Community News

Staying safe this summer with diabetes

FONDA — People with diabetes type 1 and 2 are more likely to feel the effects of hot weather than those who don’t. Montgomery County Public Health would like to offer some tips for those affected by diabetes to help them during the summer heat, according to a news release. ∫ Stay ...

Fonda-Fultonville board seat available

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education is accepting letters of interest from community members who are interested in serving as a board member, following the resignation of member Sarah Leszczynski, a news release said. Under state law, when a board of ...

Fonda-Fultonville announces award winners

Editor’s note: Due to incorrect information supplied to The Leader-Herald, the wrong award and scholarship information for Fonda-Fultonville High School was printed in the 2017 Graduation insert. The corrected list follows. Montgomery County DWI Program Scholarship: Anne Sinicropi FMCC ...

Edinburg Day slated for July 15

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Historic Society will celebrate its 26th annual Historic Edinburg Day on July 15. The event will take place at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museum on North Shore Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The Rural Museum will serve as the location for free horse- ...

Kayak, canoe poker run scheduled

CAROGA LAKE — A Kayak and Canoe Poker Run will be held July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Wheelerville School Educational Foundation and the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Department. The rain date will be July 23. The launch will be from Outlet Restaurant at 9 a.m., and cards must ...

At left, Nancy Quinlan, registered nurse and lactation specialist with Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, talks with Erin Fioretti, who is holding her daughter Violet, during a Littauer breastfeeding event. (Photo submitted)

Lactation care recognized

GLOVERSVILLE — The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association have recognized Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home for excellence in lactation care, according to a news release. Littauer has received the IBCLC Care Award in ...

Summer tips for diabetics offered

FONDA — People with diabetes type 1 and 2 are more likely to feel the effects of hot weather, according to Montgomery County Public Health. The department offers some tips for those affected by diabetes to help them during the summer heat. ∫ Stay cool. Complications from diabetes such ...

Canal Days set for weekend

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing will host Canal Days on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free festival will celebrate the Erie Canal and the character of the people and towns along the way as part of the celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial. The Erie Canal was started ...

Michael and  Allison 
Scunziano run a race during the 
Mayfield School BackPack 
Program running 
event June 10. (Photo submitted

Running for a cause

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Central School’s BackPack Program hosted its first Family Fun Run 5K on June 10 to raise money for the program, which will start in the fall, according to a news release. The superhero-themed day kicked off with basket raffles, a 50/50, a dunk tank and face painting. ...

Students recognized by the Fulton County Youth Bureau at its annual Lead by Example event are, from left, Northville seniors Jaclyn VanNostrand and Catherine Millington; 
Broadalbin-Perth senior John “JP” 
Person; Gloversville seniors Christopher Smouse and Brianna Quackenbush; and Johnstown senior Sarah Martelle. Other honorees not shown are Mayfield senior Molly Lambo and 
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville senior Jeffrey Baker. (Photo submitted)

County Youth Bureau recognizes outstanding students

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Youth Bureau recognized area students at its annual Lead by Example recognition event June 8 at the Johnstown Senior Center. They are Northville seniors Jaclyn VanNostrand and Catherine Millington; Johnstown senior Sarah Martelle; Broadalbin-Perth senior John ...

Kelly DiNatale, right, a middle school science teacher, receives the Outstanding Patriot Award: Teacher. She is pictured with Broadalbin-Perth Board of Education President Ed Szumowski. (Photo submitted)

B-P names employee award winners

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson bid farewell to the faculty and staff of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District during the district’s annual employee recognition program June 22. During the program, the district recognized those ...

Parent Nate Snow, an accountant, talks to sixth-grade students Sam Kosiba, Landon Rose, Owen Hicks and Tyler Couture. (Photo submitted)

Fonda-Fultonville conducts career day

FONDA — On June 21, Fonda-Fultonville Middle School sixth-grade students participated in Career Day involving 10 parents and two community resource members from the Montgomery County Public Heather Department. Students took a survey and were placed in their top choice sessions that lasted ...

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From left are chamber President/CEO Mark Kilmer, Jack Scott, Scholarship Award recipients Molly Lambo of Mayfield, Alec Mahon of Fonda-Fultonville, Julie Capito of Broadalbin-Perth and Harrison Harper of Mayfield, Dustin Swanger and Larry Kelly. (Photo submitted)

Chamber awards scholarships

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce on May 17 awarded four $1,000 academic scholarships to Fulton and Montgomery County high school seniors at an event at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Academic scholarships were presented by Jack Scott of WENT radio, ...

Guitar lessons offered at county YMCA

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St., will offer three-week guitar lessons July 3, 10 and 17 with Aaron Mittler. Beginner’s lessons will be from 5 to 6 p.m., and intermediate lessons will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The lessons will focus on strumming technique, chords and ...

Amsterdam summer camp set

AMSTERDAM — The city’s 2017 summer camp will run for 6 1/2 weeks starting July 5 and ending Aug. 18. The camp will be held at the youth center at Bacon School, 40 Henrietta Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday each week, with pickup ending at 3:30 p.m. The camp will have ...

Campground to offer day use

GLOVERSVILLE — A Kid Cooking Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 to 13 for youths ages 6 to 12 at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Campers will be taught to make three gourmet lunches. Kids will also make food-related art projects. Campers should bring a ...

Students named to dean’s list

ALBANY — The University at Albany named area residents to the spring dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average. They include: Alysha Barker of Gloversville, Samuel Barth of Fort Johnson, Chantel Batuk of Fultonville, Alexandria ...

This antique medical cabinet will go to the highest bidder. (Photo submitted)

Rotary auctioning cabinet

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Rotary Foundation will present a wooden antique medical cabinet to the highest bidder as the group’s 2017 fundraiser. The reportedly custom-made piece, on display throughout the summer at William Coffey Studio on 322 N. Third St., has an estimated value of ...

Illustrator Megan Tennant, above, will be at the Timberline Cafe and Bakery on July 6 for a book signing with author Maurice Hebert. (Photo submitted)

Book signing set in Speculator

SPECULATOR — Area author Maurice Hebert and illustrator Megan Tennant will be at the Timberline Cafe and Bakery at 4 p.m. July 6 for beverages and signing of their new children’s book “What Would I Do? An A to Z Journey,” according to a news release. Timberline’s owners, Tammy and ...

County seeks state grant

FONDA — Montgomery County is accepting pre-applications for the county’s proposed Agriculture Microenterprise grant, according to a news release. Montgomery County, along with Montgomery County Business Development Center and Montgomery County Soil & Water, is applying for a $200,000 ...