Community News

The Glove releases 2017 concert fundraiser series

GLOVERSVILLE — The following are events happening this year at The Glove: ∫ May 13: Night of Blues. There will be two bands at the Glove Performing Arts Center for the Night of Blues. The bands who will be playing will be Doc Orloff’s Blue Elixir and Rick Surrano. There will be ...

Members of the Toss the Feathers Irish band are shown, from left, Dave Smith, Amy Schoch and Matt Young will perform at The Revival in Wells on March 26. (Photo submitted)

Irish band planned for The Revival

WELLS — Toss the Feathers traditional Irish band will perform an array of jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads and blarney on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at The Revival, 1441 Route 30, an 1845 Greek Revival Church on the National and State Historical Register, according to a news release. The ...

Area religious activites

Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville 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 children’s hour, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school ...

Goodier to be keynote speaker at symposium

JOHNSTOWN — Susan Goodier, author of No Votes for Women, a history of the anti-suffrage movement in the state, will be the keynote speaker at lunch time, 12:35 to 1:20 p.m., at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Symposium that will be held Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ...

The Refrigerators to perform

GLOVERSVILLE — The Refrigerators will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Glove Performing Arts Center on Main Street. According to a news release: For the last 20 years, the Refrigerators have made audiences dance and feel better about their day. Over the years, music and ...

Area children pose after attending the movie event hosted by Reality Check and Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties celebrating International Week of Action. IWOA events take place around the world during the week before the Academy Awards to highlight the need to reduce smoking in youth-related movies because it is proven that seeing smoking in movies is a cause of youth initiation. (Photo submitted)

Reality Check holds movie event for families, children

JOHNSTOWN — On Feb.17, Reality Check and Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties celebrated International Week of Action by hosting two free movie events at Emerald Cinemas, Amsterdam, and the MoviePlex, Johnstown. More than 200 youth and adults attended ...

Joseph Brant. (Photo submitted)

Talk on Joseph Brandt set

CANAJOHARIE — The American Revolution Round Table of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys presents “Joseph Brant’s 1780 Raid on Canajohary” by Wayne Lenig on April 4 at 6:30 at the Van Alstyne Homestead, 42 Moyer St. Time will be allocated to networking, socializing and to discuss prior ...

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 from Gloversville High School recently published a small book of original poems. The students are: Front row, from left, Moira Munn, Jewel Berkowitz, Cassidy Wildermuth and Ryan Smith. Middle row, from left are, Olivia Coffin, Emily Montana, Jacqueline McSpirit, Abigail Jock and Molly Loose. Back row, from left are, Leah Darbin, Charles Ryan and Austin Wells.  (Photo submitted)

Students publish book of poems

GLOVERSVILLE — Following an extensive study of poetry, a group of Gloversville High School students has compiled a collection of original work to share with the community, according to a news release. The final product, which contains 19 original poems, is the result of many extra hours of ...

State of the Beaver 2017 moderator Stanley Petrowski with Owen and Sharon Brown of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, and conference planner Leonard Houston, after Brown’s program in Oregon. (Photo submitted)

Beaver experts present at Oregon conference

DOLGEVILLE —  Owen Brown, president of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, and Sharon Brown, BWW biologist, presented “Forty Years Working for Beavers” at the Feb. 22 through 25 State of the Beaver 2017 conference in Canyonville, OR.  They represented Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, ...

Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School math teacher Sue Summerfield, right, and Fort Plain Free Library Director Whitney Hubbard, stand with the age-appropriate, math-themed kits which include three children’s books and related activities and games that local families can borrow from the library. (Photo submitted)

Area teacher presents ‘math kits’ to Fort Plain Free Library

FORT PLAIN — Is it possible to utter the words “fun” and “math” in the same breath? Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School math teacher Sue Summerfield thinks so, and she has set out to prove it. With the benefit of a $500 grant from the Pi State Educational Foundation of Delta Kappa ...

Northville varsity basketball player, Lucas Jetty, left, reads to the fourth-grade audience as fellow basketball players, from left, Andy Klingbeil, John Sira and John Bace look on. (Photo submitted)

Northville students have night of reading and fun with families

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District and the school’s Library Media Center joined forces Wednesday to co-host a family reading and book fair night event for district families, according to a news release. Elementary principal Tammy Driscoll Reidell led a parent discussion of ...

Pictured is “Summer Breeze”, a watercolor painting by Kathleen Oakes. Oakes is the featured artist at Micropolis Art Gallery through April. (photo submitted)

Painter to be featured artist

GLOVERSVILLE — Kathleen Oakes will be Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery’s guest artist for March and April. Her show will include a number of transparent watercolor paintings, many inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks and surrounding areas. Oakes, a resident of Amsterdam and owner ...

United Way of Fulton County funding applications soon available

GLOVERSVILLE — Applications for United Way program funding for the 2017-18 fiscal year will be available in United Way’s Gloversville office, starting April 3, according to a news release. The United Way of Fulton County is working to build a stronger community, creating opportunities ...

Cierra Mason, Veronica Shults, Erin Quigley, Samuel Cruz and Aislynn Ward, all Fulton County residents, pose in front of a map of the state that depicts the type of tobacco and point-of-sale marketing youth are exposed to across the state. (Photo submitted)

Students deliver tobacco-free message

ALBANY — Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties and local youth advocates recently met with state lawmakers with the message that the New York state tobacco control program saves lives and money, according to a news release. New York state tobacco ...

Scholarships available

GLENS FALLS — The deadline is noon May 1 for a Hudson Mohawk AHEC scholarships of $500 to 10 graduating high school seniors who will be entering a healthcare training or education program within its 10-county region—Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, ...

St. Mary’s Healthcare continues visitor restrictions

AMSTERDAM — The current spread of flu in our region has resulted in temporary visitation restrictions at regional hospitals including St. Mary’s Healthcare, Amsterdam. For your safety and the continued safety of our patients, residents and staff, we ask your cooperation with the ...

Sheriff’s office offers summer camp for kids

JOHNSTOWN — At this time of year, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office looks for children who might be interested in attending the New York State Sheriff’s Summer Camp program scheduled for July and August. Attendees must be between the ages of 9 and 12 and be a resident of Fulton County, ...

Members of the Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors and the Glen Mohawk Seniors pose in front of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District auditorium. (Photo submitted)

Seniors visit new auditorium

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville recently welcomed the Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors and the Glen Mohawk Seniors to enjoy a sneak peek of the district’s newly renovated auditorium. The seniors were picked up on a school bus from their respective meeting sites and brought to the campus to enjoy ...

Arkell Museum opens for season

CANAJOHARIE — The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie has opened for the season on Saturday with two new exhibitions; “Animals in Bronze: The Michael and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes,” on loan from the Georgia Museum of Art, and “Canada Lake Portraits: Animal Prints, Drawings, ...