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The art of stained glass

GLOVERSVILLE — Don Dwyer held up a piece of green-colored glass to the lights hanging from the ceiling. He carefully looked at the way the light traveled through the glass, studying how the light reflected the design and the color. Then he picked out the best pieces to create his latest ...

Annual Audubon bird count is more than counting birds

JOHNSTOWN — Since graduating from Johnstown High School in 1982 and entering Cornell University in Ithaca, Pam Hunt has been on the lookout for birds. Since 1986, Hunt has been a part of the Johnstown-Gloversville area unit of the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count that has been organized ...

While driving through the light display, Santa and Mrs. Claus along with other characters stand still until drivers honk their horn. (The Leader-Herald/Opal Jessica Bogdan)

Festivals of lights

AMSTERDAM – Hundreds of extension cords and thousands of lights create a countless number of memories and smiles for families, friends and community members who drive through the city’s Christmas light displays. Amsterdam has two different lighted drives that each feature a mix of ...

Jennifer meets with local musician Sawyer Fredericks while he was in town performing. Music has always been an important part of Jennifer’s life. (Photo submitted)

Luft family’s Christmas wish: A recovery for Jennifer

Christmas day typically brings families together, laughing and exchanging gifts. But for the Luft family, Christmas brings back memories of a day that changed their daughter’s life forever. On Christmas morning 2012, Jennifer Luft collapsed in her family’s home. Using CPR, her family and ...

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Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday, Jan. 9, at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were Arlene Comstock and John Chrisman; second place, Jean Loveday and Jim Clauson; ...

Preventing the ‘Tin Man effect’ for senior citizens

By Carol Tomlinson The less you move physically, the more you lose in health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, when inactivity becomes a habit, we “rust-up” in a sense, slow down and become less vital. As “older ...

Resident Jean Loveday, left,  enjoys a cup of tea and cookies with  Board member Doreen Ford at a recent tea held at Willing Helpers Home for Women.
(Photo courtesy of Tammy Kruger)

Senior focus

Broadalbin Seniors slate Proctor’s trip BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Seniors meet every other Wednesday. The lunch is at noon, followed by the meeting. The next meeting is Wednesday (Jan. 11). For more information about the Broadalbin Seniors, call Toni Hallenbeck at 883-3008. The ...

Senior news in brief

50 Plus Seniors     reports on meeting MAYFIELD — After the social hour, the Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors had its Office for the Aging Christmas luncheon. President Carl Edwards opened the luncheon with “The Christmas Prayer.” Carl Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of ...

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Julius and Florence Hansen

Couple married 70 years — Florence and Julius Hansen

Julius and Florence Hansen, 91 and 90, formerly of Johnstown, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family in Reddington Beach Shores, Florida. The couple married on November 9, 1946 and they have three daughters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Judy and Doug Smith

Celebrates golden anniversary — Judy and Doug Smith

Doug and Judy Smith were recently honored at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration which was given by their children, Christianne Smith (Bill Potts) and Jeffrey Smith (Patty), at the Holiday Inn, Johnstown. There were 70 people present, including family and friends. The couple married on ...

Robert and Lorraine Bleyl

70th Wedding Anniversary

Robert and Lorraine Bleyl Robert and Lorraine (Brooks) Bleyl of Bleecker recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Bleecker Fish and Game Club. The couple married Dec. 7, 1946. They have four daughters — Norma, Katherine, Junie and Janet.

Mr. and Mrs. Shepard

Celebrates Golden Anniversary

John and Rose Shepard of Benson, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A surprise party in their honor was hosted by their son, Scott, and his wife, Cristen, at the Alpine Inn, Hope, with 40 family and friends attending. The couple married on Oct. 29, 1966, at the Broadalbin ...

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Carley Margaret Jean Curtis

Carley Margaret Jean Curtis

Carley Margaret Jean Curtis, born June 22 in Pensacola, Florida to Sgt. William and Brittany Curtis. Carley weighed 7 lbs and was 21 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Gretchen and Roland O’Brien Bills of Gloversville. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Jeanne Moore of Pensacola, Florida.

Hunter James Davison

Hunter James Davison

Hunter James Davison is the son of Christopher Davison and Jessica Redhead of Gloversville. He was born July 19, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Susan and Michael Petroni of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, Debra A. Clarke of Camillus, ...

Asher Jax Capparello

Asher Jax Capparello

Asher Jax Capparello is the son of Ronnie “RJ” Capparello Jr. and Courtney Layne of Ponte Verda Beach, Fla. He was born July 20, weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 22 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Jennifer Layne Corneluis of North Carolina, Tim Osborn of Orlando, ...

Hunter James Davison

Hunter James Davison is the son of Christopher Davison and Jessica Redhead of Gloversville. He was born July 19, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 21 1/2 inches long.The maternal grandparents are Susan and Michael Petroni of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County.The paternal grandparents ...

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Kat Makacynas and Jake Hladik

New Year’s wedding set

Makacynas — Hladik Bonnie Diviyak of Johnstown announce the engagement of her son, Jake Hladik to Kat Makacynas, daughter of David and Annette Makacynas of Tribes Hill. Hladik is also the son of John Hladik of Johnstown. Hladik is a 2009 graduate of Johnstown High School. He is ...

Amber Darling and Bruce Gardner

Gardner — Darling

Bruce and Patricia Gardner Sr. of Johnstown, announced the engagement of their son, Bruce Gardner Jr., to Amber Darling, the daughter of Roy and Melissa Darling of Gloversville. Gardner is a 2012 graduate of Johnstown High School. He is employed by Antonucci’s Wholesale Produce and ...

James Olson and Ashley Delaney

Delaney & Olson

Timothy and Tina Delaney of Mayfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley M. Delaney, to Thomas-James Y. Olson, the son of James and Bridgett Olson of Bleecker. Delaney, a 2005 graduate of Mayfield High School and a 2009 graduate of Clarkson University, received a master of ...

Rene Dutcher and Robert Perham

Summer of ’17 wedding planned

Ron and Jill Green of Gloversville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rene Dutcher, to Robert Perham, the son of Timothy and Nannette Perham of Mayfield. Dutcher is a 2002 graduate of Gloversville High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Virginia. ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Spear

Summer wedding

Gifford — Spear Christine M. Gifford, daughter of Michael and Joanne Gifford of Johnstown was united in marriage to Benjamin M. Spear, the son of Craig and Rosella Spear of North Bellmore, Nassau County, on August 20. The ceremony took place at Christ the King Church, Albany, with the ...

Mr. and Mrs. Warner

Nellis — Warner

Katie Nellis, the daughter of Richard and Kathleen Nellis of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Ryan Warner, the son of Mark and Cathleen Warner of Johnstown, on Aug. 6. The ceremony took place at the Inn at the Bridge on the Great Sacandaga Lake in Northville. Guests were then invited to ...

Mr. and Mrs. Conover

Stevens — Conover

Ronald Jay Conover married Christine Grace Stevens, on Oct. 8. The ceremony was held at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs with friend of the bride, Nora Donnelly, officiating. The couple was surrounded by immediate family and close friends. The maid of honor was the daughter of the bride, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Sweet — Smith

Megan Sweet, the daughter of Jaidene and William Sweet of Mayfield, was united in marriage to Jeffery Smith Jr., the son of Lori Iannone of Gloversville, and Jeffery Smith Sr. of Mayfield, at 4 p.m. Sept. 3. The ceremony took place at the  Johnstown Reformed Church. The Rev. Brian Dykema ...