Community News

BOCES expands course options

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educaitonal Services’ Career and Technical Center’s Environmental Conservation program will soon expand its opportunities for students to include fish stocking and aquatic habitat creation. According to a news release from ...

December students of the month include Olyvia DeRocker, Katherine Gifford, Tucker Johnson, Embree Fielding, Hannalee Johnson, Joe Horan, Karis Ward, Georgianna Angus, Sarah Horan, Kirsten Draper,  Torin Steele, Andrew Yuenger, Aleea Fisher, Logan Bartlett,  Jacob Brown, Eleyna Rivas,  Daniel Waldvogel, Keoni Kerr, Brooke Cheney, Lauren Cernak and Arianna Christiano. (Photo submitted)

Wheelerville Students of the month

Nicole Dettenrieder, principal of the Wheelerville Union Free School, announces the December Students of the Month. Teachers nominate a student based on their positive character traits, leadership, and citizenship. They must demonstrate excellent behavior inside and outside the classroom. They ...

Members of the Fonda-Fultonville FFA with Farm Credit East Branch Manager Rob Yurkewecz, third from right in the back row. (Photo submitted)

Fonda-Fultonville FFA receives $400 donation from agriculture company

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville’s chapter of the FFA recently received a $400 donation from Farm Credit East, an agricultural financial service. The donation was delivered by branch manager Rob Yurkewecz, a Fonda-Fultonville alumnus from the class of 1996. “We’re happy to do anything we ...

County issues winter storm advice

FONDA — Montgomery County Public Health has issued the following safety advice during winter storms. Winter may leave a beautiful wonderland, but it also creates a dangerous and hazardous environment. Winter storms can immobilize a region and disrupt power and emergency/medical services. ...

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

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 ...

Tractor trailer overturns in city

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 ...

Stand-up comedy set for Century Club

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 ...

Community Calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

Office for the Aging menu

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Ethan Blood

Ethan Blood is Knox spelling bee winner

JOHNSTOWN — Seventh-grader Ethan Blood, son of Jennifer Blood of Johnstown and Ronald Blood of Gloversville, recently won the Knox spelling bee and will represent Knox at the 36th annual Capital Region Spelling Bee. The regional spelling bee will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, at ...

Employers have until Feb. 15 to implement new tax guidelines

WASHINGTON — As of Jan. 11, employers received new withholding guidance from Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service in order to implement tax cuts and other provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a news release. Employers are encouraged to implement the new withholding ...

Judges announced for pageant

GLOVERSVILLE —A panel of judges has been assembled for the 2018 Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County Pageant. The annual pageant, run by the Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Organization will be held at Gloversville Middle School on Saturday at 7 ...

Chamber annual ceremony planned

GLOVERSVILLE — Mark Kilmer, president/CEO of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced the chamber’s 2017 award winners and in addition, the list of sponsors of the 2018 annual celebration and cocktail party at which the awards will be celebrated. The chamber’s ...

Former resident named college department head

TAMPA, Fla. — Dr. John Reffue, the son of David Reffue of Johnstown, and Ann Reffue of St. Johnsville, has been named department chairman for communications and humanities at the Dale Mabry campus of Hillsborough Community College. Reffue will be primarily responsible for the hiring and ...

Outreach center sets list of activities for January

JOHNSTOWN — The following are this month’s events at the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center, 86 Briggs St., Suite 6. Thursday at 5 p.m. free spaghetti dinner. Thue=rsday, Jan. 18 and 25: At 6:30 p.m. Young in Recovery — an all recovery meeting format that supports ...

Nominations for excellence in historic preservation sought

ALBANY — The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout the state. The nominations must be submitted online by Feb. 15. The awards will be ...

Community calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Opioid summit planned

FORT PLAIN — Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties and Fort Plain Reformed Church will host an Opioid Awareness and Prevention Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 3, at the church, 165 Canal St. The day will start off with a special agent from the Drug Enforcement ...

Free meal program to be discussed

CANAJOHARIE  — An update on the Community Eligibility Program that affects the free meals program for students will discussed at the Canajoharie Central School District board of education business meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the high school, 136 Scholastic Way. The board ...