Community News

Poet to be in Galway

GALWAY — Author Mary Cuffe Perez will read from her newly published book, “Barn Stories: Reflections from a Saratoga County Horse Farm,” at Galway town hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road, on Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The presentation will include photographs of the Saratoga County barn the stories are ...

Rev. Traci West. (photo submitted)

Rev. Traci West to be guest speaker at First United church

SCHENECTADY — The Rev. Dr. Traci West, the James W. Pearsall professor of Christian ethics and African American studies at Drew University Theological School, will be the guest speaker from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 603 State St. West will present a ...

Max Bernard

Student graduates year early to follow military career

CANAJOHARIE — There aren’t many high schoolers that graduate a year early to follow a potential career in the armed forces thanks to a passion stoked by the academic papers of physicist Albert Einstein. Max Bernard isn’t like many high schoolers. Bernard graduated from Canajoharie ...

Route Fifty-5 band will offer a free concert Friday at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (Photo submitted)

Free concert planned in Broadalbin

BROADALBIN - The Route Fifty-5 will give a free concert at 7 p.m., Friday, at Broadalbin-Perth High School as part of the district's Hometown Concert Series. The brass quintet will perform songs from "The Wizard of Oz," along with many American standards and classical selections. The Route ...

Volunteer Tom Eriksen of Root leads guests on wagon rides at the Fall Festival at Sacandaga Bible Conference in October 2016. The seventh annual festival will be held Saturday at the camp on Lakeview Road in Broadalbin. (Photo submitted)

Festival set in Broadalbin

BROADALBIN — Sacandaga Bible Conference will host its seventh annual Fall Festival on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the camp’s Ray Mills Youth Center at 191 Lakeview Road. The free family event includes inflatables, a dunk tank, horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo and carnival games with ...

Fiction-writing workshop offered

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St., will hold a workshop series for writing fiction titled “Rattle the Soul” on Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the series for the novice or experienced writer, participants will write fiction and ...

Story time slated at Reaney Library

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Family story time  will be offered Friday at 10 a.m. at the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., a news release said. The free program is open to children up to age 4.   Finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs and stories will be shared, in addition to time ...

Haunted house set for Oct. 13

AMSTERDAM — A haunted house will raise money to buy Christmas gifts for children in foster care in Montgomery and Fulton counties. The event, “Scare for Foster Care at Dracula’s Castle,” will be held Oct. 13 and 14 at the Horace J. Inman Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., from 7 to 10 ...

A chainsaw carved squirrel by Josh Kerr among some harvest treasures in Northville.  Kerr will be doing a chainsaw carving demonstration this Saturday at the Adirondack Country Store; located at 252 N. Main St. in Northville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (photo submitted)

Northville having fall celebration

NORTHVILLE — Visit Northville this Saturday, Oct. 7, as Harvest Saturday fills the village. The Northville merchants, churches and organizations will be showing off their latest colors of the season. The fourth annual DOGtoberfest taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sacandaga Dog ...

Day’s history to be topic of discussion

EDINBURG — On Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., the Edinburg Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. Dave Davidson, town of Day historian, will talk on the town’s history. Davidson is a retired amateur historian born in Brooklyn. He ...

AARP seeking Tax-Aide help

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from Feb. 1 to April 15 at ...

B-P’s Parent University kicks off

BROADALBIN — The second year of Broadalbin-Perth’s Parent University series begins with an encore presentation by Dr. Lawrence Silverman on study skills starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday in the Virtual AP Room at B-P High School. During this session, parents of middle and high school students ...

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 ...

Manson-esque book discussed Oct. 22

FORT PLAIN — Inspired by the twisted dynamics of the Charles Manson family cult, novelist Emma Cline’s work of historical fiction, “The Girls,” will be the topic of an upcoming book discussion at the Fort Plain Free Library. Author and University at Albany criminal justice professor ...

‘Pink-Out’ funds breast cancer fight

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School continues its annual tradition of raising money for the fight against breast cancer with two nights of “Pink-Out” varsity soccer games on Oct. 6 and 10.  The Pink-Out games will also feature Senior Night ceremonies for the girls’ and boys’ ...

Tryon Cup winners Mark Winslow and Angelo Saccocio are shown with the trophy.

Chamber Grey Team garners Golf Classic Tryon Cup

GLOVERSVILLE — The 2017 Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic took place on Friday at Hales Mills Country Club in the town of Johnstown. More than 100 golfers, dinner attendees, and volunteers from chamber member businesses participated in this year’s event. The ...

AARP Tax-Aide gearing up for season

  AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from Feb. 1 to April 15 at ...

Signs placed at school bus stops in the Village of St. Johnsville that state no tobacco use is allowed within 25 feet of the school bus stop. (Photo submitted)

No smoking allowed at St. Johnsville bus stops

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Now that school is back in session it’s the perfect time to remind the residents of St. Johnsville of the smoking ban at all six of the village school bus stops, according to a news release from Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery. On Jan. 1, the village council ...

Barbershop quartet slated for Oct. 8

PALATINE BRIDGE — The Stone Arabia Preservation Society will host the Valley Choralaires and Revisions Barbershop Quartet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Stone Church, Route 10. A freewill donation will be accepted with refreshments to follow. Built in 1788, the church is located on ...

Harvest dinner date changed

GLOVERSVILLE — The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market is hosting its 7th annual Harvest Dinner on Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, according to a news release.  The event offers a five-course meal prepared by some of the best chefs in the ...