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Local painter Deborah Angilletta plein air painting at Empire Lock as Schoharie Crossing in July of 2016. (Photo courtesy of Halldor Sigurdsson)

Schoharie Crossing puts out a call for artists

FORT HUNTER  — On any given day throughout the year, artists are drawn to Schoharie Crossing for the beauty and easy access. “We get a fair amount of artists,” said Janice Fontanella, the site manager. “It is surrounded by the two bodies of water — The Mohawk River and Schoharie ...

Top students of Northville Central named

NORTHVILLE — The top students of 2017 for Northville Central School have been named. They are: Jasmine Vrooman Valedictorian Jasmine Vrooman, with a 92.9 average, is the daughter of Deborah Gardner-Vrooman and Lawrence Vrooman. She has been named valedictorian of the class of 2017 at ...

Preschool teacher and the evening’s “vet,” Kate Yoder, examines second-grader Emma Countryman’s new horse.

P.A.W.S holds ‘pet’ adoption clinic

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District’s parent-teacher organization called P.A.W.S. recently hosted “Animaland” for students to adopt a furry stuffed pet, according to a news release. After children chose animals such as puppies, dragons, horses, penguins, ...

Hall of Fame seeks nominations

AMSTERDAM — The Greater Amsterdam School District Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 GASD Hall of Fame class. Nominations are accepted for athletics, coaching, school officials and academic/professional achieve- ment.  To nominate someone to the Athletic Wing of ...

Area news in brief

Transportation deadline near GALWAY — April 1 will be the deadline for residents of the Galway Central School District to request transportation to nonpublic schools for the 2017-18 school year. Residents who are eligible for transportation to a nonpublic school under the 15-mile limit ...

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Pride of the principal

Boulevard Elementary School Principal Tom Komp stands with the Principal Pride winners for January, grades kindergarten through second. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Alyssa Hume, Carlito Cruz, Angel Ubiles, Khloe VanNostrand and Bailey Gancarz. In the back row, from left, are ...

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The Fonda-Fultonville High School Art Department has announced there is a student art exhibit featured at Brett Butler’s Italian Oven, 22 W. Main St., Fonda. A variety of pieces were created by students Meaghan Macdougall, Kelsey Denton, Jenna Santababara, Morgan Hickey, Savannah Bell, Marshall Hildreth, Emma Pitts and Travis Geniti. Their artwork will be on display until April 24.

Student art on display

The Fonda-Fultonville High School Art Department has announced there is a student art exhibit featured at Brett Butler’s Italian Oven, 22 W. Main St., Fonda. A variety of pieces were created by students Meaghan Macdougall, Kelsey Denton, Jenna Santababara, Morgan Hickey, Savannah Bell, ...

Call for artists at Nigra arts center

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is seeking entries for its first Fulton-Montgomery Art Show, to be held from May 6 to June 5, featuring only the works of artists who live or work in Fulton and Montgomery counties. Artists may submit work until April 9 through ...

Two community action agencies partner

Fulmont Community Action Agency has announced a partnership with Schenectady Community Action Program in support of the development of the newly formed Mohawk Valley Employer Resource Network. The Mohawk Valley ERN represents an innovative approach to helping under-resourced and high-stressed ...

Some of the cast members of "Once Upon A Mattress," which will play to three showings this weekend at Gloversville High School.
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‘Once Upon A Mattress’ this weekend

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville High School Scitamard Drama Club will present three showings of “Once Upon A Mattress” this weekend. The shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gloversville High School auditorium. If you thought you knew the ...

The cast from the Drama Club for this weekend’s double production of Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.”  (Photo submitted)

Mayfield Drama Club to present two plays

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Drama Club’s double feature production of Disney’s “Mulan Jr.” and Little Mermaid” opens this weekend at Mayfield High School. The musicals are being presented Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. as one production with an ...

Gloversville Sew Busy Quilt Guild quilters Joanne       Gasner, left, and Nancy Frank hold up a quilt they presented to Littauer        newborn Asher Killian       Betters and his mother, Jackie Betters.                   The hand-crafted quilt was specially made for National Quilting Day.
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Family gifted quilt from Sew Busy Quilt Guild

GLOVERSVILLE – In honor of National Quilting Day, the Gloversville Sew Busy Quilt Guild recognized Littauer’s Birthing Center newborn Asher Killian Betters with a hand-crafted quilt, according to a news release. Asher, son of Jackie Betters and Brady Guy of Gloversville, was born on March ...

Nathan Littauer partners with health care company

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is now partnered with Martin’s Point Health Care, offering US Family Health Plan, a TRICARE Prime option available to eligible military beneficiaries, according to a news release. A one-on-one seminar with Keith Prairie of ...

The Mad Hatter from Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland” is shown. The Overlook Mansion is teaming uup with Little Falls Theater for a day of adventure. (Photo submitted)

Mansion and theater group to present ‘Alice in Wonderland’

LITTLE FALLS — April Fool’s Day is a time for pranks and silliness which makes it a perfect day to spend time with a few characters from Lewis Carroll’s classic tale “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The owners of Overlook Mansion have invited Little Falls Theater to turn the ...

Erie Canal play to be performed by Capital Rep Theater on April 1

ALBANY — The play “They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal” will be performed for free by Capital Repertory Theater and hosted by the Shaker Heritage Society on April 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Shaker Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road. “They Built America” is the third ...

The People’s Choice Award from last year’s Capital District Garden & Flower Show is shown.  (Photo submitted)

Annual flower show returns

TROY — Upstate New York’s premier garden and flower show will mark its 30th anniversary when the annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show returns to the 60,000-square foot McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, Friday through Sunday. This year’s theme is ...

Hall of Famers set for May

COOPERSTOWN — The ninth Hall of Fame Classic will be held at Doubleday Field on May 27 as Hall of Famers and recently retired players suit up for the annual seven-inning legends game. Presented by Ford Motor Company and fueled with assistance from Major League Baseball, the classic ...

Gloversville Middle School Principal Mark Batty, right, and GMS Assistant Principal Christopher DePaolo, left, and the Eagle Award winners for the second quarter of 2016-17. (Photo submitted)

GMS students earn second-quarter Eagle Awards

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Middle School Principal Mark Batty has announced the names of 15 sixth, seventh and eighth-graders who earned the school’s Eagle Award for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. The award winners were sixth-graders Dalton Bleyl, James Collar, Sawyer ...

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Students of the Month

The Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students of the month for February were recently announced. The word used to pick the students was “caring.” From left, are Michael Reese, seventh grade; Grace Smith, sixth grade; Alexa Stewart, eighth grade; Jacob Church, seveth grade and Shannon VanAken, ...

From left, Juliet Mancini, Aimee Gerard and Emily Clizbe were given cash awards for their accomplishments by the Soroptomists International of Fulton and Montgomery counites. (Photo submitted)

Soroptomists award $6,000 to three

JOHNSTOWN — On Feb. 22, Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery counties disbursed $6,000 in cash awards among three young women from the two-county area. The organization, led by President Cindy Rivera, held its youth and women’s annual award meeting at The Holiday Inn in ...