Community News

Local author writes book to help grieving children

FORT PLAIN — In order to help her young grandchildren come to terms with the death of her father, Fort Plain resident Kristine Kirkpatrick penned a poem that took on a life of its own. Titled “Where Did I Go?”, the illustrated picture book, published by Blurb, encouraged the children to ...

Chamber tourism department launches marketing program

GLOVERSVILLE — The tourism department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched a new cooperative marketing program for 2019 for Fulton County tourism facilities and organizations holding events and promotions, according to a news release. “We are seeking ...

United Concierge and Littauer partner for sexual assault care

GLOVERSVILLE — United Concierge Medicine and Nathan Littauer Hospital have announced an innovative partnership to improve care for sexual assault victims called TeleSAFE, according to a news release. Using an approach to care and digital technology, the UCM-administered TeleSAFE program ...

Making a difference in pets’ lives

FONDA — A child’s excitement for their birthday celebration tends to focus on cake, balloons and presents. But Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School third grader Ginger White was more excited about wanting to do something to help others. White recently approached school social worker ...

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 ...

Community colleges changes lives

During my 33 years in higher education, I have had the opportunity to work at community colleges, a four-year public institution and a four-year private institution. I have been proud of each of them; but I can say without hesitation that community colleges, like Fulton-Montgomery Community ...

Senior News in brief

Arkell Center programs for seniors CANAJOHARIE — The following are the Arkell Center programs for all area seniors for March. Each Monday through Friday: At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals, $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call ...

Nathan Littauer Hospital

Feb. 20 NLH had no admissions, discharges or births for this day. Feb. 21 Admissions Kassandra Richer of Fort Plain. Discharges Elmendorf baby girl of Broadalbin. Catherine F. Simonson of Gloversville. Births Kassandra Richer and Brandon Griffin of Fort Plain, a boy at 1:54 ...

Have trouble remembering names?

I love name tags. One of the very most important social skills anyone can have is being able to remember people’s names. I’m not good at it. I place great value on truly connecting with other people, and I know one of the simplest ways you can make someone feel recognized is to remember ...

Forest Ranger searches & rescues

RAY BROOK — Department of Environmental and Conservation forest ranger highlights for the week of Feb. 18 through 24 included: 
 Town of Brookhaven
 Suffolk County
 Wildland search: On Feb. 22, a 14-year-old youth was reported missing after not returning on schedule from a family ...

Schuyler — Shelton

Michaela Schuyler, the daughter of Bruce and Gretchen Schuyler of Fort Plain, was united in marriage to Scott Shelton, the son of Linda and Edwin Belden of Oppenheim, and Richard and Phyllis Shelton of Harrison, Tenn. on April 29, 2018. The ceremony took place at The Venue, Chattanooga, ...

Mraz — Mosher

James and Mary Mraz of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Mraz, to David Mosher, the son of David and Maureen Mosher of Canajoharie. Mraz, who is a 2006 graduate of Johnstown High School, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bryant University, Rhode ...

Bradt — Wagner

Katrina Lynn Bradt and Kyle M. Wagner announce their engagement. Bradt is the daughter of Donna L. Hynd and the late Ralph P. Bradt III of Gloversville. She graduated from Gloversville High School and is an assistant manager at Dollar Tree. Wagner is the son of the late Richard and Rosemary ...

Representative Payee Services available through Mental Health Association

Voices of the community By MERRY CORSO I am the Organizational Representative Payee Services Coordinator. The Representative Payee Services are sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Fulton, Montgomery & Hamilton Counties. My program serves individuals of all ages with a Mental ...

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Junior-Senior High School Honor Roll

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Junior-Senior High School second quarter honor roll. High Honor Roll Grade 12 Thysha Boyer, Jolynn Cedeno, Abigail Countryman, Shaina Golladay, Emma Hart, Fontana LaCoppola, Hannah Lamphere, Tyler Leon, Faith McFarland, Nicholas ...

Education in brief

St. Lawrence dean’s students announced CANTON — The following area students have been selected for inclusion on the fall dean’s list at St. Lawrence University. ∫ Jenna C. Christensen of Saint Johnsville. Christensen is a member of the class of 2019 and is majoring in mathematics ...

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 ...

Area religious activities

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; communion worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; youth choir at Bcon Corner, 11:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; man up Bible ...

Northville Middle-High School Honor Roll

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Middle-High School second quarter honor roll. Principal’s List Grade 12: Brianna Bace, John Bace, Avery Bradt, Daniella Angela Brown, Jenna Forsey, Jessica Rose Miller, Alyssa Marie Quillan, Destiny Wilson. Grade 11: Emma Biche, Gavin Clute, Brytney Moore, ...

Winners of chili cook-off named

GLEN — The town of Glen Volunteer Fire Department recently held their chili cook-off and the winners of the cook-off was a tie between Harry Shaffer and Brian Gray. There were 13 chili variations in total donated. The donations were as follows: Pat Grandy, Sandy Knapik, Don Wagoner, Julie ...