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Trevor Cline, left, and Jacob Sisco. (Photo submitted)

Students spend summer building apps

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville students Trevor Cline and Jacob Sisco spent part of their summer preparing for a mission to Mars—developing health apps for future Martians, coding robots and designing space helmets and a base for operations, according to a news release. They participated in ...

Rachelle Cotugno takes her black Labrador guide dog, Oriole, outside her home in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Showing the Way

AMSTERDAM — People ask Rachelle Cotugno, who is blind, why she has photos of her guide dogs on her walls when she can’t see them. “They’re my family,” she tells them. “I’m not sure people who are sighted realize the deep relationship between the guide dog and its handler,” ...

Alice Tomchik of Johnstown gives packages of diapers to No Bottom Left Behind Diaper Bank, 530 N. Perry St. She asked guests at her seventh birthday party to donate diapers to help babies rather than bringing gifts for her. (Phot0 submitted)

Taking care of babies

JOHNSTOWN — “Alice has always loved babies,” said her mom. When Nancy Ackerbauer asked her 7-year-old daughter, Alice Tomchik, to add diapers on her birthday wishlist for 68 invited guests, Alice said she readily agreed “because they would help a lot of babies.” “Alice has so ...

Rachael Taback, right, helps her dad, Justin Taback clean up trash thrown alongside the road. (Photo submitted)

Keeping Earth clean

JOHNSTOWN—When you’re grown up, you supposed to be responsible. But one little girl is getting a head start. Justin Taback of 183 Steele Ave. got tired of seeing people throwing trash into wooded areas along his street. So he and his fiancee, Jasmine Adams, enlisted the help of their 3 ...

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Senior Focus

Bridge winners are announced JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Aug. 7 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners are first place, Doris McIntosh and Mary Jo Schwed; second place, Poppy Kiernan and Susan Shaver; ...

Office for the Aging menu

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Senior Focus

Bridge club has meeting JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on July 31 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners are first place, Eleanor Clark and Arlene Comstock; second place, Jim Clauson and Tom Farnan; ...

Senior focus

Mitchell Movement Monday events JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (July 24) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners are first place, Doris McIntosh and Jim Clauson; second place, Carol Brookins and John Quinn; ...

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Richard and Linda Bumpus

Golden anniversary

Richard and Linda Bumpus of Gloversville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 24, at Lanzi’s on the Lake with over 100 family and friends attending. The couple married on June 24, 1967, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto, Oswego County, by Father Raymond Wood. The ...

Mr. and Mrs. Wager

Celebrating 72 years of marriage

Milton and Virginia Jaquay Wager of Meco, recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary at the Concordia Club. The guests were from the surrounding areas with a surprise visit from Ron Cozzolino and wife Patti, their grandson; and Derek and Adam, great-grandsons, whom they hadn’t seen in ...

Mr. and Mrs. Edwards

60th anniversary

Roger and Nila Edwards of Gloversville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25. Their family helped them celebrate this milestone with a dinner for family and close friends at the C&R Restaurant, Galway, Saratoga County. The couple married on Feb. 23, 1957, at the former ...

Jack and DiAnne Sanford

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford

Jack and DiAnne Sanford of Gloversville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home on Nov. 5 2016, with their children, Jack Sanford Jr., Jeff Sanford, Marc Sanford and Mandy Giampaolo. The couple married Oct. 27, 1956, in a small ceremony by a justice of the peace in Montgomery County.

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Gerhrig Daniel Togaila

Gerhrig Daniel Togaila

Gerhrig Daniel Togaila is the son of Megan and Daniel Togaila of Amsterdam. He was born on May 3, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches long. He joins older brother, Gabriel Thomas Togaila. The maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Louis Magliocca of Broadalbin. The maternal ...

Angelina Caraco

106th birthday

Angelina Caraco, a resident of the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, celebrated her 106th birthday with a special party at the residence, surrounded by her family. Born at home on April 22, 1911, Angelina is a lifetime resident of Gloversville. She graduated from Gloversville schools in 1929 ...

Hilda Cooper

101st birthday

Hilda Cooper, a resident of the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, celebrated her 101st birthday Jan. 12 at the residence surrounded by her family. Born Jan. 12, 1916, Hilda grew up in Sprout Brook. She married Aiden Jonas Cooper on Nov. 22, 1944. Together they had three daughters, Susan, Diane ...

Addison Elizabeth Powers

January baby

Addison Elizabeth Powers Addison Elizabeth Powers is the daughter of Jessica and Barry Powers of Colonie, Albany County. She was born at 9:18 p.m. Jan. 5, at Bellevue Women’s Center, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. She joins a brother, Cooper Edward Powers. The ...

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Cassidy Price and Brian Weaver

Fall wedding planned

Mark and Tracy Price of Galway, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassidy Price of Galway, to Brian Weaver, the son of Alan and Lynne Weaver of Broadalbin Price is a 2010 graduate of Galway High School and earned an associate’s degree in early childhood from Fulton-Montgomery ...

Scott Ford and Sandra Zambrano

Peru nuptials

William and Deborah Ford of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their son, Scott Ford to Sandra Lucia Almeyda Zambrano, the daughter of Georget Almeyda of Lima, Peru and Elena A Brown of Tuscon, Ariz. Ford is a 2008 graduate of Johnstown High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in ...

Alexandra Padilla and Cody Tyler

Padilla — Tyler

Mary E. Tyler, of Broadalbin, announces the engagement of her son, Cody Michael Tyler, to Alexandra Padilla, the daughter of Santos Padilla and Nancy Ramirez of Amsterdam. Padilla is a 2012 graduate of Amsterdam High School and a 2013 graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, where she ...

Rebekah Haschytz and Derek Rufus

Haschytz — Rafus

Greta and Mike Frasier of Caroga Lake, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth Haschytz, to Derek Rafus, the son of Ray and Shelly Rafus of Edinburg. Haschytz is a veteran of the United States Air National Guard and a 2014 graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Lathers

Winter wedding

Elizabeth Lansburg, the daughter of Vicki Lansburg of Caroga Lake and Douglas Lansburg of Lassellsville, was united in marriage to Daylen Lathers, the son of Kenneth Lathers of Johnstown and Melissa Perry of Fultonville, at 3 p.m., Feb. 10. The ceremony and reception took place at the Century ...

Mr. and Mrs. Piusz

Johnson — Piusz

Elizabeth Johnson, the daughter of Timothy and Debra Johnson of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Alexander Piusz, the son of Peter and Marilyn Piusz of Broadalbin, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 2016. The ceremony took place at Round Lake United Methodist Church, Saratoga County. Pastor Penny Lacy ...

Senior focus

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (April 10) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown. The north-south winners were first place, Debbie Brown and Jim Clauson; second place, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Tennis

September nuptials

Nellis — Tennis Brooke M. Nellis, the daughter of Victoria Nellis of Johnstown and the late Wayne Nellis of Tribes Hill, was united in marriage to Jacob J. Tennis, the son of Paul and Bonnie Steenburgh of Ephratah and John and Glenn Tennis of Johnstown, on Sept. 10, 2016. The ceremony took ...