Community News

Department of Transportation complete end of month road work

UTICA — The following is the New York State Department of Transportation roadwork report for Oct. 29, week. The pavement striping will occur in counties to include Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery. The motorists may encounter lane shifts or lane closures with flaggers in place, according to a ...

National Grid to partner with FCAA

FONDA — The National Grid’s Fuel Conversion Program provides free, high-efficiency heating system conversions for low income, Home Energy Assistant Program qualified customers currently heating with oil, kerosene or electric, who own their own home and have natural gas in their area. ...

‘Broken Bad’ exhibit now on display at FM

JOHNSTOWN — A new exhibition at Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Perrella Gallery, titled Broken Bad, photographs by Phil Scalia is now on display through Dec 14. The work features Scalia’s recent photographs inspired by imagery taken from his experiences in rural upstate New ...

‘Novelette 13’ to perform classical works at Paul Nigra Center Friday

GLOVERSVILLE — Novelette 13, consisting of flutist Melanie Chirignan and pianist Mark Evans, will perform classical works, including the Poulenc Sonata, Prokofiev Sonata and the Digital Bird Suite by Takashi Yoshimatsu, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, ...

Fonda library Nov. events

FONDA — The following are the upcoming events for the Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St. ∫ At 11 a.m. Tuesday, a story hour for preschool children including stories, singing, and crafts. ∫ At 3 p.m. Nov. 7, the Children’s Craft Club for elementary age children will meet to ...

Family donates $5,250 to Mountain Valley Hospice

GLOVERSVILLE — The family of the late Raymond E. VanAuken Jr. recently donated $5,250 to Mountain Valley Hospice. The funds represent the proceeds of the seventh Annual Raymond VanAuken Jr. Memorial Golf Outing, held on Oct. 6 at Hales Mills Country Club in the town of Johnstown. Over the ...

Area rabies clinics slated

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health will be having their last rabies vaccination clinic for this year from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mohawk Town Barn, 2-4 Park St., according to a news release. The New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ...

Thanksgiving discussion planned at library Nov. 8

FORT PLAIN — Michael Divak, a Canajoharie-based psychologist, will leads a free discussion to help people “Get the Most out of Thanksgiving” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St. Divak, a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Canajoharie, ...

Halloween events at NCS

NORTHVILLE — The following events for the Northville Central School will take place Wednesday, according to a news release. ∫ At 1:15 p.m. the Halloween parade, featuring the middle-high school marching band and all elementary students in costume. The parade will start in the south ...

Costume fun at local YMCA

JOHNSTOWN — Nearly 50 kids and their parents enjoyed the fun evening on Oct. 26 at the Halloween Family Tricks or Treats event that took place at the Fulton County YMCA. Most of the youngsters wore costumes and at the YMCA played on the many huge inflatable bouncy structures. Besides the ...

Broadalbin-Perth English teacher wins Educator of Excellence

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth High School English teacher Alycia Spraker is a recipient of this year’s New York State English Council Educator of Excellence Award. Spraker accepted this award during the council’s annual conference in Albany on Oct. 19 at a luncheon. The conference is for ...

A call for help with food insecurity

Food insecurity on college campuses is becoming an increasing concern in New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his 15th proposal of 2018 titled: “No Student Goes Hungry Program,” which provides students from kindergarten to college with access to healthy meals. As a result, The ...

Liberty ARC art show held

AMSTERDAM — Recently, Liberty ARC held its fifth annual Creative Expressions juried art show at the Century Club. Artists participating in the show were given awards as follows: ∫ First place — Liberty ARC collaborative piece—“Just Keep Swimming.” ∫ Second place — Scott ...

Safety tips from health dept.

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health Department urges everyone to follow the following safety tips for Halloween and help keep the children safe, according to a news release. Halloween can be a lot of fun. However, the spookiness of witches and goblins prowling the neighborhood can ...

Community Calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Littauer Hospital

Oct. 17 Admissions Yashira M. Negron of Amsterdam. Discharges Stanley Czelusniak of Broadalbin. Janice Dedicke of Gloversville. Dorothy Esposito of Johnstown. Births Alexander DeJesus and Yashira Negron of Amsterdam, a girl at 8:03 a.m. Sally Rivera of Gloversville, a boy at ...

Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign engage student body

NORTHVILLE — Northville High School International Club is sponsoring an effort to engage the entire student body in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign this Halloween, according to a news release. Trick or Treat for UNICEF began in the United States in 1950 and involves students trick or ...

Halloween Events

NORTHVILLE — The following events for the Northville Central School will take place Wednesday, according to a news release. ∫ At 1:15 p.m. the Halloween parade, featuring the middle-high school marching band and all elementary students in costume. The parade will start in the south ...

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: October missions month — Sunday school for all ...

Dutcher named as Caregiver of the Year

FONDA — William Dutcher was recognized as Caregiver of the Year by the Montgomery County Legislature at their meeting in October. He is the primary caregiver for his wife, Sandra. Bill came to Fort Plain as a child, where his father opened Dutcher’s Shoe Store. After high school he served ...