Business

CrossFit Axis

JOHNSTOWN — When Jason Sweet began conducting his 5:30 a.m. physical training sessions with his fellow Gloversville firefighters and their family members at Darling Field back in 2015, they had nothing but rocks and the field itself to work with. A lot has changed in the ensuing three ...

Goderie’s Tree Farm works to perfect its hop yard

JOHNSTOWN — When the Goderies started growing hops at Goderie’s Tree Farm in 2013, they took much of their inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, as the hop growers in this region have long been at the forefront of commercial hop growing in America. But over several years of honing their ...

Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop moving to more spacious location

AMSTERDAM — Frank’s Gun and Tackle Shop will soon have a little more room to display its many products, as the outdoor sports store, currently located at 3549 Route 30, is in the process of renovating a building at 3831 Route 30. A grand opening for the store’s new location is tentatively ...

Welcome to the Owl’s Nest

BENSON — Couples and solo travelers looking for a cozy Adirondack getaway need look no further than the Owl’s Nest — the new studio cabin at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is now open and available for occupancy. The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon ...

The triple bottom line

JOHNSTOWN — For almost 50 years, Townsend Leather has been one of only a handful of companies in the area still carrying the torch for the once booming leather industry in the Glove Cities. For more than 30 of those years, since making the switch to aviation upholstery leather, they’ve ...

Brittany’s Diner turns eleven

EPHRATAH — Is there anything better than a home-cooked meal? Brittany Edwards of Brittany’s Diner in Ephratah doesn’t think so. That’s why for more than a decade, Edwards and her crew have worked a daunting 364 days a year, serving up homestyle meals to hungry customers from all over ...

A sanctuary opens its doors to the public

MAYFIELD — The Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary on Thursday. Community members and members of the chamber alike, celebrated the grand opening with food, music, and tours of the newly opened ...

Craving something sweet

GLOVERSVILLE — Have a sweet tooth? You’re in luck. There’s a new way to satisfy that craving with Cravings Bakery and Cafe. Located at 87 W. Fulton St. in Gloversville, Cravings Bakery serves everything from specialty cupcakes, chocolate turtle brownies, and cookie dough stuffed cookie ...

‘Pick a Peck of flowers’

NORTHVILLE — If there’s one thing the Peck’s know, it’s flowers. After more than a century in business and spanning three generations, Peck’s Flowers in Gloversville does it all — from seasonal bouquets to birthday arrangements, from wedding decor to funeral wreaths, from a single ...

CMK joins Howard Hanna

AMSTERDAM — Area residents will soon be seeing a new brand of real estate sign throughout the region as local real estate company CMK and Associates has been acquired by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. The deal, which went into effect on July 24, makes the local company a part of the third ...

Vishnu Music lives on

GLOVERSVILLE — In December of 2016, Gloversville lost one of its local fixtures. Owner of Vishnu Music for more than 20 years, Vincent Ottalagano passed away after a battle with cancer. But the downtown music store lives on, as Nicole Ottalagano DeLorenzo, daughter of Vincent, continues ...

Living the boat life

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Lake Marina, which opened on Memorial Day 2009, has steadily grown into the community by making the lake accessible to all. Offering seasonal docking spaces, a boat launch which may be used for $10 per launch and plenty of water-based rentals including pontoons, ...

Vacation yoga

CAROGA LAKE — Caroga Lake has always been a summertime haven for Fulton County residents. From outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and boating, to summer concert series and firework displays, there’s no end to what you can do. And now you can add yoga to your summer list. Caroga ...

Devil Dave’s breaks new ground

MAYFIELD — Need a quick Bloody Mary this morning? Devil Dave’s Bloody Mary Sticks have you covered. From down on his luck to innovator in a budding industry, Ryan Pakenas, the man behind Devil Dave’s Bloody Mary Sticks, is curing hangovers and bringing cool and hip to Mayfield and ...

Lennon’s looks to the future

GLOVERSVILLE — Lennon’s, a parts and service center which has been in business in the city for over 40 years, is taking a step forward into the future. With a new addition to their team of workers, Lennon’s is now a certified computer repair shop. From Apple phones, tablets and computers, ...

Something’s a’brewing

Something’s surely a’brewing in the Glove Cities. It’s stirring things up and causing a considerable amount of excitement all over town. It’s not a storm. It’s beer and hard cider. Opening within a month of one another, with only a five minute drive between them, Rogers’ Cideryard ...

Bella New York Grand opening set for June 16

A “hidden secret” has opened up on North Perry Street in Johnstown. Bella New York, a hair salon, massage therapy station and boutique, which sells high-end clothing, cosmetics, and shoes first opened in January. But after a snow storm hampered their initial grand opening, they are ready ...

A quiet spot on Main Street

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, salt ...

Market 32 store opens in Amsterdam

SCHENECTADY — The Golub Corporation’s newest contemporary, food-focused Market 32 brand recently opened in Amsterdam, in the renovated store at 141 Sanford Farms Plaza. Marked by open space, a decor filled with soft earth tones and product-focused displays, murals and lighting, the Market ...

Erie Canal House more than just a piece of history

CANAJOHARIE — When Michele and John McGlone bought their first mixed-use commercial property in the village of Canajoharie at a bankruptcy auction in 2012, they saw it as a strategic investment in the future of the area. After making substantial renovations, including solar panels and a ...