Community News

Home for the Holidays parade set for Dec. 2

JOHNSTOWN —The city’s Parade Committee announced Friday that this year’s “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Parade is set for Dec. 1. A committee news release indicated the parade will begin at 6 p.m. that Friday - the same night as the city’s annual Colonial Stroll. The release ...

New exhibits opens at FMCC

JOHNSTOWN — A new exhibition at Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Perrella Gallery, titled “The Valley” by artist William Ruller, will be on display from Friday to Dec. 15. The free exhibition will open with an artist’s reception and gallery talk from 7 to 9 p.m. with the ...

Fonda-Fultonville receives grant

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School received a $1,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation. It will be used to purchase books and materials needed for the school’s literacy program, according to a news release. Over the past several years, Fonda-Fultonville has focused on ...

The Inman Center in Amsterdam has received a donations check from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam for housing the church’s soup kitchen temporarily. From left, are Basilia Mendez, an Inman Cafe coordinator; Carol Slezak of Faith Kitchen; Rob von Hasseln, executive director of Inman Center; Joe Gavel of Faith Kitchen; Liz Tesiero  of Faith Kitchen; and Eileen Oakes, an Inman Cafe coordinator. (Photo submitted)

Inman Center receives donations

AMSTERDAM — The Horace J. Inman Senior Center recently received donations from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in recognition of the center hosting the church-sponsored Faith Soup Kitchen for the past 13 months. The amounts were not disclosed at the request of the donors. After a car ...

Area writer to read at local library

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville will host writer Christine Oarr Eggleston at the St. Johnsville Community House, today at 7 p.m. Eggleston, a former area journalist and retired Amsterdam teacher, will be reading from her series of Murder in the Mohawk ...

Pirates and princesses breakfast planned

AMSTERDAM — Pirates, princesses and their family members are invited to join the St. Mary’s Auxiliary for a pancake breakfast on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is being held at the St. Mary’s Memorial Campus cafeteria on Route 30 and will include breakfast as well as ...

Business clothing drive planned for students

JOHNSTOWN — HFM PTECH’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter is hosting a business clothing drive throughout the month of October, according to a news release. Gently used and new clothing will be accepted for donation during school hours and other times by appointment at the PTECH ...

Resident vies for local annual concert series

JOHNSTOWN — City resident Bill Ackerbauer is trying to launch a mid-summer concert series for 2018, looking for non-monetary support from the city. Ackerbauer told the Common Council Monday night at City Hall the four “small” free public concerts he envisions for the downtown bandshell ...

Meter readings in process

BROADALBIN — Reading of water meters for the November water billing has begun. Bills will be mailed on or about Nov 1. Meters are being read by village personnel bearing proper identification. If customers do not have outside readers and they are not home when the meter reader calls, a ...

Motorcyclist found dead in woods

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning in the town, when his bike struck a tree, state police reported Tuesday. A state police news release indicated 34-year-old Edward P. Laporte died in the fatal crash. His body found at about 7:44 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers ...

Autumn crafts program set

JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced a new program, Autumn Crafts, is scheduled at 2 Colonial Court.  “Fall into foliage and physical activity,” said Alicia DeRuscio B.S., Littauer’s ...

Spoken-word poet to be at FM Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton Montgomery Community College will be hosting to spoken word poet, musician and alumni of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 during two special event on Thursday. Wali “Flo” Shah will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. at the FMCC Theater. Shah will be also speaking at the FMCC ...

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 ...

Haunted House planned for Thursday and Friday

JOHNSTOWN — The Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties is planning its first ever Haunted House fundraiser on Thursday and Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. The agency’s parking lot at 307 to 309 Meadow St. will be transformed into a spooky tour complete with zombies and ...

AARP Tax-Aide in need of volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low- to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from Feb. 1 to April 15 at ...

Almost time for annual budget ritual

It’s almost time for the annual budget ritual that occurs with the government news beats I cover. Procedures involve taking county and city departments’ monetary “wish lists” for the coming year and throwing them into one big pot of gold. After weeks of pooling all these budgetary ...

Area religious activites

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Missionary Rich Marshall preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; evening service with Change of One Ministry Keri Bramer, 7 p.m. Monday: ...

Author plans barn presentation

GALWAY — Author Mary Cuffe Perez will read from her newly published book, “Barn Stories: Reflections from a Saratoga County Horse Farm,” at the Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road, on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The presentation will include photographs of the Saratoga County barn the stories are ...

AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low- to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from Feb. 1 to April 15 at ...

Maria and Ramon Rodriguez during their stay in Washington, D.C.  (Photo submitted)

Area business couple travel to Washington, D.C. to advocate

AMSTERDAM — Hagaman business owners Ramon and Maria Rodriguez traveled to Washington, D.C. to join franchisees and franchisors from across the nation in advocating for legislation introduced in Congress in July, 2017. The couple attended the International Franchise Association’s annual ...