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It’s A Wrap

JOHNSTOWN - While the producers would like to keep it on the wraps, the buzz around town is the presence of celebrities, most notably, Johnny Knoxville of "Jackass," and a movie-in-the-making."It's really exciting - awesome in fact," said Johnstown resident Scott Sweetman, who was hired as an ...

And The Winner Is…

St. johnsville - The energy is infectious as the students filter into the auditorium at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Junior/Senior High. Music Director DiAnne Mott is there to greet them and her attention is focused on each individual as they walk through the door. She is listening, asking ...

Garden Textures

If your garden is missing something, perhaps it's height. While it's too late to plant tall-growing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower.They're easy enough to make. And sculptural pieces also draw the eye."When planting drifts of annuals ...

Candidate hopefuls look for healthy food options

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat."With long travel days and a fresh slab of cherry pie never far away, the campaign trail is notoriously unhealthy. But many 2016 presidential candidates are ...

Need healthy, grill-ready treats? You need grilled plantains

In the summer, we eat outside nearly every day. Which translates into three months of meals to cook on the grill; more if you live in San Diego, like we do.Throw in Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day, and even the heartiest of recipe repertoires can be stress-tested. We grill fish, meats, ...

Along the waterfront

By CHARLIE KRAEBELThe Leader-HeraldWith the bicentennial of the Erie Canal 10 years away, New York state leaders are going back in time to fulfill a goal of making the waterway better for recreational opportunities.In 1992, the state Legislature created the Canal Recreationway Commission, and ...

Taking a stand

By CHARLIE KRAEBELThe Leader-HeraldA Gloversville-born woman is taking a stand against fossil fuels, and she's doing it through her art."Channeling Grandma: Fracking Paintings by Linda Finch" is being featured at the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vt. The exhibition runs through July 26.The ...

Uncertain Future

The future is uncertain for a piece of Broadalbin's past. The former rectory of St. Joseph's Catholic Church - which was also the summer home of author Robert W. Chambers - was closed by the parish several years ago. The main floor was used as office space until October 2014.Now, the large, ...

New mystery set at Nine Corners Lake

CAROGA LAKE - Local author Richard H. Nilsen has published a murder-mystery set near a popular local hiking trail."An Old-Fashioned Shooting" is available at Mysteries on Main Street in Johnstown and the Canada Lake Store. It's also online at Lulu.com and at the Johnstown Public ...

Pricing the priceless

By CHARLIE KRAEBELThe Leader-HeraldJOHNSTOWN - That old family heirloom collecting dust in an attic or a tchotchke nestled away on a bookshelf may be worth more than you think.It just might not be worth as much as it used to be.Popular television programs like "Antiques Roadshow" and local ...

Taking a Shot

Gabriella Ashbey grinned widely after shooting practice with her twin sister, McKenzie; older brother, Brandon; and mother, Patricia; at their home in Bleecker recently.The Ashbey girls' excitement was palpable as they explained the finer points of shooting a bow and arrow. Gabriella said she ...

Searching for Hope

Heidi Sprouse's fifth novel, "Adirondack Sundown," is intrinsically tied to the local area.The story, about a conservation officer attempting to solve a missing-person case in the Adirondacks, was inspired by a number of recent, real-life cases in Johnstown and Albany. The local author and ...

The Right Note

GLOVERSVILLE - It's been about five or six years since Rick Bedrosian, bassist and vocalist for upstate-based Irish rock band Hair of the Dog and a self-proclaimed history buff, last performed in the Glove Performing Arts Center.He still remembers the awe he felt being inside the 101-year-old ...

Future Farmers, Future Leaders

ST. JOHNSVILLE - Prior to joining the Mohawk Valley FFA, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School senior Kait Isaac had never thought of a career in agriculture before.Since joining the organization, now run through the agriculture program at OESJ, she's traveled across the state in ...

A Burr in Time

Madeline Burr, 91, has been fascinated with her last name ever since she married Wallace Edward Burr of Gloversville in 1948. But for many years, she didn't have time to investigate its history."She's always loved the Burr name that my dad gave her, and was always very intrigued about them, but ...

Uncharted Airspace

The Blade 350QX quad copter was in the air for only a few minutes Wednesday at the Lazy Eight R/C Club's field on Knoblauch Road in Johnstown.But it was long enough for at least two people in cars to stop and ask the operators, members of Lazy Eight, the local Academy of Model Aeronautics ...

More Than Just a Pretty Face

Courtney Sheridan comes from a pageant family.The 23-year-old Fort Plain native competed in her first beauty pageant, the Miss Fonda Fair pageant, at age 10. By the time she was 12, she and her two older sisters were often competing in multiple pageants each weekend."We would leave Friday, stay ...

The Laughter Returns

The laughs are back in Fulton County.About three years ago, when Pat Dabiere of Amsterdam started his standup comedy career, he would travel to Albany to attend comedy shows and open mic nights. Through this supportive community, he was able to land his first guest spot, and later, his first ...

Changing History

When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a young girl growing up in Johnstown, the widow Flora Campbell visited Stanton's father, Judge Daniel Cady, looking for legal advice.Campbell's husband had recently died, and everything in his will, including their house, had gone to the Campbells' oldest son, ...

Finding Hope

The memoir Kathleen Pooler originally set out to write ended up being much different than the one she published in July.The Niskayuna native, current Amsterdam resident and retired nurse practitioner was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1996. (In December, she was declared ...