Community News

Farm agency seeks panel members

Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees, according to FSA Acting Executive Director for New York Mark Dennis. County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their ...

Century Club names winners

AMSTERDAM — The Century Club has announced award winners. They include: ∫ Sarah Anne Subik, the daughter of Gretchen and Clark Subik, was the recipient of the 2017 S. Louise Bell award of $1,000. Subik was second in the class at Fonda-Fultonville Central School with a 97.7 average. She ...

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 ...

St. Mary’s one of ‘most wired’ hospitals

AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Healthcare has been named by the American Hospital Association as one of HealthCare’s “Most Wired” Hospitals. The AHA uses a survey to gather information on how hospitals use technology to improve health care experiences and better engage patients. According ...

Broadalbin-Perth first-graders pose with teachers Ashley Meyer, left, and Melissa Ossenfort, right. The students are wearing the safari hats, vests and binoculars they made while learning about elephants. (Photo submitted)

B-P first-graders raise money to foster an orphaned elephant

BROADALBIN — First-graders participating in Broadalbin-Perth’s Summer Academy hosted a fundraiser Wednesday, to raise money to foster an elephant through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and promote awareness about orphaned elephants. The fundraiser is the culmination of the ...

Pictured is rhe 1834 Herkimer County Jail. (Photo submitted)

Historic jail to be open for tours during Herkimer Diamond Days

HERKIMER — The Herkimer County Historical Society and the 1834 Herkimer County Jail at the “Historic Four Corners”will be open for tours during the village’s “Herkimer Diamond Days” on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Herkimer County Historical Society recently opened a new ...

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Littauer welcomes new dietician

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer announced the arrival of Emily D. Lalonde, a clinical dietitian to the nutrition team. Since June, Lalonde has been assessing patients and will participate in future health-related events throughout the surrounding community. “Having an in-house dietitian ...

14 students presented awards

The area American Association of University Women recently presented an Excellence in Mathematics and Science Award to 14 area eighth-grade girls. The winners and their respective schools are as follows: ∫ Amsterdam — Alinah Marinov ∫ Broadalbin-Perth — Lily Mitchell ∫ ...

Littauer appoints two new board members

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home announced the appointment of two new board members. “Our hospital board is the backbone of Littauer’s healthcare excellence in our community,” said Littauer President and CEO, Laurence E. Kelly in a news release. “I am ...

Glove Theater to present ‘Disney Aladdin Kids’

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Performing Arts Center will presents “Disney Aladdin Kids,” directed by Jennifer Flynn, on Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. It is based on the animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, ...

A scene from the re-enactment of “Marriage of Gil and Lana Borst Martin,” to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the 18th-century Palatine Church. (Photo submitted)

Re-creation of wedding planned

PALATINE CHURCH — Mohawk Country will present the “Marriage of Gil and Lana Borst Martin” on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the 18th-century Palatine Church. Local actors and re-enacters will put on a theatrical re-creation of Gil and Lana’s wedding from Walter Edmonds’ classic Revolutionary ...

Family Fun Day set for Aug. 7

SPECULATOR — The Hamilton County Youth Board will present its Seventh Annual Family Fun Day on Aug. 7 at the Speculator Ball Field/Pavilion from 2 to 6 p.m. The event is free, but donations are accepted. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries. There will be a ...

Northville Central School Scholarship Award Winners include Shelby Walton, Danny Reidell, Michael Darling and Sara Cotrafeld. (Photo submitted)

Rotary presents awards

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Rotary Club held its annual changeover meeting to announce award winners and install new officers June 29 at the home of members Chas and Sue Owens, 59 South Shore Road, Northville. Northville Central School Scholarship Award winners Michael Darling, Sadie ...

Sacandaga group plans barbecue

MAYFIELD — The Sacandaga Protection Committee has scheduled a fundraising chicken barbecue with proceeds to support the group’s work in protecting the environmental, economic and legal interests of the Great Sacandaga Lake community. The event will take place Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. at ...

Council’s conference starts today

JOHNSTOWN — The New York State Council of Churches will hold a conference from 1:30 p.m. today to noon Wednesday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The conference, “Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide,” is designed to help congregations draw on theological and practical tools to do ...

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, from left, are Aurora Horne and her sister, Isabella, with some of the food donated by the guests at Aurora’s sixth birthday party. (Photo submitted)

Special Gifts

Editor’s note: The Leader-Herald has started a new feature called Little Acts of Kindness. If you know of someone who has done a little act of kindness for someone else, let us know. Email to polder@leaderherald.com or submit through our virtual newsroom at leaderherald.com. MAYFIELD — ...

Pictured, from left, are St. Mary's new auxiliary officers Andrea Clare, assistant secretary; Marcia Russo, assistant treasurer; Linda Estep, president; Kathleen Smith, secretary; and Paula Phillips, treasurer/financial secretary.  Missing from the photo are Linda Naple, vice president and Lorrie Tesiero, historian. (Photo submitted)

St. Mary’s auxiliary installs officers

AMSTERDAM —  St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary recently held its annual installation banquet at the Riverstone Manor coordinated by co-chairwomen Marcia Russo and Lesia Talmadge. Officers for 2017 are as follows: Linda Estep, president; Linda Naple, vice president; Kathleen Smith, ...

Amsterdam High School awards

Department Awards ∫ Art — Outstanding Student—Brianna Petkovsek, Ryan Rivera, Ashley Kubas, and Ivelisse Torres ∫ Band— presented by Mike Perry and Ann Bottisti Director’s Award for Band—Jacob LaBate ∫ Louis Armstrong Jazz Award—Stephen Perry ∫ Montgomery County ...

The Erie Canal in Buffalo is shown in this photo of a post card.  (Photo submitted)

Erie Canal lecture planned at crossing

FORT HUNTER — As part of a statewide commemoration of the Erie Canal’s 200th anniversary, the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter and the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse will host a lecture by Dr. Carol Sheriff, author of The Artificial River on July 23 at 4 p.m. inside the ...