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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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Party sign up deadline Wednesday

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met on Oct. 31, at the First Presbyterian Church in Broadalbin, with 55 members present including one new member, which the members welcomed. The prayer was offered by Chaplain Marsha Prokop and Jennifer Gilson led the group in the Pledge of ...

Turning Stone trip slated for Dec. 5

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular weekly meeting on Tuesday was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. Barbara Furman, acting chaplain, gave the opening prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Furman accompanied on the piano with the group singing “My Country ...

Fall prevention video now available

JOHNSTOWN — The following upcoming events are for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The center members and staff were recently part of a falls prevention video, sponsored by Nathan Littauer Hospital’s Lifeline Program. A fall can lead to serious injuries and ...

Home health care talk on Thursday

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets. On Thursday, the Red Rooster Cafe will host Becky White, Fulton County Office for the Aging, who will discuss home health care ...

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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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Judah Alexandra Frederick

Judah Alexandra Frederick is the daughter of Justin and Abby Frederick of Mayfield. She was born May 4, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. She joins a brother, Roman Frederick; and sister, Norah Frederick. The maternal grandparents are Timothy and Kelly Insogna of ...

Anastasia Mae Retersdorf

Anastasia Mae Retersdorf is the daughter of Adam and Jessica Retersdorf of Mayfield. She was born July 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, weighing 6 pounds, 13 1/4 ounces and measuring 19 1/4 inches long. She joins a sister, Savannah Retersdorf. The maternal grandparents are Gerald and ...

Kaleb Walter John Bunker

On Sept. 17 at 7:36 p.m., Kaleb Walter John Bunker made his arrival into the world at Nathan Littauer Hosptial. The son of Amanda L. Czelusniak and Mark V. Bunker, of Johnstown, Kaleb weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Mother and son were discharged from the hospital ...

Elliot Thomas Aguilera

Elliot Thomas Aguilera is the son of Clinton and Nicole Aguilera of Glenville. He was born Aug. 23, weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 18 3/4 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Ann and Nick Masala of Gloversville. The paternal grandparents are Shirley and Timothy Aguilera of ...

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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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Mr. and Mrs. Pickard

Melissa Melucci, the daughter of Jeffrey and Mary Melucci of Perth and the granddaughter of Edward and Anne Lomanto of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Joshua Pickard, the son of Kathy Burch of Flushing Mich., and James Pickard of Alger, Mich. The ceremony took place June 8, on the ...

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 ...

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Veteran’s club preserves historic treasures

When you think of organizations that house and preserve important history, historical societies, libraries, and museums usually come to mind. Hardly anyone would add veteran’s organizations, but omitting them could be wrong, at least in the case of Broadalbin’s Robert Lee Walsh American ...

Avery’s Hotel once a Fulton County ‘go to’

Although this column seldom features locations beyond Fulton or Montgomery counties, if one mentions Avery’s Hotel in Arietta, Hamilton County, to older Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton County residents, it will no doubt elicit memories of fine dining, plus good hunting and fishing or all ...

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 ...