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Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre, right, presents Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Executive Director Mark Quandt with a $45,000 donation at the Food Bank headquarters in Latham, on Jan. 13. The food bank helps Fulton and Montgomery County food pantries.
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Hannaford donates $45,000 to food bank

ALBANY — Hannaford Supermarkets announced a $45,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York as part of its annual Hannaford Helps program, according to a news release. The donation coincides with a critical time of need for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New ...

The Meher-Dallman 75th family reunion takes place

GLOVERSVILLE — The Meher-Dallman 75th family reunion took place July 30, 2016, at the Pleasant Square Firehouse. There were approximately 105 who attended from Gloversville, Johnstown, Northville, Caroga Lake, Edinburg, Oppenheim; Ballston Lake and Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County; ...

Contestants play Arctic Golf as part of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. (Photo courtesy of Mark Kurtz)

Artic golf heading to New York City

SARANAC LAKE — Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park’s Winter Jam event on Jan. 28. Not many people can say they’ve played miniature golf outdoors ...

Fulton-Montgomery Community College fall dean’s list

Johnstown — The following students were named to the fall 2016 dean’s list. The students earned this honor by acheiving a semester grade point average equal to or exceeding 3.20: A Jennifer Abel, Mayfield; Christina Ableman, Amsterdam; Michael Abrams, Amsterdam; Hope Adair, ...

New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Scott Walker receives his commendation medal on Jan. 7. (Photo submitted)

Walker honored for guard service

FULTONVILLE — New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Scott Walker of Fultonville, assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters here received the Army Commendation Medal on Jan. 7 for his support of a 2016 training exercise at Fort Polk, La. Walker deployed as part of the Exercise ...

Tim Clark will present a first-person account of Charles Lindbergh’s life on Jan. 28 in Saratoga Springs. (Photo submitted)

First-person account of Charles Lindberg’s life set

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The accomplishments of Charles Lindbergh, the American who transfixed the world when he flew from New York to Paris alone in 1927, are the subject of a free talk on Saturday, Jan 28 at 2 p.m. at the New York State Military Museum here. Tim Clark, a former U.S. Air Force ...

EPA seeks nominations for environmental champions

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes and honors environmental trailblazers — individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and protecting public health. EPA is seeking nominations of environmental ...

State preservation grants available

ALBANY — Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for 2017 Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants, signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts and Preservation League of New York State. A total ...

Brain, body program scheduled Tuesday

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Margaret Reaney Memorial Library will host Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association. According to a news release: For centuries, it has been known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. ...

Health insurance enrollment: Jan. 31 deadline approaching

GLENS FALLS — Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace ends on Jan. 31. Adirondack Health Institute is offering free enrollment assistance services to individuals, families and small business owners in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, ...

Prepare to E-file: Tax season begins Monday

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has announced that income tax filing season begins Monday. Ninety-two percent of New York taxpayers e-filed in 2016. “E-filers typically receive a refund twice as fast as paper-filers, and the tax software helps reduce errors and ...

An Alice in Wonderland-themed winter women’s weekend will run from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5 in the Lake George area, according to a news release. Participants will stay in Adirondack-style cabins at the foot of Buck Mountain featuring single and bunk beds. Modern bathroom facilities are a short walk from the cabins. A chef prepares meals, beginning with a welcome dinner on the first night and ending with a departure lunch on the last day. Snowshoeing and tubing will be available. A discount is available for sign-up before Friday. Visit www.LakeGeorgeCamp.org or call 656-9462 to register.
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Women’s weekend

An Alice in Wonderland-themed winter women’s weekend will run from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5 in the Lake George area, according to a news release. Participants will stay in Adirondack-style cabins at the foot of Buck Mountain featuring single and bunk beds. Modern bathroom facilities are a short ...

Home Helpers, Direct Link receive best provider award

HAGAMAN — Home Helpers and Direct Link of Amsterdam last week announced that it received the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, according to a news release. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top ranking home care providers, based on client ...

Boulevard Elementary School Principal Tom Komp is pictured with the December Principal Pride winners for grades kindergarten through second. Back from left: Annabell Emerson, Jayden Murphy, Cara Sweeney, Octavio Wilson, Peyton Lott and Kaelyn Jepsen. Front from left: Vivian Mackey, Jakob Edwards, Caitlyn Pettit, Evan Hotaling, McKenna Dow and Frederick Morrison. The Principal Pride award is sponsored by Tom Komp, Boulevard Elementary School PTA and the Law Office of John N. Clo.
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Principal pride

Above, Boulevard Elementary School Principal Tom Komp is pictured with the December Principal Pride winners for grades kindergarten through second. Back from left: Annabell Emerson, Jayden Murphy, Cara Sweeney, Octavio Wilson, Peyton Lott and Kaelyn Jepsen. Front from left: Vivian Mackey, ...

Community calendar

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

Shown, from left, at a recent Mayfield School District gathering are seventh-grader Britain Goodemote; high school Principal Christopher Wojeski; junior Ethan Gallup; Lou and Nancy Stutzke, of Fuel-N-Food; seventh-grader Hunter Jones; and Sandra Brower, a member of the leadership board of Academy of Character Education at Russell Sage College in Troy. Lou holds a certificate of appreciation from the academy.
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Business owners given award

MAYFIELD — Lou Stutzke, co-owner with his wife, Nancy, of Fuel-N-Food, was nominated for the Champion of Character Award during a recent gathering of Mayfield School District’s Character Education Program’s second year, according to a news release. The program, called SPARRK, encourages ...

Tonko selected for energy committee

ALBANY — Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) has been selected to serve as the lead Democratic member on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee on environment, according to a news release. As ranking member, Tonko will serve as a national advocate for policies that promote clean ...

Center expands free tax preparation

AMSTERDAM — The Horace J. Inman Senior Citizen Center, in conjunction with American Association of Retired Persons, announced that it is now taking reservations for its 2017 tax preparation season, which starts Feb. 6, and ends April 11, according to a news release. As during last season, ...

Kyle Jenks as President James Madison will bring his show to Amsterdam on Wednesday.  (Photo submitted)

Period-actor to bring play to Rug City

AMSTERDAM — Kyle Jenks will appear in a lighthearted recounting of President James Madison’s 1791 “botanizing” trip with his best friend Thomas Jefferson. Madison will recall his first inaugural as President of the United States and the grand ball that showcased his Lady ...

Samantha Graves poses with a skeen of handspun yarn. Graves is opening a co-op fiber mill.
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Fiber mill co-op opening next to SUNY

COBLESKILL — Samantha Graves arrived in Richmondville with a dream of opening a fiber mill in the next three years. Little did she realize, as soon as farmers heard news of a local mill, they would be dropping fiber off to her front door. “It was a huge, but pleasant surprise,” said ...