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Skills of Mohawk gardeners taught

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PALATINE — Terrylynn Brant keeps seeds whose lineage may go back before Europeans landed in America. A traditional Mohawk seed keeper at the Six Nations Mohawk Reserve in Ontario, Canada, she presented a program on Haudenosaunee Mohawk gardening that differs sharply from most modern ...

Local demand for castle tours exceed expectation

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AMSTERDAM — Local residents were amazed by the Amsterdam Castle which they toured on Thursday as a means to raise money for the Riverlink Summer Concert Series put on by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation. Because of overwhelming demand for what was originally suppose to be one tour from 6 ...

City parade planned for Monday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Veterans across the city have been honored with the placement of American flags at every service member’s grave a week before the annual Memorial Day parade and services that will be held on May 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. Parade committee chairman Michael Perrella said Sunday ...

TEDx Youth talk held at Fonda-Fultonville High School

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FONDA — With hopes to inspire both students and teachers in and out of the classroom, Fonda-Fultonville seniors, Nicholas Demitraszek and Adam DeSorbo organized a TEDx Youth talk held Wednesday at the high school. Demitraszek and DeSorbo selected five guest speakers, each who each had a ...

FMCC to convert parking lot to ‘green space’

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JOHNSTOWN — Portions of crumbling parking lots on the outskirts of the Fulton Montgomery Community College campus will be converted to green space. FMCC Trustee James Landrio related to the board during the May 17 meeting that several parking lot areas that had begun to “disintegrate” ...

Bay of Fundy, second chance bear

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The desire to travel to New Brunswick on a spring bear hunt started more than 20 years ago when I was assigned the title of “Speaker Coordinator” for the Perth Bible Church Sportsman’s Dinner. The dinner hosted anywhere from 700 to 900 people in one day and all of the game meat was ...

A quiet spot on Main Street

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GLOVERSVILLE — Residents of Gloversville and the surrounding area will have a little less traveling to do this year to pick up their summer reading. “Adventure Books and More,” a new and used bookstore has opened on 30 S. Main St. The new store, which sells candles, gift baskets, ...

Golf tournament deadline approaching

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — June 1 is the entry deadline for the June 8 Lexington Golf Tournament at Hales Mills Country Club, 156 Steele Road, to benefit the Nigra Center for the Creative Arts in Gloversville. The second annual event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost will be $100.00 per golfer or ...

Open mic program slated for June 9

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AMSTERDAM — A free public poetry open mic program will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on June 9, at the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St. Featured will be regional poets Judith Prest and Brian Dorn, who will read from their original published works. Readings of either poetry or spoken ...

‘Medicare 101’ program planned

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JOHNSTOWN — MJ Murray will present Capital District Community Health Plan’s program “Medicare 101” on June 11, at 2 p.m. at Johnstown Public Library. The speaker will offer an overview of what Medicare is, how it works, and what the options are. The library noted that this is not a ...

Beginners yoga class scheduled

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GLOVERSVILLE — Dori Daknis will teach a beginners yoga class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on June 2, in the yoga studio at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $5 minus a 20 percent discount for center members. To register, visit pncreativeartscenter.org or ...

Marsh graduates from SUNY

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COBLESKILL — Sandra Marsh of Gloversville, the daughter of John and Nancy Marsh, has graduated Summa cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, Schoharie County, with an associate of applied science degree in histotechnician program. March ...

Kleniewski-Tyler receives degree

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NEWTON, Mass. — Jordan Kleniewski-Tyler of Amsterdam received a bachelor’s degree from Lasell College during its 164th commencement ceremony on May 12. Kleniewski-Tyler majored in fashion communication and promotion.

Charland receives degree, awards

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ryan Charland of Amsterdam, was awarded a bachelor’s degree during the recent commencement ceremonies at Providence College and was recently honored for his academic achievements as a biology major and English minor. Charland was the recipient of the Robert I. Krasner ...

Nazareth students earn degrees

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ROCHESTER — Nazareth College graduate students earned their master's or doctoral degrees at the 91st annual commencement ceremony that took place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on May 13: Whitney Martuscello of Fonda earned her master of social work in social work. Kieran McCoy of ...

Littauer Hospital

Community News

May 18 Admissions Sherrylee Ackernecht of Gloversville. Discharges Gloria Seydi of Gloversville. Births Jennifer Kilmer and Robert Yerina of Mohawk, a boy at 7:51 a.m. May 19 Discharges Hoffman baby boy of Northville. May 20 Admissions Amanda Caldwell of ...

Teachers honored at luncheon

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — A team of Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School teachers, which works together to teach an immersive, co-curricular unit on immigration, was honored during the 26th annual School Library System Awards luncheon on May 17, presented by the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Cooperative ...

FFCS team earns fourth championship

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District architecture team earned another state championship at the Olympics of the Visual Arts. For members Ty Sanges and Joey Susi, this was their fourth state championship. Team members Tristan Cline, Matheau Dettenrider and Isabella Miller ...

Tri-county blotter

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Driver charged with DWI, unlicenced GLOVERSVILLE – John C. Defrancis, 30, of 363 New Turnpike Rd., Fort Plain, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on May 20 at 1:23 a.m. While ...

Remembering the fallen

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JOHNSTOWN — Two planes flew in formation over Main Street to kick off the annual Johnstown Memorial Day Parade Friday night, which was witnessed by hundreds downtown. Families gathered on a pleasant late spring evening, some in lawn chairs and others perched on curbs, to take in the ...