Community News

Area residents honored for outstanding performance

ALBANY - Twenty-one Capital Region and Hudson Valley residents with disabilities are among 60 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through New York State Industries for the Disabled's annual people-centered awards program.Among the Joslin Outstanding Performers are: Jody Bombard, ...

SVAN workshops planned for Nov.

NORTHVILLE - The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network recently announced art workshops that will take place in November.The workshops include: Painting Class 3- Acrylics/oils, will take place Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16 at the Edinburg Community Center, 47 Military Road, Edinburg. The six sessions ...

Communtiy Calendar

AAIf anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at 736-2644.TOPSFor more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit at 752-4148 or ...

Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda grants available

ALBANY - Municipalities and not-for-profit corporations can apply for $150,000 in grants to implement the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced.The deadline for applying is 2 p.m. Dec. 1. The Environmental Protection Fund is providing the ...

Catucci receives Peer award

FONDA - The Peer Recognition program was started this year to recognize Montgomery County employees who continually exemplify high professional standards."I believe this program is important to honor and recognize employees who are willing to learn and grow, display a strong work ethic and are ...

Schumann-McGhee to be guest speaker for AAUW

AMSTERDAM - The Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at La Cucina Restaurant, 1 Port Jackson Square. The meeting will focus on elder law and estate planning with speaker Bethany ...

Ghost hunt slated for Oct. 24

GLOVERSVILLE - The annual Fulton County Museum ghost hunt will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 24.A limited number of tickets are available. People may buy the tickets at the museum from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.After Sunday, the museum will operate on its winter schedule, ...

Velez to give performance

GLOVERSVILLE - ?Louie Velez, a resident of Amsterdam, will be performing at 7 p.m. at the Glove Theatre on Oct. 24 with the premiere of his new show "A Nostalgic Evening With Sammy," according to a news release.His tribute to the iconic entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., Velez is to honor the ...

Hike at Canal Trail set

FORT HUNTER - HealthLink Littauer announced its monthly "Hiking For The Health Of It!" is scheduled for Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. along the Erie Canal Trail, a news release said. The hike is rated easy and will be about 5 miles, round-trip, or less, depending upon group ability."Come experience the ...

Spiak awarded the Daisy Award

AMSTERDAM -?Margaret Spiak was chosen by her colleagues to receive the highly acclaimed Daisy Award at St. Mary's Healthcare.Spiak is the nurse manager in William Hall, overseeing the Progressive Care Unit.The Daisy Award is presented to nurses who are recognized by their patients or colleagues ...

Chefs wanted for harvest festival cook-off

JOHNSTOWN - Chefs are wanted for the third annual Johnstown Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-off.The event will be held Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. in Main Street Park. Amateurs to experienced chefs are welcome.Judging will be completed by a three-person panel, as well as public tasters. Prizes ...

Transitions sets conference for Oct. 19

GLOVERSVILLE - Transitions will host a conference Oct. 19 about supports and interventions for young adults with learning differences after they leave home.Throughout the day, two guests will give presentations detailing strategies to build independence for students with autism, ADHD and other ...

Canajoharie secretary honored for service

CANAJOHARIE - After more than 20 years of working in the school district, longtime Canajoharie Middle School secretary Joanne Heiser retired Friday.Heiser, who first started in the district as the secretary at the former West Hill School in 1993, was honored for her service by the Board of ...

Community Calendar

AAIf anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at 736-2644.TOPSFor more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit at 752-4148 or ...

4-H club starts a Little Free Library

NORTHVILLE - The Northville Falcon Helpers 4-H Club has started the year off with meetings on Sept. 11 and 25, and created a Little Free Library for people to be able to read all kinds of books for free. The meetings were held at the Northville United Presbyterian Church, a news release ...

An evening of good taste, and food, slated for Saturday

JOHNSTOWN - "An evening of good taste," sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, will hold its fourth annual event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Johnstown Moose Family Center, 109 S. Comrie Ave., a news release said.The event will offer samples of pasta and wines from local ...

Meher-Dallman family reunion held

GLOVERSVILLE - The Meher-Dallman annual family reunion was held at the Pleasant Square Fire House on July 26.Approximately 80 family members and friends attended from Gloversville, Johnstown, Ephrata, Edinburg, Northville, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Saratoga, Ballston Spa and Delaware, a ...

Event raises money for family

FONDA - On Tuesday, the offices of Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and Montgomery County Sheriff Michael J. Amato presented Mabellene Whipple, an employee at the Sheriff's Office, with money raised during a Jeans Day event to benefit her family.Whipple and her family lost ...

HerStory Trivia Night planned

GLOVERSVILLE - Soroptimist International of Fulton County will hold a HerStory Trivia Night on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eccentric Club, 109 N. Main St.The event is part of the year long celebration of the 200th birthday celebration for Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized by the Elizabeth Cady ...

Teens learn about health careers

AMSTERDAM - High school students considering a career in healthcare are invited to the St. Mary's Healthcare Medical Explorers Program, where they can learn about the many opportunities available.Students ages 14 to 20 are eligible for the program, and there is no fee to join, a news release ...