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A joyous, full life

CAROGA —Kathryn Spira was happiest when sitting in the sunshine. Set up beachside on her property in Caroga Lake, she could enjoy the fresh air offered by the Adirondacks, and if the water temperature cooperated, head out into the waters. At night, she could look out the windows of the ...

Halloween covered dish dinner Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will have a Halloween covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring a larger sized “spooky” dish to share and own place setting. Those attending can come in costume. The center will ...

Secrets uncovered

GLOVERSVILLE — It will look like a typical teenager’s bedroom. A bed, desk, some laundry and various items any parent would see. But hidden about this room will be a number of items related to drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol and drug culture references. The room is part of HFM ...

A special place for women

JOHNSTOWN — For the past 110 years, the Willing Helpers’ Home, for Women Inc. has been focused on giving female senior citizens a safe place to call home in their golden years. The history of Willing Helpers’ goes back further than that however, according to Board of Managers President ...

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Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club met March 11 JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement March 11 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Carol Brookins and Sue Shaver; tied for second place, Sheila Sammons and John ...

ADK Bridge Club winners for Jan. 14

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Jan. 14 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were tied for first place, Poppy Kiernan and Mary Jane Fredericks with Anne Campos and Doris McIntosh; second place, Ann Masala ...

‘Price is Right’ at Shirley Luck center

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold a live version of the TV game show “The Price is Right” at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Come on down and play many of the show’s pricing games for some prizes and Plinko for some ...

Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 21

TRIBES HILL — The following are for the Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors. At both meetings: They began at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Barbara Lampkin, Sherry Meyers and Barbara Minch. Chaplain Barbara Furman opened the meeting with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. ...

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Robert and Julia Barclay

Robert and Julia Barclay of Mayfield, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. They couple married Aug. 9, 1958, at the Johnstown Reformed Church. They have a son; a daughter; three grandsons; a granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

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.

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Five generations

The five generations got together on Christmas. In the back standing left to right are Derek Vandenburg, grandfather, holding Konner Barber (7 months), Robert (Bim) Vandenburg, great-grandfather, Matthew Barber (2 years, 11 months), Tanya Barber, mother; in the front sitting is Freda ...

A gathering of five

The five generations in the back left to right are Aaron D. Jennings, grandfather; Anthony J. Tybor, father; Theodore J. Jennings Jr., great-grandfather; sitting in the front is Theodore J. Jennings Sr., great-great-grandfather, holding Hunter Thomas Whitman. All are Johnstown residents.

Amelia Mae Mabbett

Amelia Mae Mabbett is the daughter of Eliza Jane Darling and Alexander Mabbett of Benson. She was born Nov. 9, at Glens Falls Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. The maternal grandparents are the late Nancy Ann Buyce of Bleecker and the late Samuel Darling of ...

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Zelich & Briggs

Mitch and Sue Zelich of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Jo Zelich, to Dennis Edwin Briggs, the son of Yariaslavia “Sloka” Briggs of East Haven, Conn. Zelich is a graduate of Johnstown High School, and the State University of New York at Brockport, Monroe ...

Dumar & Trembley

Audra Trembley and David Dumar announce their engagement. Trembley is the daughter of Colleen and Patrick Emrick of Mayfield. She is a graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community College and is employed as a social welfare examiner with the Fulton County Department of Social Services. Dumar is ...

Cast & House

David and Francine Cast of Mayfield, announce the engagement of their son, Ian Cast, to Lisa House, the daughter of Ronald and Mary House of Rome, Oneida County. House is a 2010 graduate of Rome Free Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in business, management and economics from SUNY ...

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. ...

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Mr & Mrs. Lilley

Alexandra Crankshaw, the daughter of Brian and Donita Crankshaw of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Alexander Lilley, the son of Roslita Lilley of Fultonville and Leonard Lilley Jr. of Sprakers, on July 7. The ceremony and reception took place at the Appel Inn, Altamont, Albany County. ...

Mr. & Mrs. Cubells

Samantha Howell, the daughter of Randy and Suzi Howell of Vestal, Broome County, was united in marriage to Christopher Cubells, the son of Shannon Cubells of Gloversville and the late Raymond Cubells. The ceremony and reception for 150 guests took place July 7, at The Binghamton Club. The ...

Mr. and Mrs. Collar

Jaleen Sherrange, the daughter of Frank and Colleen Paolicelli of Saratoga Springs and John and Debbie Sherrange of Glens Falls, Warren County, was united in marriage to Andrew Collar, the son of Pete and Cathy Stearns of Gloversville and Richard Collar of Scotia, Schenectady County, at 5 p.m. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter

Marlaina Wing, the daughter of Noel and Sue Wing of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Dan Hunter, the son of Jeffrey and Susan Hunter of Manhattan, on June 16. The ceremony and reception were held at the New York State Museum, Albany. Tucker Schmitt officiated. The bride was escorted by ...

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The ‘revolutionary’ downfall of our first sheriff concluded

To explain how Alexander White, Tryon County’s first sheriff, lost his position when the Revolution began, it’s necessary to refer to contemporary documents. The previous article closed with White under Sir John Johnson’s protection, languishing within fortified Johnson Hall following ...

Technology could beat crime even long ago

It was Thursday, Dec. 5, 1929, a dark and snowy night roughly two months after the great stock market crash. But whether that disastrous financial event influenced three Amsterdam men to burglarize Samuel ‘Sammy’ Betor’s Broadalbin furniture store is anybody’s guess. But burglarize ...

Be glad to see those big snowplows this winter

In an article surveying travel conditions when a heavy gale blanketed the Mohawk Valley on Feb. 14, 1923, the Gloversville Morning Herald described the storm’s aftermath. “In Gloversville, the Street Department got out its snow-fighting apparatus early and the streets were kept open. ...

180 years of law and order in Fulton County

When Sheriff Richard Giardino mentioned to me last March that 2018 marks the 180th anniversary of Fulton County, I hadn’t remembered this, nor apparently has anyone else, as no celebration has taken place. Sheriff Giardino was interested in the history of his own office and the sheriffs ...