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Top 10 students of OESJ announced

Lyndsey Lynch Lyndsey Lynch, the daughter of Elizabeth Petkovsek and Wayne Lynch, is the valedictorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville class of 2017. She has taken a variety of advanced courses, several of which were for college credit. Lynch has been a member of the National ...

Jordan Quickenton, first place in the walleye category. (Photo submitted)

Fishing club lists winners of tournament

BROADALBIN — Results are in from the Broadalbin-Perth Fishing Club’s first tournament, and the winners in five categories will receive prizes including fishing poles, tackle boxes and lures. Twenty-seven students participated in the tournament, which was held during a two-week ...

With support of the school district staff, students and volunteers, the project began this spring. The high tunnel now has cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and other vegetables to be used in the cafeteria this fall. Shown above are Destini Cioffi, Sheridan Cable, Evan Wiecienski, Nate Auriemma, Katie Joyce, Hailey Briggs, Kyle Morton, Jacob Belfance, Trevor Cotter and Aiden Boulay. (Photo submitted)

Growing education

On June 9, Fonda-Fultonville Central School, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of a newly installed high tunnel. The high tunnel will allow students to grow fruits and vegetables in an environment ...

From left, Albert Zierak, Alixandria Shrome, Ephram Harvey, Tyler Frederick, Gabriella Sanchez and Gavin Quist are shown with a “Tree of Character” mosaic created by the Broadalbin-Perth class of 2024. (Photo submitted)

B-P class presents ‘Tree of Character’

BROADALBIN — Representatives of the Broadalbin-Perth class of 2024 unveiled a mosaic they have worked on all school year during a reception June 14 in the middle school gymnasium. The students presented “Tree of Character,” a wall-sized mosaic they created with the help of area artist ...

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Students of the month

Students of the month at Warren Street School in Johnstown are Chloe Nelligan, Meredith Russo, Mercedes Windecker, Kayla Wilcox, Mason Gray, Casey Lamori, Emma Richardson, Alex DeMagistris, Molly Sweeney, Garrett Bobowski, Camille Gray, Allie Nevins, Cole Krempa, William Kabler, Kaleb Dolder, ...

Fun with painting

The spring session of Family Story Time finished recently at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library in St. Johnsville with some painting. The class included several finger plays and the Peter Spier story, “Oh, Were They Ever Happy!” The story tells the tale of the fun that ensues when the ...

Shown is “Erie Canal, 1856,” by S. George, 1856. It’s part of the “Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal” exhibit scheduled to open June 24 at the Arkell Museum. (Photo submitted)

Arkell Museum exhibits set

CANAJOHARIE — The Arkell Museum will open two summer exhibitions, “Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal,” and “Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon,” portraits of New York state suffragists by Christine Heller, on June 24, according to a news release. Both ...

From left, ECSWC Vice President Sandra Maceyka, Johnstown Public Library Director  Erica Wing, ECSWC President Laurie Kozakiewicz and ECSWC Secretary Helen Martin are shown with the donated book. (Photo submitted)

Consortium donates book to library

JOHNSTOWN — In keeping with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Consortium mission to promote the history of women's suffrage and Stanton’s role in that struggle, the consortium recently donated “Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage” by Ellen Carol Dub to the ...

Geoffrey Peck, Nathan Littauer Foundation executive director and vice president, above, received the 2017 Fulton-Montgomery Good Scout Award. (Photo submitted)

Peck receives Good Scout Award

GLOVERSVILLE — Geoffrey Peck, Nathan Littauer Foundation executive director and vice president, has received the 2017 Fulton-Montgomery Good Scout Award . The event took place at the Eccentric Club. The Boy Scouts of America, Twin Rivers Council, pays tribute annually to individuals for ...

BOCES offers equivalency diploma classes

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services will hold a summer boot camp for adults who are nearly ready to take the high school equivalency exam. The Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a way for adults to earn their high school equivalency ...

Senior focus

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (June 5) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Conniejo DiCruttalo; second place, Doris ...

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 ...

Shown is Bill McLaughlin's "Last Light," an oil on canvas painting. (Photo submitted)

Art shows planned in Canajoharie

CANAJOHARIE — “The Legacy of the Erie Canal: Watercolors” by Tom Leytham, photography of New York state by Daniel Benevento, and “Winter Meditations,” American tonalist paintings by Bill McLaughlin, will open in the Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library ...

Littauer employees Sally Clemente, left, and Ashley Case dancing at the 2017 Garden Party edition of the Nathan Littauer Foundation Event. (Photo submitted)

Hundreds attend Littauer Foundation Event

JOHNSTOWN — Hundreds attended the 2017 Garden Party edition of the Nathan Littauer Foundation Event, according to a news release. Held June 2 at the Holiday Inn, the Event had a garden theme. The Sophisticats and Mark Hitrick performed. There were floral arrangements by Studio ...

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Fine arts weekend slated in Northville

NORTHVILLE — The ninth annual Northville Rotary Club Woodworking & Fine Arts Weekend will take place July 14 through 16 at the Bradt Municipal Building and Town Park, 412 S Main St. More than 60 juried artists and craftsmen will display their works. Among the artisans will be ...

Mohawk Valley event begins

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Museum’s third annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference began Thursday and will continue through Sunday. The event includes 10 presentations, two bus tours, a colonial tavern dinner and an opening reception. Space is limited and pre-registration is ...

Church group has picnic

GLOVERSVILLE — The Sisters of the Church of the Holy Spirit met recently for the year-end picnic. There were 30 members present. Markie King, president, opened the meeting. Barbara Rieth led the group in grace. Reports were given on the pizza sales, rummage sale, fish dinner and ...

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Vallarta joins St. Mary’s pediatric team

AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s has announced the addition of Dr. Ruperto C. Vallarta Jr. to its pediatric medical team, according to a news release. Vallarta is board- certified with five years of experience in pediatric primary care and five years of experience in general primary care, ...

District offers meal program

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District will run its summer meal program from July 3 to Aug. 17. Summer meals are free to anyone 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be available every Monday through Thursday except for July 4. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:15 ...

Strawberry Festival set in Mayfield

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival at the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream and beverages will be served. The festival marks the opening of the Rice Homestead for the season. ...