Community News

Boy Scout Troop 5051 kick off the new school year with active schedule

BROADALBIN — Boy Scout Troop 5051 has kicked off the new school year with an active schedule. Before weekly meetings started in September, the troop participated in the annual 9-11 remembrance at the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company. Boys conducted the flag ceremony, and some also served ...

Hand in Glove Art and Essay Competition set for 2019

GLOVERSVILLE — Fulton County Historical Society and Museum along with the Fulton County historian will hold a Hand in Glove Art and Essay Competition for spring 2019 as part of a yearlong celebration of Fulton County’s heritage as a tanning and glove-making center. Separate competitions ...

Education news in brief

Richards receives Master’s in nursing WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Allana Richards of St. Johnsville, recently received a master’s degree in nursing at Wilkes University. Young gets first white coat at ceremony OLD WESTBURY — Benjamin Young of Broadalbin, was one of the medical students who ...

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: October missions month — Sunday school for all ...

Cleaning the pipes

Water is shown flowing from hydrants Thursday night in Amsterdam on Route 5 as part of the town’s hydrant flushing. Hydrants are routinely flushed in municipalities in an effort to ensure adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses. It also helps maintain the ...

Stewart’s Shops recalls cranberry apple drink

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart's Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart's Shops brand Cranberry Apple Refresher, 16 fluid ounces, because the product may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume ...

Talk on invasive species planned for Tuesday

FORT HUNTER — Gwendolyn Grace Temple of the Capital/Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, will speak about aquatic invasive species and their impact on the state’s waterways at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing visitor ...

Tricare dental program to end

JOHNSTOWN — On Dec. 31, the TRICARE retiree dental program contract and dental benefits under the current Department of Defense program will end, according to the Fulton County Veterans Service Agency. However, dental coverage for military retirees and family members will be offered under ...

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 ...

‘Evening of Perfect Pairings’ set

AMSTERDAM — An Evening of Perfect Pairings will be presented by the Foundation for Montgomery County Office for Aging from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Amsterdam Castle, 49 Florida Ave. Partygoers can enjoy the evening’s festivities both inside the castle and in a tent on Castle grounds. ...

Littauer Hospital

Oct. 2 Admissions Cassondra Clark of Johnstown. William J. Witts of Northville. Discharges Brian Blakeslee of Gloversville. Verrego baby girl of Broadalbin. Kimberly A. Verrego of Broadalbin. Valerie A. Wade of Gloversville. Births Jeremy Miller and Cassondra Clark of ...

Rose Knox tea held

JOHNSTOWN — On a late summer afternoon, 65 attendees were treated to an afternoon presentation by Anne Niles, assisted by her granddaughter, Diona Niles, on the life and accomplishments of Rose Markward Knox who assumed leadership of the Knox Gelatin Company upon the death of her husband ...

10.6.18

By Abbey Ballard, with love How can the trees continue to turn And their leaves continue to fall? When the hearts of so many are weighted with grief As the pain of loss touches us all How can the sun continue to set, marking another new day? When for those left behind, time has stood ...

Walleye Ice Fishing tourney representative gives $1,000

GLOVERSVILLE — Representatives of the 10th annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,000 check, as well as $445 from a special raffle raised by event co- coordinator Lou Stutzke, owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking ...

Soroptimist International art show kicks off Thursday

GLOVERSVILLE — Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery Counties has scheduled an art exhibit, “Best of Women” at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery at 2 N. Main St. during the month of October. There will be a Meet the Artists reception for the ...

Owl walk and talk planned at historic Schoharie Crossing

FORT HUNTER — Environmental educator George Steele will lead a walk that explores the river bank and the old Erie Canal towpath at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site while watching and listening for owl species at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20. The Owl Prowl will start at Yankee Hill ...

I Love NY foliage report for Oct. 3 to 9

Vibrant peak and near-peak foliage is expected this weekend in some areas of the Adirondacks region, while near-peak colors will emerge in the Thousand Islands-Seaway region and parts of the Catskills, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s  I LOVE NY ...

DEC advises homeowners to check fuel oil tanks

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is advising homeowners that heating fuel oil storage tanks should be inspected to ensure they will not leak or spill before receiving the first shipment of fuel oil for the upcoming heating season. More than two million homes in New York are ...

Adirondack hikes included in N.Y. guidebook

SARANAC LAKE — The fourth edition of Falcon Guides’ “Hiking New York” is out, and while the book features hikes in 10 different regions of the state, the Adirondacks loom large with two dozen hikes highlighted. While not meant to be a comprehensive guide listing all the hikes in New ...

Littauer Hospital

Sept. 26 Discharges Ashley A. Valik of Johnstown. Valik baby girl of Johnstown. Births Breanne Ahrens and George Hall of Johnstown, a boy at 7:47 a.m. Emmilee Oare and Michael Smith of Gloversville, a boy at 6:50 p.m. Emily Smith and Jeffrey Buseck of Gloversville, a boy at 3:02 ...