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From left, Lisa Thatcher (art instructor), Mark Klug (holding the award), Nicole Lyons, Andy Hall, Justin Schram, Adobi Woods, Frank Rivera, Breauna Theobald, Samantha Togaila, Bethany Cramer, Dorothy Cool, Nicole Bellamy, Anthony Battisti, Sue Jones (art instructor), and Amy Devendorf (art director). (Photo submitted)

Liberty wins first in state art show

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC’s Liberty Through the Arts Program won first place at The New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies’ art show held during their annual conference, this April. A contemporary, three-piece, sculpture named “The Three Sisters” was ...

White returns following intensive research project

WORCESTER, MA — Julia White of Amsterdam, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Bangkok, Thailand, according to a news release. The ...

Superintendent Thomas Sincavage, Regent Beverly Ouderkirk, board of education vice president Cathie Rust and building superintendent Jeremy Siddon during Ouderkirk's visit to the school Tuesday. (Photo submitted)

Education regent visits Wells school

WELLS — New York state Department of Education Regent Beverly Ouderkirk visited Wells Central School Tuesday. According to a news release, Ouderkirk visited the school to see education in action in a small school setting. Superintendent Thomas Sincavage, District Superintendent Patrick ...

Peter Cousler, a Fort Plain Museum board of trustees member is shown during the September 2016 history fair. (Photo submitted)

Exhibitors needed for Minden History Fair

MINDEN — The Town of Minden will hold its third annual History Fair on Saturday (June 3) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organizers are seeking exhibitors to bring their collections for display during the Saturday event. This year’s event will be held in the Fort Plain Elementary School ...

Memorial Day parade, events planned

GLOVERSVILLE — The annual Gloversville Memorial Parade and Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 29, the Gloversville parade committee has announced. Again this year, the line of march will be from Sixth Avenue and North Main Street, east on Sixth Avenue to Kingsboro Avenue, south on ...

Pictured from left, Tina Mangino-Coffey, president, Mangino Chevrolet; Lesley Lanzi, FM Foundation chief advancement officer and executive director; Gregg Roth, director of FMÕs information technology department and golf committee co-chair; and, Dave Groesbeck, general manager of Mangino Chevrolet standing in front of a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, this yearÕs featured hole-in-one vehicle at FMÕs annual golf tournament. (Photo submitted)

FMCC annual golf classic slated

Johnstown — Fulton-Montgomery Community College will be hosting its 24th annual Golf Classic on May 24 at Fox Run Golf Club in Johnstown. This year’s tournament will feature the 2018 Chevy Equinox as the hole-in-one vehicle sponsored by Mangino Chevrolet of Amsterdam.  This is the 11th ...

Parents of young children: Beware the dangers of lead

Lead poisoning is a major environmental threat for children, and it is especially dangerous for young children, where it can cause problems with a child’s growth, behavior, and ability to learn. Lead can also harm babies before they are born. A child can get lead poisoning by swallowing or ...

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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 ...

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Photo courtesy of Tony Ferraro The Decca Record baseball team representing Gloversville were the 1956 champions. Pictured, front row from left, Dick Warner, Clark Dunn, Tom Russo, Tony Guiffre, John Tartaglia, Giardino and Benney Scocco. Second row, from left, Dick Johnston, Don Barnett, ...

HFM Ag P-TECH teacher Julia Hudyncia works with students outside April 13. (Photo submitted)

HFM P-Tech teacher named outstanding teacher of the year

ST. JOHNSVILLE — HFM Ag PTECH teacher Julia Hudyncia has been named the 2017 Outstanding Teacher by the New York Association of Agricultural Educators. To be considered for the award, candidates are nominated by fellow agriculture teachers and must complete an application process. The ...

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Student honored with seminar trip

JOHNSTOWN — Kyle Kearsley, a radiologic technology student at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2017 Student Leadership Development Program. The ASRT represents more than 153,000 members who perform ...

Dakota Witze,right, receives a check for the first annual Katherine B. House Camp Fowler scholarship from John Barron. (Photo submitted)

Student awarded camp scholarship

JOHNSTOWN — Dakota Witzke of Fort Plain, a member of the Sunday school at Johnstown Reformed Church, recently received the first annual Katherine B. House Camp Fowler Scholarship from John Barron, allowing her to attend Camp Fowler, a Christian camp in Speculator, this summer. The ...

Chamber music at the local chamber of commerce planned

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Business Improvement District, Gloversville Community Music and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to bring to downtown Gloversville Chamber Music at the Chamber, a chamber music series for 2016-17 with their fourth concert ...

Retirement workshop planned

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Public Library will be hosting an educational workshop in conjunction with Retirement Solutions, titled “Planning Your Social Security Retirement Strategy,” for pre-retirees age 55 and older at 6 p.m. on May 3. Today’s baby boomers can expect to spend more ...

Voter registration underway

GALWAY — Absentee ballots are available to registered voters of the Galway Central School District who will not be able to vote on Election Day – May 16. An absentee ballot application must be submitted before a ballot can be issued. The application is available on the District’s ...

Evolution within the women’s movement to be subject of talk

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host Helen Martin on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to present, “The Ultimate Rift: Evolution within the Women’s Suffrage Movement.” Martin will discuss the evolution in the movement and the role of Johnstown native Elizabeth Cady Stanton ...

Members of Mothers Against Global Warming display signs on the corner of West Main  and Market Street in Johnstown to provide  awareness of environmental issues. From left, Bonnie Van Wie, Liz Russo and Jahnn Gibson. (Photo submitted)

Earth Day/Clean Energy Fair set for Saturday

JOHNSTOWN — The Earth Day/Clean Energy Fair will take place in the Sir William Johnson Park on Main Street in Johnstown from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature vendors, informational displays and music. Informational displays will be provided by P-Tech students, Fulton ...

Liberty ARC receives industry honor

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc., has been awarded the Workplace Excellence Award by the Bivarus Company. This prestigious, national award is given to only a select few companies, each year, who achieve high standards in workplace communication, ...

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 ...

The owner and several employees are gathered around some of the prizes the L.J. Hand Farm Center Inc., Route161, Glen, will be giving away at its 50th anniversary open house on Saturday, April 22. Shown, from left, are Cortney Lenz, Terry Dygert Jr., owner Sandra Borden, Mudji Dillenbeck, Restel Matteson, John Sopczak and Laura Sopczak.
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L.J. Hand celebrates 50 years

GLEN — When the L.J. Hand Farm Center Inc. on Route 161 conducts its 50th anniversary open house from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, it will celebrate not only a business, but also the man who built it from scratch. “This business is my uncle, his dream, his baby, his life,” said Sandra ...