’s son wasn’t much fun

One would think being a wealthy author’s son would be nice, but for Robert Edward Stuart Chambers, life with or beyond father became pretty much a series of hard knocks. More approachable to Broadalbin citizens than his father who generally secluded himself, Robert Jr. at least tried to ...

A now-forgotten national event once produced huge parades

President Trump’s call for a Washington military parade is nothing compared with what happened all across America 94 years ago on Sept. 12, 1924. If you lived then, it was almost impossible in any city to avoid celebrating an event called National Defense Day, a demonstration of America’s ...

Declaring bankruptcy wasn’t easy

It’s never good being broke, and it’s worse if you have a wife and three children, as did early 19th century Johnstown resident Tunis Kershaw in 1828. Poor Tunis lived when bankruptcy was still a crime, punishable by imprisonment. Today we recognize that imprisoning debtors is ...

Where, or where is the Gloversville movie?

Recently at Gloversville’s downtown ‘Twilight Market’, local accountant and Gloversville history buff Tobin Cash stopped at the Fulton County Historical Society’s tent and asked if I had any idea of the whereabouts of what he called “The Movie of Gloversville,” an entirely local ...