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Erie Canal play to be performed by Capital Rep Theater on April 1

ALBANY — The play “They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal” will be performed for free by Capital Repertory Theater and hosted by the Shaker Heritage Society on April 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Shaker Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road. “They Built America” is the third ...

The People’s Choice Award from last year’s Capital District Garden & Flower Show is shown.  (Photo submitted)

Annual flower show returns

TROY — Upstate New York’s premier garden and flower show will mark its 30th anniversary when the annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show returns to the 60,000-square foot McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, Friday through Sunday. This year’s theme is ...

Hall of Famers set for May

COOPERSTOWN — The ninth Hall of Fame Classic will be held at Doubleday Field on May 27 as Hall of Famers and recently retired players suit up for the annual seven-inning legends game. Presented by Ford Motor Company and fueled with assistance from Major League Baseball, the classic ...

Gloversville Middle School Principal Mark Batty, right, and GMS Assistant Principal Christopher DePaolo, left, and the Eagle Award winners for the second quarter of 2016-17. (Photo submitted)

GMS students earn second-quarter Eagle Awards

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Middle School Principal Mark Batty has announced the names of 15 sixth, seventh and eighth-graders who earned the school’s Eagle Award for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. The award winners were sixth-graders Dalton Bleyl, James Collar, Sawyer ...

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Students of the Month

The Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students of the month for February were recently announced. The word used to pick the students was “caring.” From left, are Michael Reese, seventh grade; Grace Smith, sixth grade; Alexa Stewart, eighth grade; Jacob Church, seveth grade and Shannon VanAken, ...

From left, Juliet Mancini, Aimee Gerard and Emily Clizbe were given cash awards for their accomplishments by the Soroptomists International of Fulton and Montgomery counites. (Photo submitted)

Soroptomists award $6,000 to three

JOHNSTOWN — On Feb. 22, Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery counties disbursed $6,000 in cash awards among three young women from the two-county area. The organization, led by President Cindy Rivera, held its youth and women’s annual award meeting at The Holiday Inn in ...

The Glove releases 2017 concert fundraiser series

GLOVERSVILLE — The following are events happening this year at The Glove: ∫ May 13: Night of Blues. There will be two bands at the Glove Performing Arts Center for the Night of Blues. The bands who will be playing will be Doc Orloff’s Blue Elixir and Rick Surrano. There will be ...

Members of the Toss the Feathers Irish band are shown, from left, Dave Smith, Amy Schoch and Matt Young will perform at The Revival in Wells on March 26. (Photo submitted)

Irish band planned for The Revival

WELLS — Toss the Feathers traditional Irish band will perform an array of jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads and blarney on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at The Revival, 1441 Route 30, an 1845 Greek Revival Church on the National and State Historical Register, according to a news release. The ...

Area religious activites

Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville 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 children’s hour, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school ...

Goodier to be keynote speaker at symposium

JOHNSTOWN — Susan Goodier, author of No Votes for Women, a history of the anti-suffrage movement in the state, will be the keynote speaker at lunch time, 12:35 to 1:20 p.m., at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Symposium that will be held Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ...

The Refrigerators to perform

GLOVERSVILLE — The Refrigerators will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Glove Performing Arts Center on Main Street. According to a news release: For the last 20 years, the Refrigerators have made audiences dance and feel better about their day. Over the years, music and ...

Area children pose after attending the movie event hosted by Reality Check and Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties celebrating International Week of Action. IWOA events take place around the world during the week before the Academy Awards to highlight the need to reduce smoking in youth-related movies because it is proven that seeing smoking in movies is a cause of youth initiation. (Photo submitted)

Reality Check holds movie event for families, children

JOHNSTOWN — On Feb.17, Reality Check and Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties celebrated International Week of Action by hosting two free movie events at Emerald Cinemas, Amsterdam, and the MoviePlex, Johnstown. More than 200 youth and adults attended ...

Joseph Brant. (Photo submitted)

Talk on Joseph Brandt set

CANAJOHARIE — The American Revolution Round Table of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys presents “Joseph Brant’s 1780 Raid on Canajohary” by Wayne Lenig on April 4 at 6:30 at the Van Alstyne Homestead, 42 Moyer St. Time will be allocated to networking, socializing and to discuss prior ...

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 from Gloversville High School recently published a small book of original poems. The students are: Front row, from left, Moira Munn, Jewel Berkowitz, Cassidy Wildermuth and Ryan Smith. Middle row, from left are, Olivia Coffin, Emily Montana, Jacqueline McSpirit, Abigail Jock and Molly Loose. Back row, from left are, Leah Darbin, Charles Ryan and Austin Wells.  (Photo submitted)

Students publish book of poems

GLOVERSVILLE — Following an extensive study of poetry, a group of Gloversville High School students has compiled a collection of original work to share with the community, according to a news release. The final product, which contains 19 original poems, is the result of many extra hours of ...

State of the Beaver 2017 moderator Stanley Petrowski with Owen and Sharon Brown of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, and conference planner Leonard Houston, after Brown’s program in Oregon. (Photo submitted)

Beaver experts present at Oregon conference

DOLGEVILLE —  Owen Brown, president of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, and Sharon Brown, BWW biologist, presented “Forty Years Working for Beavers” at the Feb. 22 through 25 State of the Beaver 2017 conference in Canyonville, OR.  They represented Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, ...

Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School math teacher Sue Summerfield, right, and Fort Plain Free Library Director Whitney Hubbard, stand with the age-appropriate, math-themed kits which include three children’s books and related activities and games that local families can borrow from the library. (Photo submitted)

Area teacher presents ‘math kits’ to Fort Plain Free Library

FORT PLAIN — Is it possible to utter the words “fun” and “math” in the same breath? Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School math teacher Sue Summerfield thinks so, and she has set out to prove it. With the benefit of a $500 grant from the Pi State Educational Foundation of Delta Kappa ...

Northville varsity basketball player, Lucas Jetty, left, reads to the fourth-grade audience as fellow basketball players, from left, Andy Klingbeil, John Sira and John Bace look on. (Photo submitted)

Northville students have night of reading and fun with families

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District and the school’s Library Media Center joined forces Wednesday to co-host a family reading and book fair night event for district families, according to a news release. Elementary principal Tammy Driscoll Reidell led a parent discussion of ...

Pictured is “Summer Breeze”, a watercolor painting by Kathleen Oakes. Oakes is the featured artist at Micropolis Art Gallery through April. (photo submitted)

Painter to be featured artist

GLOVERSVILLE — Kathleen Oakes will be Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery’s guest artist for March and April. Her show will include a number of transparent watercolor paintings, many inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks and surrounding areas. Oakes, a resident of Amsterdam and owner ...

United Way of Fulton County funding applications soon available

GLOVERSVILLE — Applications for United Way program funding for the 2017-18 fiscal year will be available in United Way’s Gloversville office, starting April 3, according to a news release. The United Way of Fulton County is working to build a stronger community, creating opportunities ...