Community News

Solar plan aims to help project

BROADALBIN - Energy savings from a solar array would pay for about 5 percent of the cost of a proposed capital project in the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, according to a news release.On May 17, residents of the district will vote on a proposed $39.7 million capital project, which ...

Women honored for achievements

JOHNSTOWN - Fulton County Soroptimist members honored two women with awards in celebration of their outstanding achievements. Club President Cynthia Rivera presided over the award ceremony, which was held at the Hales Mills County Club in Johnstown, during the club's March meeting.According to ...

Irish music concert slated in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - The Montgomery County Historical Society has received funding for Bright Mohawk Valley: A Concert of Irish Roots Music, by regional period music ensemble Liaisons Plaisantes, a news release said.The concert of historic Irish tunes and ballads will be held at 3 p.m. April 24 at the ...

Activities set at health fair

JOHNSTOWN - In celebration of the National Public Health Week, the Fulton County Department of Public Health, the Long Term Care Councils of Fulton and Montgomery Counties and local community organizations are hosting the second annual Connecting Our Generations Health and Wellness Fair from ...

Hearing planned for trailway

AMSTERDAM - The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be holding a public hearing April 13 on the planned development of the Erie Canalway Trail from Amsterdam to Pattersonville, a news release said.The new section will add a 4.6 mile non-motorized ...

St. Mary’s fashion show planned

AMSTERDAM - The St. Mary's auxiliary is busy preparing for its annual fashion show and luncheon, this year to be held on April 10 at Riverstone Manor in Scotia. According to a news release, the event will highlight the latest fashions from Lord & Taylor. Models for the event include: ...

Equal pay to be discussed at AAUW meeting

GLOVERSVILLE - Equal Pay Day will be the focus of the annual meeting of the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown Branch of the American Association of University Women, a news release said.The dinner meeting will take place on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Harold's Restaurant, 176 W. Fulton St. Laurie ...

Galway library sets schedule for classes, events

GALWAY - The Galway Public Library, 5264 Sacandaga Road, announced the schedule of programs and classes for April. Registration at 882-6385 is encouraged for all classes but drop-ins may attend if enough room and supplies are available, a news release said.April 2 at 10 a.m., Pokemon Club.pril ...

GMS set to present ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

GLOVERSVILLE - Audiences will see how a "bushel and a peck" of students from Gloversville Middle School "can do" when the students present their production of "Guys and Dolls Jr." Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a news release said.A musical comedy, "Guys and Dolls" follows Salvation Army ...

Crime victims’ week planned

GLOVERSVILLE - This year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be held April 10 through 16, and the theme will be "Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope," and it presents the opportunity to highlight the importance of providing needed services at the earliest stage of ...

Area news in brief

Caroga stationsets hoursCAROGA - The Caroga Transfer Station on Lane Road will be open for summer hours beginning Friday.The expanded summer schedule is: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday; 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.This schedule is in effect through Sept. 30.Caroga ...

JHS to present ‘Cinderella’ production

JOHNSTOWN - There's magic to be held at Johnstown High School's production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Cinderella" this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., a news release said.The musical was given a new book in 2013 and yet remains at its foundation a bit of ...

Martens to be honored at Forever Wild event

NORTHVILLE - Former New York State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens will be honored as Conservationist of the Year at the Forever Wild Day celebration hosted by the Adirondack Council on July 9, a news release said.The event will be held at the Inn at the Bridge in ...

Students dance with grant help

GLOVERSVILLE - A dance education program that helped Park Terrace Elementary students gain a deeper understanding of academic concepts last spring, will return to the school in May through grant funding provided by The Saratoga Arts Council, a news release said.This year the council awarded a ...

Summer production planned

GLOVERSVILLE - The production of "Once on This Island" will take place this summer at The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St., a news release said.The production will be directed by Devan and Will Eagan. The musical director is Wendy Boltash. The costumer is Richelle ...

Students named to honor society

JOHNSTOWN - Twenty- two students from Johnstown High School were inducted into membership of the William A. Wright Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school March 16.Members were selected by the Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, ...

Perth fire dept. participating in April 23 RecruitNY event

PERTH - The Perth Volunteer Fire Company will open its doors to area residents April 23 so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the sixth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, a news release said.Like most volunteer fire departments, ...

Beech-Nut site in design academy

CANAJOHARIE - The American Architectural Foundation announced the Beech-Nut factory project in the village has been selected to participate in the 2016 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.The Beech-Nut project is one of four winning public-private development teams chosen from a field that ...

Coupon class scheduled at YMCA in April

JOHNSTOWN -?A?coupon class will take place at the Fulton County YMCA in April.The class will teach people how to shop for the best deals, match coupons, get the best coupons and organize coupons, a news release said.Participants will be given a starter set of coupons.People can stop at the ...

Community Calendar

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 ...