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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. ...

Chamber seeks nominations

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership is looking for nominations for its Business Partner and Business Professional of the Year awards. The Business Education Partnership connects school districts and programs in the ...

Comments on Piseco plan sought

ARIETTA — The comment period for the Draft Piseco Lake Campgrounds Unit Management Plan has been extended to June 16, and a public meeting on the actions proposed in the draft plan has been scheduled for 5 p.m. June 14 at the Arietta Town Hall, 1722 Route 8, Piseco, the state Department of ...

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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 ...

Event to honor outstanding area high school seniors

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College and the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services will host the second annual student recognition dinner Tuesday to honor more than 50 outstanding seniors from high schools in the HFM region, according to a news ...

Four-year-old Jibby has been waiting over a year at the Montgomery County SPCA Animal Shelter for her turn to be adopted. (Photo submitted)

Cat adoption month observed

AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County SPCA is joining national animal welfare organizations in promoting June as Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month. The MCSPCA is encouraging cat lovers to consider adoption by highlighting the many cats and kittens available at its animal shelter facility, as well as ...

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Mountain Valley Hospice names CEO

GLOVERSVILLE — Kara Ulasewicz Travis has been named president and CEO of Mountain Valley Hospice. Travis served for more than 10 years as a senior director with Bassett Healthcare and has been involved in nonprofit boards, according to a news release. “We are thrilled to have Kara on ...

Special Olympics seeks volunteers for games

ALBANY — Special Olympics New York is seeking community members to volunteer during the 2017 State Summer Games, hosted by Siena College, from June 16 to 18. The Summer Games are the largest of two annual state games and 5,048 competitive experiences held each year throughout New York, a ...

Catholic Charities marks 100 years

Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties celebrated its 100-year anniversary with birthday parties at each of its locations in Fulton and Montgomery counties on Thursday. Catholic Charities was founded in 1917 based on the belief people have a right and a duty to participate in ...

Credit union names scholarship recipients

AMSTERDAM — MCT Federal Credit Union has announced the recipients of 2017 scholarships. Each year, the credit union awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior and a returning collegian who are credit union members, according to a news release. Selection criteria include ...

Montgomery County retired teachers conduct meeting

JOHNSTOWN — The Upper Montgomery County Retired Teachers’ Association held its spring meeting recently at the Holiday Inn. Retired teachers from Fort Plain Central School hosted the meeting. A moment of silence was observed for deceased members James Turnbull, Edwin Johnston and ...

Glove schedules auditions for ‘Aladdin Kids’

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St., will have auditions for “Disney Aladdin Kids,” directed by Jennifer Flynn, on June 20, 21 and 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the rehearsal hall on the third floor, a news release said. Students ages 6 to 18 are ...

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Top 10 Gloversville students named

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville High School has named the top 10 students in the class of 2017. They are: Quentin Reynolds, son of Heather and Troy Reynolds, has been named valedictorian of the Gloversville High School class of 2017. Reynolds has excelled in all academic areas during his four ...

“The Story of Lucas,” a sculpture collaboration between Barney Bellinger and Lawrence Groesbeck. (Photo submitted)

Collaborative sculpture on display at Nigra

GLOVERSVILLE — If you visit the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts any time in the next few weeks, you will be greeted by a striking steel sculpture next to the lower parking lot. Its form melding industrial repurposed materials with organic curves and almost delicate appendages, “The ...

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Cutting art

Sara Winter, owner of Northstar Sculptures and a member of Chainsaw Chix, presented a demonstration Wednesday on the carving she completed at the Outlet Restaurant in Caroga for Wheelerville Union Free School. Winter provided information about the carving, the animals in the carving, the tools ...

Cassidy Ferguson and Austin Countryman are Canajoharie Central School’s salutatorian and valedictorian, respectively. (Photo submitted)

Canajoharie announces ’17 valedictorian and salutatorian

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie Central School announced its top two scholars for the Class of 2017: Austin Countryman (valedictorian) and Cassidy Ferguson (salutatorian). ∫ Countryman has pursued a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities throughout his high school career. He has ...

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Fonda-Fultonville’s top 4 students

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District announced the top four students of the graduating class of 2017: Avery Cook Valedictorian Cook, the daughter of Steve and Ruthie Cook, is a standout student who excels on all fronts. She has been involved in numerous clubs, athletics, ...

Members of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce joined Liberty ARC board members, staff and individuals at a recent ribbon cutting for Liberty ARCÕs new learning center. From left, chamber staff members Tara Ryczek and Becky Dutcher, Liberty Foundation board member Brett Harris, Liberty ARC board President Paul DiCaprio, Liberty ARC board Vice President/Liberty Foundation board member Donna Canestraro, Liberty Corporate Compliance Director and chamber ambassador Sarah Quist, Liberty ARC CEO Jennifer Saunders, Liberty ARC COO Candace Opalka, chamber ambassadors Michele Harder and Kelly Hart and chamber staff member Alex Ruggeri. (Photo submitted)

Liberty opens new learning center

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc., recently held a ribbon- cutting for its new learning center and computer room. The innovative computer lab was made possible through a $30,000 grant from the Liberty Foundation board. “As Liberty ARC celebrates our ...

The HFM BOCES SLS Collaborative Teacher of the Year Award was presented to six Gloversville Middle School teachers. Pictured from left: state Assemblyman Marc Butler, Holly Cook, Fran LeFever, Liz McGregor, Megan Hallenbeck (librarian), Michele Zavadil, Mike Atkinson, Christian Rohrs and Sen. James Tedisco’s representative, Jennifer Conkling-Donovan (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Administrator and teachers honored

JOHNSTOWN — A Canajoharie principal and a team of Gloversville Middle School teachers were honored for their work during the HFM BOCES School Library System’s annual awards luncheon May 12. This year, two awards were presented. The SLS Administrator of the Year Award was given to Stacy ...