Community News

Doreen and Wayne Wnuk present a check for $1,000 to St. Mary’s Foundation Executive Director Jessica Smrtic, right, to support St. Mary’s Cancer Screening Program. (Photo submitted)

Worthy cause

AMSTERDAM — ATV racer Wayne Wnuk of Amsterdam presented a check for $1,000 to The Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare in January, to support the organization’s cancer screening program. The St. Mary’s cancer screening program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties provides ...

Littauer Hospital

Feb. 1 Admissions Victor Colon of Gloversville. Maxine M. Tubbs of Speculator. Discharges Valerie A. Wade of Gloversville. Births Mr. and Mrs. Jason Mayes of Johnstown, a boy at 11:53 a.m. Feb. 2 Admissions Malcolm Newton of Gloversville. Discharges Victor ...

DEC forest rangers rescues

ALBANY — New York state Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations, and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, ...

Mohawk Harvest Market announces discount schedule

GLOVERSVILLE — The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Market St., announced Wednesday that the new discount for all co-op member-shareholders is 5 percent every day. The discount, which began Feb. 1, will not apply to wholesale or sale items. It is offered to any member-shareholder in ...

Do we have your cash? More than $1M in lost money returned daily

Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds. DiNapoli oversees 35 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at $14.5 billion ...

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Johnstown native Gerard Gifford receives promotion

PHILADELPHIA — Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) has announced that Johnstown native Gerard H. Gifford, 61, has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer effective April 1. In this new role, Mr. Gifford will continue to report to Timothy J. Donahue, President and ...

Riverside third-graders and their box buddies look at lettuce plants.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Forster Rothbart)

College, elementary partner for harvest buddies program

ONEONTA — Nearly 70 SUNY Oneonta students helped launch a new service-learning partnership aimed at getting local elementary school children excited about growing their own food. With grant funding acquired through SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community, assistant ...

Alpin Haus Fitness Center hosts hot warrior yoga training classes

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus Fitness Center has announced that locally-based yoga instructor Jennilee Toner will offer her acclaimed Hot Warrior Yoga Teacher Training at its 800-square foot yoga studio in Amsterdam. The 200-hour, six-weekend course is designed for individuals who are interested ...

Local musician Bill Ackerbauer, pictured at left,  has released a new album of original songs. The eight-track EP, titled "Discovery," was released Feb. 3 on the online independent music platform Bandcamp.com, which donated all of that day's sales proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union in support of free speech and other civil rights. Ackerbauer, a former longtime editor and writer with The Leader-Herald, now works in human services as his main occupation but also teaches guitar and violin lessons at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. He performs music both as a solo artist and with two regional bands, Junk Rocket and The Doghouse Carpenters. To stream, download or order copies of "Discovery," visit https://smokinbill.bandcamp.com.
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Bill Ackerbauer releases new album ‘Discovery’

Local musician Bill Ackerbauer, pictured at left, has released a new album of original songs. The eight-track EP, titled "Discovery," was released Feb. 3 on the online independent music platform Bandcamp.com, which donated all of that day's sales proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union ...

SUNY set to host Poetry Out Loud state competition

ALBANY — State University of New York campuses are set to host the Poetry Out Loud Contest. The program, held simultaneously across the United States, is part of its ongoing partnership with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council ...

Captain Science scheduled to hold Take It Apart series at library

FORT PLAIN — When Captain Science returns to the Fort Plain Free Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, he’ll be challenging his second- to sixth-grade proteges to take things apart, figure out what makes them tick, and put them back together. The young “agents” of retired Clinton ...

“Over The Hill to the Poorhouse” is where John R. Warman would probably have ended up if he hadn’t skipped out of Gloversville when he did.
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John R. Warman, won’t you please come home

Was he an unrepentant con man or someone who sincerely regretted getting in over his head by making bad investments with other people’s money? No doubt angry Gloversville citizens, particularly those having deposits in the Fulton County National Bank back in 1885, would have liked to ask ...

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 ...

Students read to shelter pets during event

AMSTERDAM — Nearly 200 students from St. Mary’s Institute participated in National Day of Service on Monday. The school partnered with the Montgomery County SPCA to help raise awareness and funds for their local animal shelter. The SPCA set up a mobile adoption site right at SMI for the ...

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Rosa Clemente to speak during FM lecture series

JOHNSTOWN —  On Tuesday, Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Barto Lecture Series, in conjunction with Student Activities Board, will host guest speaker Rosa Clemente speaking on “Politics in Our Time.” Clemente, a native of the South Bronx, has spent her life dedicated to scholar ...

Honor rolls and graduations

Russell Sage College TROY — Sandra Marsh of Gloversville, the daughter of John and Nancy Marsh of Johnstown, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Russell Sage College, Troy, Rennselaer County. SUNY Cobleskill COBLESKILL — Adam James Caputo, the son of James and ...

Area news in brief

Chamber after-hours event planned Gloversville — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Raindancer Restaurant, 4582 Route 30, Amsterdam. The event is hosted by the Amsterdam Rotary District 7190. The event ...

Agricultural grants available

ALBANY — Proposals are being sought for research and grower education projects. Applications are due by Feb. 14, for projects to utilize up to $600,000 under the Specialty Crop Block Grant program through a competitive bid process, according to a news release from the state Department of ...

The Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students of the month for December are pictured above. The word for the month was honesty, which was used to pick the students. From left,  Gabriella Lanzi, sixth grade; Richard Mancini, eighth grade; Grace Trinkle, sixth grade; Logan Reed, seventh grade and Cody Korona, seventh grade. 
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B-P students of the month

The Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students of the month for December are pictured above. The word for the month was honesty, which was used to pick the students. From left, Gabriella Lanzi, sixth grade; Richard Mancini, eighth grade; Grace Trinkle, sixth grade; Logan Reed, seventh grade ...

Each kindergarten student in the Northville Central School District was recently able to buy a heart in support of the Albany-area Ronald McDonald Houses. NCS high school students in the Community Leadership and Service class are running a Help with All Your Heart campaign, selling $1 and $5 hearts to raise money and collecting hygiene products in boxes throughout the school to donate to the houses.Pictured above, campaign organizer Catherine Millington, a student in Northville’s Community Leadership and Service class, is surrounded by the kindergarten students who were able to purchase a heart for the Ronald McDonald House thanks to a donation from a parent.
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Having a heart

Each kindergarten student in the Northville Central School District was recently able to buy a heart in support of the Albany-area Ronald McDonald Houses. NCS high school students in the Community Leadership and Service class are running a Help with All Your Heart campaign, selling $1 and $5 ...