Community News

Tips for managing diabetes during the holiday season

The holiday season is both a beautiful and stressful time of year for most of us. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it can be even more challenging to manage your diabetes and the holidays at the same time. However, according to the American Diabetes Association, with some minor ...

Senior news in brief

Bridge club winners for Nov. 27 event JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Nov. 27 at the at the Johnstown Public Library. The north-south winners were first place, Doris McIntosh and Arlene Comstock; second place, Sheila Sammons and John Chrisman; ...

Office for the Aging menu

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Two county lawsuits dismissed by sheriff

ALBANY — A lawsuit filed by a Fulton County resident who alleged he was assaulted and “irreparably injured” while in custody in Montgomery County has been discontinued with prejudice. The suit, filed by Jose Samuels against Montgomery County Sheriff Michael Amato; Jail Administrator ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; Communion ...

SPCA to hold 10th annual pet portraits

AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold its 10th annual holiday pet portraits and vendor fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Center, according to a news release. A $25 donation includes three printed photos and a ...

Holiday travel reminders

SYRACUSE — In preparation of the upcoming holiday travel season, Syracuse International Airport would like to remind passengers to not only prepare for increased passenger volume at the airport, but also newly implemented TSA screening procedures at the checkpoint and ongoing airport ...

Theresa Jackson leading the Mohawk Valley Chorus kids during rehearsal. (Photo submitted)

Mohawk Valley Chorus season set

AMSTERDAM — The Mohawk Valley Chorus kicks off its 82nd season with its annual Christmas concert series in Scotia on Friday, Johnstown on Saturday and Amsterdam on Sunday. Tickets are available, in advance from chorus members, and at the door before each performance at 8 p.m. Friday, at ...

Santa waves from a horse-drawn wagon during the annual Johstown "Home for the Holidays" Parade and Colonial Stroll on Main Street in Johnstown on 12/02. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Johnstown Colonial Stroll and Parade Friday line up

Division 1 Line-up: East Main Street between Chase Street and Jansen Avenue All participants should be on the north side of the street facing west 1. Johnstown Police Department 2. Johnstown mayor and city council 3. Assemblyman Marc Butler 4. Cub Scouts Pack # 5169 5. Girl Scouts ...

Berkshire Fire Department to hold annual roast beef dinner

GLOVERSVILLE — The Berkshire Fire Department announces its annual roast beef dinner, Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.   Berkshire has been doing this annual dinner for over 30 years but this is the first time to hold  it in December. With so many fall dinners happening in the community, the ...

Holiday events planned Friday

JOHNSTOWN — In conjunction with the city’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Ave., will hold a free holiday open house on Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th-century music ...

Staying safe from carbon monoxide

FONDA — Montgomery County Public Health wants everyone to be warm this winter, but they also want people to be safe while heating their homes during the cold, winter months ahead, according to a news release. Every year, many people get sick or die due to carbon monoxide poisoning from ...

50-Plus Club to host open house Friday

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club will be hosting an open house at the Senior Center, 109 E. Main Street on Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is in conjunction with the Holiday Parade and Colonial Stroll downtown. The club is inviting people to stop in the center, which will be ...

Shown is a detail of the “float work” of the historic, locally-woven coverlet that the Fort Plain Free Library will be raffling off on Sunday, Dec. 3. The geometric pattern of the textile, most likely woven in the town of Palatine area of Stone Arabia between 1780 to 1840, is created by yarns that pass over the plain-weave ground. (Photo submitted)

Antique coverlet raffle planned

FORT PLAIN — Citing the quality workmanship in an expertly crafted, vintage coverlet that is being raffled off by the Fort Plain Free Library during a noon to 4 p.m. open house on Dec. 3, according to a news release. Textile expert Susan Rabbit Goody recently described it as “a beautiful ...

Tree lighting, ceremonies slated

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The village, in cooperation with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 168, will welcome the start of the Christmas season on Sunday.  The American Legion will host a chili supper beginning at 3 p.m. at a cost of $3 per person, to be ...

Activities set at Johnson Hall Friday

JOHNSTOWN — In conjunction with the city’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Ave., will hold a free holiday open house on Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th-century music ...