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After listening to “The Gingerbread Man,” Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES pre-kindergarten students Kara Rutherford, Paxson Dommer, Adrianna Santucci and Caleb Coffin, at West Canada Valley, retold the story and then decorated and ate their own gingerbread-man cookies. 
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Pre-k registration starts

HERKIMER — Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES has announced the 2017-18 school year registration dates for the prekindergarten program located at the Dolgeville school district. The pre-kindergarten program provides opportunities for positive intellectual, social, emotional and physical ...

Brian McDonnell, left, and John Pietras, have built an ice lean-to near the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace. (Adirondack Daily Enterprise/Chris Knight)

Ice lean-to a nice touch near Ice Palace

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a new lean-to on the shore of Lake Flower, but you better enjoy it now because it’ll be gone by the summer camping season. John Pietras and Brian McDonnell were busy Friday putting the finishing touches on an ice lean-to they built at the Lake Flower boat launch, ...

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Raquette Lake winter Carnival planned

RAQUETTE LAKE — The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off Friday night at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall at 5 p.m. with pot luck dinner and pitch tournament. The pot luck is free if you bring a dish to share or $10 per person.   On Saturday, youth activities start at 11a.m. Games ...

Clarice Nichols, Interfaith Partnership For The Homeless volunteer and outreach coordinator, shares a moment with one of Interfaith’s guests. (Photo submitted)

Celebration of healthcare excellence set

AMSTERDAM — Longtime Amsterdam pediatrician Dr. Kurt Konieczny, and Interfaith Partnership For The Homeless, will be honored by the Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare at the 21st annual Celebration of Healthcare Excellence, set for Feb. 27 at the Holiday Inn, Johnstown. Along with ...

Honor rolls and graduations

Daemen College AMHERST— The following student achieved dean’s list status at Daemen College for the fall 2016 semester:  Janai Richards of Gloversville. SUNY Oswego OSWEGO — Area students earning a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79 appear on SUNY Oswego’s fall 2016 ...

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino meets with the the Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School FIRST LEGO League Team-Fully Charged For Rescue!, standing from left, Ethan Waufle, Charles Santon, Giovanni Barboza, Jake Morin and William Ribar and, kneeling with stuffed dog, Owen Compani. (Photo submitted)

Sheriff visits school, hears pet rescue evacuation plan

BROADALBIN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino visited with the Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School FIRST LEGO League Team-Fully Charged For Rescue! recently at the district robotics room. Giardino met and discussed evacuation safety with the team. He listened to their research and ...

Doreen and Wayne Wnuk present a check for $1,000 to St. Mary’s Foundation Executive Director Jessica Smrtic, right, to support St. Mary’s Cancer Screening Program. (Photo submitted)

Worthy cause

AMSTERDAM — ATV racer Wayne Wnuk of Amsterdam presented a check for $1,000 to The Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare in January, to support the organization’s cancer screening program. The St. Mary’s cancer screening program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties provides ...

Littauer Hospital

Feb. 1 Admissions Victor Colon of Gloversville. Maxine M. Tubbs of Speculator. Discharges Valerie A. Wade of Gloversville. Births Mr. and Mrs. Jason Mayes of Johnstown, a boy at 11:53 a.m. Feb. 2 Admissions Malcolm Newton of Gloversville. Discharges Victor ...

DEC forest rangers rescues

ALBANY — New York state Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations, and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, ...

Mohawk Harvest Market announces discount schedule

GLOVERSVILLE — The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Market St., announced Wednesday that the new discount for all co-op member-shareholders is 5 percent every day. The discount, which began Feb. 1, will not apply to wholesale or sale items. It is offered to any member-shareholder in ...

Do we have your cash? More than $1M in lost money returned daily

Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds. DiNapoli oversees 35 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at $14.5 billion ...

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Johnstown native Gerard Gifford receives promotion

PHILADELPHIA — Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) has announced that Johnstown native Gerard H. Gifford, 61, has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer effective April 1. In this new role, Mr. Gifford will continue to report to Timothy J. Donahue, President and ...

Riverside third-graders and their box buddies look at lettuce plants.
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College, elementary partner for harvest buddies program

ONEONTA — Nearly 70 SUNY Oneonta students helped launch a new service-learning partnership aimed at getting local elementary school children excited about growing their own food. With grant funding acquired through SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community, assistant ...

Alpin Haus Fitness Center hosts hot warrior yoga training classes

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus Fitness Center has announced that locally-based yoga instructor Jennilee Toner will offer her acclaimed Hot Warrior Yoga Teacher Training at its 800-square foot yoga studio in Amsterdam. The 200-hour, six-weekend course is designed for individuals who are interested ...

Local musician Bill Ackerbauer, pictured at left,  has released a new album of original songs. The eight-track EP, titled "Discovery," was released Feb. 3 on the online independent music platform Bandcamp.com, which donated all of that day's sales proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union in support of free speech and other civil rights. Ackerbauer, a former longtime editor and writer with The Leader-Herald, now works in human services as his main occupation but also teaches guitar and violin lessons at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. He performs music both as a solo artist and with two regional bands, Junk Rocket and The Doghouse Carpenters. To stream, download or order copies of "Discovery," visit https://smokinbill.bandcamp.com.
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Bill Ackerbauer releases new album ‘Discovery’

Local musician Bill Ackerbauer, pictured at left, has released a new album of original songs. The eight-track EP, titled "Discovery," was released Feb. 3 on the online independent music platform Bandcamp.com, which donated all of that day's sales proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union ...

SUNY set to host Poetry Out Loud state competition

ALBANY — State University of New York campuses are set to host the Poetry Out Loud Contest. The program, held simultaneously across the United States, is part of its ongoing partnership with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council ...

Captain Science scheduled to hold Take It Apart series at library

FORT PLAIN — When Captain Science returns to the Fort Plain Free Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, he’ll be challenging his second- to sixth-grade proteges to take things apart, figure out what makes them tick, and put them back together. The young “agents” of retired Clinton ...

“Over The Hill to the Poorhouse” is where John R. Warman would probably have ended up if he hadn’t skipped out of Gloversville when he did.
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John R. Warman, won’t you please come home

Was he an unrepentant con man or someone who sincerely regretted getting in over his head by making bad investments with other people’s money? No doubt angry Gloversville citizens, particularly those having deposits in the Fulton County National Bank back in 1885, would have liked to ask ...

Community Calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit at ...

Students read to shelter pets during event

AMSTERDAM — Nearly 200 students from St. Mary’s Institute participated in National Day of Service on Monday. The school partnered with the Montgomery County SPCA to help raise awareness and funds for their local animal shelter. The SPCA set up a mobile adoption site right at SMI for the ...