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Middle Schools launched the Read for Ronald McDonald House program at an assembly in the fall. Since then, students have raised $3,000 for the organization while becoming better readers. From the left are middle school Principal David Zadoorian, Alexis Neri, Aidan Sheridan, Lucas Polsinelli, Kaylee Flynn, Maggie LaPlant, elementary school Principal Darcy Williams, Grace Furnare and Tucker Borst. 
Kneeling in front is Zoey Paton. (Photo submitted)

Students raise $3,000 for Ronald McDonald House

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville Elementary and Middle School students have raised nearly $3,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Albany while becoming better readers. This fall, Fonda-Fultonville participated in the Read for Ronald McDonald House program. Children tracked their reading ...

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Ron Zimmerman, left, representing the Schine Gallery, presents a check for $2,376 to the Glove Performing Arts Center board members from left, Richard Samrov, Patricia Butkus, Sharon P. Poling, Stanley Bojarski and JoAnn Samrov. The funds were raised at the Schine on The Holidays~2017 exhibit held recently at the Schine Gallery, 40 N. Main St.  (Photo submitted)

Schine donates to The Glove

GLOVERSVILLE — A recent exhibit which ran for three weekends at the Schine Gallery was for the benefit of the Glove Performing Arts Center. The Glove Performing Arts Center had a display of memorabilia of the Glove Theater, which is celebrating its 103rd year and continues to enrich, ...

PTK officers and members at Ayres Animal Shelter with PTK co-advisor, Susan Mac Leod. (Photo submitted)

Phi Theta Kappa strong at FMCC

Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) Alpha Alpha Upsilon chapter at FM is both an honor society and a student club. As an honor society member, an interested student must have completed 12 hours of associate degree work, with a grade point average of not less than 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). As a PTK club ...

Senior news in brief

Winners announced for bridge club JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Jan. 22 at the at the Johnstown Public Library. The north-south winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Susan Shaver; second place, Angie Parillo and Debbie Brown; third place, ...

Education news

Szurek named to dean’s list BROCKPORT — Matthew Szurek, the son of Rick and Linda Szurek of Johnstown, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2017 at the State University of New York at Brockport, Monroe County. Szurek is a 2014 graduate of Johnstown High School. ...

Opioid Summit

FORT PLAIN — Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties and Fort Plain Reformed Church will host an Opioid Awareness and Prevention Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the church, 165 Canal St. The day will start off with a special agent from the Drug Enforcement ...

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Historic Galway barn, setting for new book

Saratoga Springs — “Barn Stories: Reflections from a Saratoga County Horse Farm,” by Galway resident, Mary Cuffe Perez, is a collection of stories drawn from the author’s fifteen years managing a horse boarding business on a Saratoga County farm. Published this fall by North Country ...

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.; worship service ...

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 ...

Hochul to cut ribbon at Sunflower Shoppe

JOHNSTOWN — On Monday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, will cut the ribbon to officially open The Sunflower Shoppe’s new location at 26 W. Main St. in Johnstown. The Sunflower Shoppe is a community outreach project of The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association. “Women helping women ...

Alpin Haus continues to offer kids ski for free program

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus, one of the northeast’s largest, family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, is continuing to experience interest in its Kids Ski for Free program, which is designed to introduce children to the lifetime sport of skiing. The Kids Ski for Free program provides ...

Adirondack Outdoorsman Show scheduled

JOHNSTOWN — The 13th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 11, at the Johnstown Moose Club, 109 South Comrie Ave./Route 30A North. The show will be geared toward hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with ...

Catholic Charities to host Opioid Summit

FORT PLAIN — Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties and Fort Plain Reformed Church will host an Opioid Awareness and Prevention Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 3, at the church, 165 Canal St. The day will start off with a special agent from the Drug Enforcement ...

Century Club to present ‘Fun Fever’ stand up comedy show

AMSTERDAM — Fun Fever, a night of stand-up comedy, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9, at the Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., by the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Performing will be Catherine Mollie, Ryan DeNiso, Dan DiMarino, Jody Lee and Andy ...

Mayfield set to host winter carnival

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield community winter carnival will take place Feb. 10, on the Mayfield Lake on Pump House Road (located off Woodside Avenue). The following is the scheduled events. ∫ From 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a youth fishing contest for up to age 15 with a parent. ...

The students at Fonda-Fultonville Central School District in Sherri Lott's Spanish classes conducted their annual fundraiser through December for local animal shelters. Shown, from left, in front row, are Jocelyn Miller, Sydney Jones, Lott, Faith Brisbane and Kailey Hughes;  second row, Emma Agnes, Adriana Butler, Gabe Mormile and Joseph Battisti; and third row, Sawyer York, Jackson Thompson, Gus Snow, Jacob Belfance, Jake Bowles and Matthew Buanno. (Photo submitted)

Helping out homeless pets

The students at Fonda-Fultonville Central School District in Sherri Lott's Spanish classes conducted their annual fundraiser through December for local animal shelters. A carload of goods and $635 was raised for the Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the James ...

Call for artists at area library

CANAJOHARIE — The Arts Factory of Montgomery County invites artists to show up to two works in the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library’s three Regional Art Galleries. The show will start on Friday, May 18; includes an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 23; and closes on Aug. ...

Rabbit hunt planned

GLOVERSVILLE — The second annual rabbit-hunting contest will be held from 4 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday sponsored by the Bleecker Fish and Games Club, 1110 Route 309. Five-man teams should sign up by Jan. 26 and return with no more than 30 rabbit per team by 4 p.m. Jan. 27. State ...