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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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Wii bowling set at the 50 Plus Club

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host Wii bowling at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Come and join the participants and help a team win in one of the club’s more popular events. For more information about what is going on with ...

B-P seniors slated to meet on Jan. 23

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Broadalbin with 63 present, which included new members and guests. The prayer was offered by chaplain Marsha Prokop. In the absence of the Vice President June Zea, President Toni Hallenbeck led ...

Valentine’s Day party set for Feb. 12

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting opened by President Jeannie McDuffie. “The Lord’s Prayer” and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by McDuffie. The first verse of My Country “Tis of Thee” was followed by Hi to Neighbors. There were 25 present. The reports of the ...

Senior bingo slated to happen on Jan. 21

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim Seniors held their first meeting of the year. Kathleen Montana, newly elected, presided. The seniors will be having bingo at 11 a.m. Jan. 21, with cake and coffee following. On Feb. 4, the group will be having soup and sandwich instead of a covered ...

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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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Five generations

The five generations got together on Christmas. In the back standing left to right are Derek Vandenburg, grandfather, holding Konner Barber (7 months), Robert (Bim) Vandenburg, great-grandfather, Matthew Barber (2 years, 11 months), Tanya Barber, mother; in the front sitting is Freda ...

A gathering of five

The five generations in the back left to right are Aaron D. Jennings, grandfather; Anthony J. Tybor, father; Theodore J. Jennings Jr., great-grandfather; sitting in the front is Theodore J. Jennings Sr., great-great-grandfather, holding Hunter Thomas Whitman. All are Johnstown residents.

Amelia Mae Mabbett

Amelia Mae Mabbett is the daughter of Eliza Jane Darling and Alexander Mabbett of Benson. She was born Nov. 9, at Glens Falls Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. The maternal grandparents are the late Nancy Ann Buyce of Bleecker and the late Samuel Darling of ...

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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 ...

Dumar & Trembley

Audra Trembley and David Dumar announce their engagement. Trembley is the daughter of Colleen and Patrick Emrick of Mayfield. She is a graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community College and is employed as a social welfare examiner with the Fulton County Department of Social Services. Dumar is ...

Cast & House

David and Francine Cast of Mayfield, announce the engagement of their son, Ian Cast, to Lisa House, the daughter of Ronald and Mary House of Rome, Oneida County. House is a 2010 graduate of Rome Free Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in business, management and economics from SUNY ...

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. ...

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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 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Collar

Jaleen Sherrange, the daughter of Frank and Colleen Paolicelli of Saratoga Springs and John and Debbie Sherrange of Glens Falls, Warren County, was united in marriage to Andrew Collar, the son of Pete and Cathy Stearns of Gloversville and Richard Collar of Scotia, Schenectady County, at 5 p.m. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter

Marlaina Wing, the daughter of Noel and Sue Wing of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Dan Hunter, the son of Jeffrey and Susan Hunter of Manhattan, on June 16. The ceremony and reception were held at the New York State Museum, Albany. Tucker Schmitt officiated. The bride was escorted by ...

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Be glad to see those big snowplows this winter

In an article surveying travel conditions when a heavy gale blanketed the Mohawk Valley on Feb. 14, 1923, the Gloversville Morning Herald described the storm’s aftermath. “In Gloversville, the Street Department got out its snow-fighting apparatus early and the streets were kept open. ...

180 years of law and order in Fulton County

When Sheriff Richard Giardino mentioned to me last March that 2018 marks the 180th anniversary of Fulton County, I hadn’t remembered this, nor apparently has anyone else, as no celebration has taken place. Sheriff Giardino was interested in the history of his own office and the sheriffs ...

When the deputy postmaster left no address

On Monday, Jan. 14, 1907, startling news made headlines from one end of the Mohawk Valley to the other when newspapers revealed that St. Johnsville Deputy Postmaster Alexander Turnbull and postal clerk Harry F. Stichel had suddenly disappeared from their jobs and families, and more shocking ...

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 ...