Community News

Rabbit hunt planned

GLOVERSVILLE — The second annual rabbit-hunting contest will be held from 4 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday sponsored by the Bleecker Fish and Games Club, 1110 Route 309. Five-man teams should sign up by Jan. 26 and return with no more than 30 rabbit per team by 4 p.m. Jan. 27. State ...

Take part in second annual TEDxFMCC

Locals in upstate New York have names for their hometown cities; names that can’t be found on a map. Whether it’s Schenectady as the Electric City; Troy as the Collar City; Gloversville as the Glove City; or, Amsterdam, as the Rug City, the names behind the city reveal the foundational ...

Senior news in brief

Glen-Mohawk club plans game day FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors had their meeting on Jan. 16. The seniors announce two upcoming day trips. The first is to Turning Stone Casino on Feb. 23, with the bus leaving Fonda at 7:30 a.m. The specials are half price bingo, a $5 meal credit, and $25 ...

Fire departments to partner with association to install smoke alarms

ALBANY — The firefighters from the Berkshire fire departments of Berkshire, city of Johnstown, city of Gloversville and the Sir William Johnson will partner with the New York State Fire Chiefs Association Smoke Alarm Installation Project. The NYSAFC was recently awarded a grant funding from ...

Jim Walsh, an electrician with the Gloversville Department of Public Works. 
(The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

ON THE BLINK

Jim Walsh, an electrician with the Gloversville Department of Public Works, tries to fix the controller for the malfunctioning traffic light at Main and Fulton streets late Saturday afternoon. The light was flashing red for Fulton Street vehicles and yellow for those on Main Street. Walsh ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

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 ...

Paul Nigra Center unveils ’18 art show

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts announced the opening of its 2018 winter art show. The show hangs until April 4. It features work in a wide variety of media from both local artists and artists from other states, such as North Carolina, Rhode Island and Utah. With the ...

BOCES expands course options

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educaitonal Services’ Career and Technical Center’s Environmental Conservation program will soon expand its opportunities for students to include fish stocking and aquatic habitat creation. According to a news release from ...

December students of the month include Olyvia DeRocker, Katherine Gifford, Tucker Johnson, Embree Fielding, Hannalee Johnson, Joe Horan, Karis Ward, Georgianna Angus, Sarah Horan, Kirsten Draper,  Torin Steele, Andrew Yuenger, Aleea Fisher, Logan Bartlett,  Jacob Brown, Eleyna Rivas,  Daniel Waldvogel, Keoni Kerr, Brooke Cheney, Lauren Cernak and Arianna Christiano. (Photo submitted)

Wheelerville Students of the month

Nicole Dettenrieder, principal of the Wheelerville Union Free School, announces the December Students of the Month. Teachers nominate a student based on their positive character traits, leadership, and citizenship. They must demonstrate excellent behavior inside and outside the classroom. They ...

Members of the Fonda-Fultonville FFA with Farm Credit East Branch Manager Rob Yurkewecz, third from right in the back row. (Photo submitted)

Fonda-Fultonville FFA receives $400 donation from agriculture company

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville’s chapter of the FFA recently received a $400 donation from Farm Credit East, an agricultural financial service. The donation was delivered by branch manager Rob Yurkewecz, a Fonda-Fultonville alumnus from the class of 1996. “We’re happy to do anything we ...

County issues winter storm advice

FONDA — Montgomery County Public Health has issued the following safety advice during winter storms. Winter may leave a beautiful wonderland, but it also creates a dangerous and hazardous environment. Winter storms can immobilize a region and disrupt power and emergency/medical services. ...

Girl Scout Troop 2123, 22 girls from kindergarten, first, second, and third grades at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School. (Photo submitted)

Helping Others

In the month of December, Girl Scout Troop 2123, 22 girls from kindergarten, first, second, and third grades at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School, collected toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash to donate to the Helping Hands food pantry in ...

Tractor trailer overturns in city

JOHNSTOWN — An overturned tractor-trailer last weekend in the city resulted in several tickets issued by police to the truck driver and other motorists passing by. City police on Monday issued a news release about an incident that occurred at 8:02 a.m. Saturday. Officers responded to a ...

Stand-up comedy set for Century Club

AMSTERDAM — Fun Fever, a night of stand-up comedy, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., by the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Performing will be Catherine Mollie, Ryan DeNiso, Dan DiMarino, Jody Lee and Andy ...

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 ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

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 ...

Ethan Blood

Ethan Blood is Knox spelling bee winner

JOHNSTOWN — Seventh-grader Ethan Blood, son of Jennifer Blood of Johnstown and Ronald Blood of Gloversville, recently won the Knox spelling bee and will represent Knox at the 36th annual Capital Region Spelling Bee. The regional spelling bee will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, at ...

Employers have until Feb. 15 to implement new tax guidelines

WASHINGTON — As of Jan. 11, employers received new withholding guidance from Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service in order to implement tax cuts and other provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a news release. Employers are encouraged to implement the new withholding ...