Living

Soaring Through the Air

Most of the kids Doug Sterling has flown with through the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program can't wait to get up in the air, he said.But there's always a few that are "reluctant," he said. At a Young Eagles event in Glens Falls two weeks ago, Sterling encountered one such ...

Working Together

GLOVERSVILLE - When it comes to planning arts events, collaboration is key, according to members of both the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network and the Micropolis Gallery."So many cities do art nights on the same night, and it just creates a lot of energy around the arts," said Constance Dodge, one ...

Riding For a Cure

Marissa Wille, 10, of Mayfield was exhausted after riding her bike 10 miles in her first Tour De Cure in Saratoga Springs last year."I slept the whole way home," she said recently, while sitting with her father, John Wille, and her father's girlfriend, Jennifer DeCuyke, in the back of Harvey's ...

Expressive Art

NORTHVILLE - Faith LaFountain, 23, of Gloversville laughed, covered her face and blushed Friday as she sat at a table in the center of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network's gallery, upstairs in the Northville Public Library.She had just sold her watercolor painting, "Vase of Flowers" - one of the ...

Here’s to you, class of 2014

Ever wish you could give a high school commencement speech? Well, here's your chance to shine on the stage, from the comfort of home.We're asking readers to send us a brief high school "commencement address," which we will consider for publication. You can offer any type of advice for high ...

For The Bees

Brian McDonald got into the honey business about 10 years ago, just in time to witness the discovery of Colony Collapse disorder."I was actually working with a commercial beekeeper in the Kansas City area when it came about and people started losing hives," said McDonald, who runs Ole McDonald ...

Up in Vapor

Ryan M. Carroll, 21, made it his New Year's resolution this year to quit smoking.The Gloversville resident had been hooked on cigarettes since he was 12, and tried all the usual smoking cessation methods, from Nicorette gum to nicotine-replacement patches. Nothing worked for him until he ...

Balancing Act

GLOVERSVILLE - City resident Doris Clo, 82, is lucky. When she fell while taking out the garbage this winter, she was not hurt."I do things now because my husband cannot, because of his balance," Clo said, after attending HealthLink Littauer's Improve Balance & Prevent Falls program at ...

State Of Health

Most years, when the New York state budget is announced, Nathan Littauer Hospital expects to lose funding. That didn't happen this year."This budget's different in that there's usually all this negative, and there isn't," Nathan Littauer Hospital CEO Laurence Kelly said.The state's 2014-15 ...

Best In Show

JOHNSTOWN - Broadalbin-Perth High School senior Taz Taylor got the nickname "Squirrel" from his soccer teammates last year."We were trying to figure out who on the JV team would win the 'Hunger Games' if we were put into that situation," Taylor said. "One teammate said me because I was starting ...

Program allows seniors to find help with repairs, housework, more

Sometimes a call to the Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living's handyman program requires a creative solution.Since 2011, the program has offered seniors living in the Sacandaga Lake area a number to call when they need work done - anything from yard work, to snow shoveling, to plumbing, to ...

Telling Their Stories

Broadalbin resident Robert Bickmeyer keeps the small, softbound book alongside the urn carrying his wife's ashes in his home.Judy Bickmeyer, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, died on Dec. 15 after numerous surgeries on her lungs and liver and nine months of chemotherapy failed to eradicate ...

Market Growth

GLOVERSVILLE - Diana Marshall isn't giving up the secret of her three homemade pasta dishes, at least not yet.To find out what they are and how to make them, people will have to go to her upcoming Italian cooking class at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market. Her class and others will be ...

Glen town judge’s photo exhibit depicts violence, paranoia in 1970s Belfast

JOHNSTOWN - Two black-and-white photos of Irish children hang framed on the wall near the door of the Perrella Gallery at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.In the left photo, a group of children stare moodily at the camera while standing in front of a small brick shed with a horse peeking ...

Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night

Two years ago, Johnstown cover band Skyler's Dream Team was in a tight spot.The band had three gigs booked over three days for Fourth of July week: a fair gig in Utica on Wednesday, a slot on a bill with '80s rocker Pat Benatar at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona on Thursday, and a set at ...

Dancing Into Shape

Count Janice Bamford, 32, of Broadalbin among Zumba Fitness' many converts.Bamford went to her first Zumba dancing class at the Fulton County YMCA about two years ago, but it initially took some convincing from friends already in Zumba to get Bamford to drop her inhibitions about being unable ...

Good to get owner on phone

Thursday morning a week ago, we woke up to find our refrigerator-freezer not working and the food rapidly defrosting.Since the outside temperature was near zero, we were able to bag up the frozen goods and set them outside on the woodpile to stay cold. We also bagged up some snow and put it on ...

Union Hall chefs past and present keep food creative

Kim Henck is the owner and chef of the historic Union Hall Inn in Johnstown."I have always had a passion for food. As a child I was responsible for the desserts of the household," he said."At what age?" I asked."Eight," he responded.Henck grew up in the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of West ...

On Their Own

Gloversville native Peter Pollak dreamed of becoming a published author as a teenager.Now at age 70 he is one, four times over. In 2011 Pollak self-published his first novel "The Expendable Man," which he began writing in 2009 shortly before his retirement as CEO and founder of Albany-based ...

Olympics bring back skiing memories

The TV has been dominated by sports lately, with Super Bowl XLVIII the most watched TV program in United States history, and the start of the Winter Olympics in Russia.I skipped the Super Bowl, with the blowout of Seattle over Denver making it one of the most disappointing games in history ...