Community News

Consortium announces 14 scholarship winners

JOHNSTOWN - The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Consortium has announced the winners of its fifth annual scholarship awards.The consortium honored the top female students in the Participation in Government courses in fourteen high schools in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties.The awards ...

Effort aims to boost tourism

FORT PLAIN - Fort Plain Museum Chairman Norm Bollen announced the museum is taking the lead in organizing a new marketing association for the Mohawk Valley's numerous 18th century historic sites."The initiative is an outgrowth of the state's Path Through History project" Bollen said in a news ...

Arkell donates to pavilion

AMSTERDAM - The Arkell Hall Foundation recently announced a $150,000 gift for the new St. Mary's Healthcare Outpatient Pavilion."The Arkell Hall Foundation is one of our most cherished community partners and one of our largest donors through the years here at St. Mary's," Victor Giulianelli, ...

Watercolor exhibit opens Wednesday in Northville

NORTHVILLE - Artist Karen J.F. Cooper will exhibit her watercolor paintings from Wednesday to Aug. 27 at the Northville Public Library Art Gallery, located at 341 S. Third St.The exhibit will be open during library hours:?from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and ...

School feted for digital efforts

BROADALBIN - Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization focusing on digital media and technology education, has recognized Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School for its digital and technology programs.According to Common Sense, BPIS ...

Gloversville eighth-graders recognized

GLOVERSVILLE - A total of 187 Gloversville Middle School eighth-graders - now members of the future Gloversville High School class of 2019 - were recognized for their accomplishments during a promotion ceremony in the middle school auditorium Thursday.Annual awards were given and students ...

Chicken dinner set in Wells

WELLS - The Wells United Methodist Church will have a chicken-and-biscuit dinner with a Fourth of July theme on Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., a news release said.The menu will consist of chicken in gravy on biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage, and home-made pies, cakes ...

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 ...

Historic Edinburg Day set

EDINBURG - The Edinburg Historical Society will hold its 24th Historic Edinburg Day at the Edinburg Four Corners on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Historic Edinburg Day will be celebrated by the Edinburg community with most sites located within walking distance of the Four Corners, a news ...

‘Mary Poppins’ offers a magical journey

JOHNSTOWN - Foothills Family Productions will present its children's summer theater production of the "practically perfect" musical, Disney's and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins," on June 29 and 30, and July 1, 2 and 3 at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College theater at 7 p.m.Based on ...

Area religious activities

Baptist Church of NorthvilleSunday: Sunday school, 8:45 and 11:30 a.m. worship service, 10 a.m.; Bible Institute, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Junior high youth group at Pink Chicken, 6 p.m.; senior high youth group at Pink Chicken, 8 p.m.Thursday: Prayer and praise service, 7 p.m.Believers' ...

Gibson receives AAUW award

MAYFIELD - Jahnn Gibson was honored as the Unsung Hero of the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the American Association of University Women at a recent meeting at the Mayfield Yacht Club, a news release said.Gibson became an active member in the branch soon after she joined in ...

Britt to speak at commencement

GLOVERSVILLE - Maria Britt, a 1979 Gloversville High School graduate and retired major general who was among the first women to graduate from West Point, will speak at the school's 138th Annual Commencement on Saturday.The daughter of Anthony and Dolores Corsini, two longtime Gloversville ...

Canajoharie kindergarten classes celebrate

CANAJOHARIE - Ready to move on to the first grade next year, 64 Canajoharie kindergarten students celebrated a year of learning during a ceremony Monday at Canajoharie High School.The students - members of the future Canajoharie High School Class of 2027 - sang songs and each received diplomas ...

School Notebook

Johnstown High SchoolThe school acknowledges Johnstown High School's junior, Adam Ferrari, who was erroneously left off of the high honor roll list for the 2014-15 third-quarter report card.JHS 2015 Yearbook Supplements must be ordered by Tuesday. Orders placed after that date will incur an ...

NHS’ Microsoft class successful for students

NORTHVILLE - Northville High School teacher Kimberly Schuyler has announced that six of her 10 Microsoft Office students obtained their Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2010 Certification this year.The certification requires a passing grade on an online test that takes 50 minutes to ...

Students hear testimony about schools

ALBANY - Students from across the 111th Assembly District met at the State Capitol on June 2 for Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara's second meeting of his Student Cabinet, which included a hearing on teacher evaluations with testimony from education experts.The students acted as state legislators ...

Firefighters’ group OK’d

AMSTERDAM - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, to create the Amsterdam Firefighters' Benevolent Association was passed Thursday in the New York State Senate.The bill incorporates the association and authorizes the fire department to receive foreign fire insurance ...

FMCC announces students on latest dean’s list

JOHNSTOWN - The following students have been named to the dean's list at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.They earned this honor by the attainment of a semester grade point average equal to or exceeding 3.2.Benjamin Adamoschek, Sprakers; Alaina Adams, Scotia; Jonathan Adorno, Amsterdam; ...

Broadalbin-Perth revamps summer program

By ARTHUR CLEVELANDThe Leader-HeraldBROADALBIN-The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is gearing up for this summer's planned summer enrichment program at The Learning Community, which will be different from its previous incarnations.At a June 16 board meeting, officials heard from ...