Living

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 ...

Be prepared

GLOVERSVILLE — With winter getting a bit closer everyday, Fulton County Civil Defense Director and Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria held a special talk for senior citizens during a HealthLink Littauer VIP luncheon on Wednesday. “We are very fortunate in Fulton County. We don’t have a ...

Tales from the Crossing

GLOVERSVILLE — The history of the Erie Canal at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site goes back more than a century and includes a sometimes dark and tragic history. The crossing has many tales to tell from its rich and long history. But on Wednesday, Schoharie Crossing Education ...

A little bit of paint does a building good

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Senior Center has been given a bit of a lift in the past few weeks thanks to the hard work of volunteers and some generous donations. The light yellow walls that formerly covered the center are now gone. In its place, vibrant colors of orange, olive, red and ...

Swell little boxes

WELLS — Set up around the town, a series of little boxes with intricate stained glass inserts are eye catching. Sitting in places where both locals and visitors stop by, they contain a wealth of literature inside for both young and old. Since early last year, the Virginia Hosely Free ...

Feathered friends

CAROGA —Diane and John Hime’s lives as animal caretakers began about a decade ago with a thud. One night while watching TV, the couple heard a loud thump against one of their windows. There outside was a barred owl who had not realized the barrier that stood between it and the Hime’s ...

A little library for one and all

HESSVILLE — Sitting just in front of Nancy and Jeff Baldwin’s home lies the newest library in Montgomery County. The small red building lies to the right of their driveway at 459 Indian Trail Road, decorated with flower baskets and a pig theme, including a statue in memory of their ...

Bassett recognized for higher quality in maternity care

COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Medical Center’s maternity program recently received Excellus’ Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in ...

Year one of first-lady fashion

PARIS (AP) — Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband’s “America First” agenda and stay true to her roots, if there’s a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017. In her first year as first lady, Mrs. Trump has often wrapped ...

Are you ready for some football?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl. Tourism officials are making the most of that as they prepare to welcome visitors to the “Bold North.” Many activities surrounding Super Bowl will take advantage of Minnesota’s wintry weather, including ...

These boots were made for shoppin’

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a stroll by the Alamo, enjoying a cheesy enchilada plate at a Tex-Mex joint off the River Walk, or browsing the cowboy boot section at the local Western wear shop. In fact, nothing says more about a Texan than a fancy ...

Officials warn of extreme conditions in Adirondacks

Travelers and outdoor enthusiasts are being warned of extremely cold temperatures expected in the Adirondack Mountains through the holiday weekend. Travelers and outdoor enthusiasts are being warned of extremely cold temperatures expected in the Adirondack Mountains through the holiday ...

Abandoned pets swamp Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — They’ve been tossed over fences, tied to gates and even left with a $20 bill under their collar. Abandoned animals are overwhelming Puerto Rico’s shelters, which were already struggling to cope with the hundreds of thousands of stray animals that were roaming ...

Rockettes kick off holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks but do you know how many calories each burns? What do they snack on? What’s the best place ...

Nurturing a tiny oak

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A sandhill crane’s staccato call carried to a patch of land in the woods, a nursery of oak seedlings fenced off from hungry deer in St. John’s Abbey Arboretum. Black, protective mats spread beneath 500 tiny trees there last week. Brambles that used to block ...

Giving Parkinsons the ‘ole 1-2 punch

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Daniel Dail’s eyes are locked tight on the punching bag in front of him as sweat drips down his face. His stance is solid as he puts his boxing gloves up in preparation. As soon as he gets Coach Jens Howe’s signal, he puts all of his energy into forcefully ...

Pumpkin puree as a frozen treat

All four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is blended up with fruit — usually berries or banana — and ...