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Warren Street Elementary School Principal Nicole Lent gives a report on a donation at the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Students learn through traveling museum

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Recent Warren Street Elementary School activities involving a school museum and accelerated reading highlighted reports given at the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn ...

Alzheimer’s Assoc. meetings scheduled

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Alzheimer’s Association will be having the following series of programs coordinated by Meagan DeMento at the Arkell Center, 55 Montgomery St. All will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will run about one hour. ∫ Jan. 23: Living with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s. ∫ April 24: ...

Girl Scout Troop 2123, 22 girls from kindergarten, first, second, and third grades at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School. (Photo submitted)

Helping Others

Community News

In the month of December, Girl Scout Troop 2123, 22 girls from kindergarten, first, second, and third grades at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School, collected toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash to donate to the Helping Hands food pantry in ...

Santa Mike shows off some of the things he uses as Santa Claus. The club he is forming will also include Mrs. Clauses and elves. Below is a photo of Santa Mike. (Photo submitted)

Ho, Ho, Ho

Local News

CANAJOHARIE — For all those who spend their Christmas holidays dressing as either Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or as an elf, the opportunity to come together to join a club, meet one another and discuss their experiences as those holiday characters is now in the works. The club is being formed ...

Transit board meeting planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit Commission will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Transit Building, 109 W. Fulton St. The meeting is open to the public.

Tractor trailer overturns in city

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — An overturned tractor-trailer last weekend in the city resulted in several tickets issued by police to the truck driver and other motorists passing by. City police on Monday issued a news release about an incident that occurred at 8:02 a.m. Saturday. Officers responded to a ...

Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn discusses an issue at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Board tours Knox to view work

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education’s Facilities Committee last week toured capital projects at Knox Junior High School, the panel reported to the board. Facilities Committee Chairwomam Evamarie Mraz told the board Thursday her group met earlier that day ...

Nature club’s meeting slated

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The Walter Elwood Nature Club’s next meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave. Use the rear entrance. Scott Cocal of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will give a program on the American ...

Stand-up comedy set for Century Club

Community News

AMSTERDAM — Fun Fever, a night of stand-up comedy, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., by the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Performing will be Catherine Mollie, Ryan DeNiso, Dan DiMarino, Jody Lee and Andy ...

Police release report

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department has released its fourth quarter report for the end of 2017. Police Chief Marc Porter released the report on Tuesday, which covers the time period of October to December. For the fourth quarter, the department responded to 4,572 calls for ...

Fuel delivery site plan to be discussed

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Board will review a site plan for a home heating fuel delivery business at its next meeting at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Johnstown Annex. The plan is for a business along Route 30 in the town of Perth. In other meeting business, the board is ...

Members of Broadalbin Boy Scout Troop 5051, from left, Chris Buelow and Shain Krutz give $690 check to Sue Moyer of the Ecumenical Food Pantry at Broadalbin  United Methodist Church on Jan. 2. The donation to the pantry represents the October portion of the troop's year-round bottle drive. (Photo submitted)

A few cans make a big difference

Local News

BROADALBIN — Boy Scout Shain Krutz has learned that “a few bottles [contributed] here and there can go a long way.” The Johnstown resident’s Troop 5051 here stopped its food drive last year because of dwindling response. Instead, the troop decided to donate a portion of its year-round ...

School board meeting set

In Brief

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a policy committee meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the superintendent’s office.

Book discussion on ‘City of Light’

In Brief

WELLS — The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Route 30 will hold a book discussion on the novel, “City of Light” by Lauren Belfer. The discussion will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Holly Hite will facilitate the discussion.  “City of Light” is about  Buffalo in the year 1901 ...

Learn about N.Y. State of Health plan

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GLOVERSVILLE — A representative of the New York State of Health will present an information session on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St. After the presentation, a certified in-person assister will be on hand to answer questions and help people enroll in ...

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner set

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GLOVERSVILLE — Bleecker Fish and Game Club, 1110 Route 309, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal includes sausage, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. The cost will be $10 for non-members, $8 for members, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free ...

Soprano Sylvia Bloom to perform

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GLOVERSVILLE — Soprano Sylvia Bloom will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, for the Chamber Music at the chamber at Gloversville Community Music, 40 N. Main St., third floor. Bloom is on faculty at SUNY Adirondack and is director of education at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. She has ...

Acrylic painting of the Northern Lights

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GLOVERSVILLE —Melanie Fay will teach a beginners class on capturing the Northern Lights with acrylic paint on canvas from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $30 with preregistration and $40 at the door. To register, visit ...