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The Revival in Wells, above, used to be the Wells Baptist Church. Now it’s a musical and cultural center. (Photo submitted)

Cultural Revival

WELLS — In this hamlet, “revival” has a double meaning. When Pam and Len Broiles bought the dilapidated former Wells Baptist Church, they aimed to restore a historic building and also put new life into it. The 1845 church had its share of old-time revival meetings. It saw its last ...

Erik Blom on deck 
of a ship. (Photo submitted)

Risky Mission

GLOVERSVILLE — Disasters don’t always happen in easily accessible and comfortable places. On April 24, former city resident Erik Blom and six other members of the 103rd Squadron of the Air National Guard had to parachute from a C130 cargo plane into the 63-degree mid-Atlantic with 10-foot ...

Gabrielle Tebo, above, is a national equine competitor. (Photo submitted)

Equine Competitor

WELLS — Nineteen-year-old Gabrielle Tebo never had formal training in horsemanship. “I did my own thing,” said Tebo, who got her first pony at 12 and now has two horses. “I always liked horses since I was a little kid,” she said. Still, with her as a team member, a Cazenovia ...

Ranger searches & rescues

Recent missions carried out by DEC forest rangers for the week of May 22 through 28 include: Oneida County
 Oriskany
 Training: The New York state Incident Management Team is a Type 2 all-hazard incident management unit designed to assist command personnel and emergency managers with ...

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Senior Focus

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners are first place, Arlene Comstock and John Chrisman; second place, Carol Persse and Debbie Brown; ...

Senior focus

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (May 15) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, Mary Brusoe and Angie Parillo; second place, Conniejo ...

Can you spot the symptoms of stroke?

By CAROL TOMLINSON Community Health Educator at HealthLink Littauer. According to the National Stroke Association, every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. Sadly, only about 30 percent recognize the symptoms and get to a hospital in time to prevent disability. In fact, stroke is the leading ...

Senior focus

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (May 5) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, Carol Brookins and Naomi Avery; second place, Debbie Brown and ...

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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.

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.

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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 ...

Paisley Elizabeth Playford

Paisley Elizabeth Playford

Paisley Elizabeth Playford is the daughter of Shane Playford and Katlyn Ostrander of Gloversville. She was born at 5:58 p.m. Oct. 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. She joins sister, Baylee Noel Playford, age 4. The maternal grandparents ...

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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 ...

Christopher Sager and Kaile Kucel

Kucel — Sager

Stan and Janet Kucel of Mayfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaile Lynn Kucel, to Christopher Steven Sager, the son of Craig and Patricia Sager of Mahopac, Putnam County. Kucel received a bachelor’s degree in child and family studies from the State University of New York at ...

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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 ...