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Crossing through time

FORT HUNTER — David Brooks, director of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, expects some 700 elementary and junior high students to visit the Erie Canal site by schools’ end. The site is more than ready. Besides the outdoor displays and nature, the site has added an indoor ...

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 ...

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Hauser to cover 450 years of area sports

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

ADK Bridge Club winners for April 22

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on April 22 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Lois Widdemer and John Chrisman; second place, Carlene Lankton and John Quinn; third place, Poppy Kiernan ...

Turning Stone Casino trip May 21

GLOVERSVILLE — The following is for the Ida L. McGinnis Club. At both meetings: The reports of the secretary and treasurer were accepted as read; the devotions and “The Lord’s Prayer” were led by Chaplain Mary King. April 9: The meeting was opened by President Jeannie McDuffie. The ...

Arkell Center sets May events calendar

CANAJOHARIE — The following are the Arkell Center programs for all area seniors for May. Each Monday through Friday: At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals, $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call (518) 673-2000 for reservations. Each Monday, ...

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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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Weston Steven Sager

Weston Steven Sager is the son of Christopher and Kaile Sager of Moyock, N.C. He was born Aug. 27, 2018, weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Stan and Janet Kucel of Mayfield. The paternal grandparents are Craig and Patricia Sager of Mahopac, ...

Althea Rooney Van Alstyne

Althea Rooney Van Alstyne is the daughter of Maggie Hagerty and Skip Van Alstyne. She was born December 24, 2018 at John Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo weighing 9 lbs. 14 ozs. and measuring 20.5 inches. She’s joins her sisters, triplets Madeline, Emilia and Catherine. Her ...

Sterling Grayson Minor

Sterling Grayson Minor is the son of Rodney Jr. and Kerry Minor of Gloversville. He was born Jan. 23, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 20.5 inches long. The maternal grandparents are William and Lynn McAvoy of North Syracuse, Onondaga County. The paternal grandparents are Rodney Sr. ...

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McDuffee & Arnold

Greg and Melinda McDuffee of Fultonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley McDuffee, to Jared Arnold, the son of Michael and Sally Arnold of Adams, Jefferson County. McDuffee graduated magna cum laude with honors from St. Lawrence University and is a third-year doctoral ...

Young & Garber

Frank and Melissa Young of Mayfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Young, to Christian Garber, the son of Richard and Leslie Garber of Mayfield. Young is a certified nursing assistant. Garber is a civil engineer. A wedding is planned for June 27, 2020.

Tennis & Verostick

Paul and Bonnie Steenburgh of St. Johnsville and John Tennis of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Tennis, to Ken Verostick Jr., the son of Ken and Robie Verostick of Montclair, N.J. Tennis is a 2008 graduate of Johnstown High School and received a bachelor’s ...

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 ...

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Mr. & Mrs. Neer

Robin Jillian Kunicki, the daughter of Len and Andrea Kunicki of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Timothy Neer, the son of William and Jane Neer of Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2018. The ceremony took place at the Panasci Family Chapel at LeMoyne College, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Coon

Don and Carol Coon of Meco, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday at a private family celebration at Harold’s. They were married on April 25, 1959, at the Trinity Church, Gloversville. They have three sons, Jeff, Mike and Tom Coon.

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 ...

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Odd bits of history collection number five

Although well-preserved today, Sir William Johnson’s 1749 stone mansion, referred to now as “Old Fort Johnson,” has endured more than one threatening experience. Besides being flooded several years ago, the July 21, 1936, the Amsterdam Recorder headlined, “Ice House Damage Set at ...

Edward Earl was impatient to be hung

When I’m asked why there haven’t been more old-time murder stories lately, I’ve replied truthfully that we’ve already visited so many, the list of those remaining is getting slimmer. Yet the story of Hamilton County murderer Edward Earl is certainly unusual: He is the only murderer ...

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 ...