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Reading program to begin May 1

GLOVERSVILLE - The fourth annual Gloversville Reads program will begin May 1 at the Gloversville Public Library. The program will focus on the book, "The Bucolic Plague," by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. This is the true story of two men from Manhattan, known as the Beekman Boys, who bought the Beekman ...

Wells school earns insurance award

WELLS - The Wells Central School District received the Utica National Insurance Group's School Safety Excellence Award for 2015.The honor, presented annually, recognizes school districts' safety efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors safe, a news release said.Wells ...

Lexington Foundation’s director to talk about programs

JOHNSTOWN - Wally Hart, executive director of the Lexington Foundation, will speak at 1 p.m. Saturday at an event hosted by the Women Democrats.Hart will talk about Lexington's programs and services for approximately 1,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in ...

Feuer to appear at program

GLOVERSVILLE - Knesseth Israel Synagogue will host a breakfast program May 3 at 10 a.m. with Gloversville scholar Dr. Menachem (Matthew) Feuer. Feuer, a 1988 graduate of Gloversville High School, will share insight from his years of teaching Jewish history and culture, a news release said.He ...

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Broadalbin-Perthoffers informationBROADALBIN - The Learning Community at Broadalbin-Perth will host an information night for parents of incoming prekindergarten students from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Broadalbin-Perth High school auditorium.The event will introduce parents to TLC staff ...

Draus receives recognition from state association

JOHNSTOWN - Lauren Draus, an adult educator with the Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services, will be recognized by the New York State Association of Community/Continuing Education as an Outstanding ...

Library announces schedule

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Public Library announced it will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. May 4.The 2015 Gloversville READS will feature the book, "The Bucolic Plague," by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. The library will host book-related activites from May 1 through June 30. People can visit the library ...

Johnstown students in honor society

JOHNSTOWN - Twenty-seven students from Johnstown High School were inducted into membership of the William A. Wright Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony at the school on March 24.Members were selected by the Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, ...

Museum program to focus on rural heritage

GLOVERSVILLE - The Fulton County Historical Society will meet Saturday at the Fulton County Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave. The program will cover Fulton County and its rural heritage, a topic that has never been presented, a news release said.From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the following family activities ...

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Chamber schedulesbrochure exchangesThe Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will offer Tourism Brochure Exchanges.There will be two exchanges, one for Fulton County tourism properties and one for Montgomery County tourism properties or related businesses. ...

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AAIf anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at 736-2644.TOPSFor more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit at 752-4148 or ...

Lerner named AAUW Emerging Leader

Paula Lerner has been selected as Emerging Leader of the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown Branch of the American Association of University Women for 2015. AAUW provides a platform for developing leaders, a news release said. The 2015 AAUW-NYS Emerging Leader Award recognizes one AAUW member ...

Reception slated at FMCC for student art exhibition

JOHNSTOWN - The 23rd annual Regional High School Exhibition is on display in Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Perrella Gallery through Wednesday.The exhibition highlights the artistic achievements of young artists throughout the region in grades nine through 12. This year's exhibit ...

FM to present ‘Vagina Monologues’

JOHNSTOWN - Fulton-Montgomery Community College will present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" on Saturday at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.This award-winning play is based on V-Day founder and playwright Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women, according to a news release. For more than 12 ...

County slates cleanup day

FONDA - County Executive Matthew Ossenfort and the Montgomery County Department of Youth, ATI and Veterans' Services announced the second Youth Serving Veterans Spring Cleanup Day will be held April 25 at 9 a.m."This is a great, worthwhile event," Ossenfort said in a news release. "Being able ...

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Menzel graduatesfrom basic trainingU.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st class Nicholas M. Menzel, the son of David and Virginia Menzel of Speculator, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an eight-week program that ...

AAUW summit for girls slated May 20

JOHNSTOWN - Registration materials for the fourth annual American Association of University Women Tech Savvy Summit for Girls have been distributed to middle schools in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties, a news release said. The conference for area girls in grades six through eight ...

School Notebook

Park TerraceElementary School, GloversvilleAntoinette Barboza's second-grade class has returned from spring break. In English language arts, second-graders learned all about insects. They have a journal in which they have been sharing what they learned about insects.The class will begin its ...

FFCS teams place at OM

FONDA - Three Fonda-Fultonville Central School Odyssey of the Mind teams advanced to the state competition at Binghamton University.The school's Silent Movie, Experiencing Technical Difficulties and Losing Your Marbles teams placed third, sixth and 10th, respectively, in the state competition, ...

Gloversville schools set kindergarten registration

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Enlarged School District will have kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year on the following dates.Meco: April 22, 23 and 24.Kingsborough: April 30 and May 1.Boulevard: May 6, 7 and 8.Park Terrace: May 13, 14 and 15.A child must be 5 years of age by ...