Community News

Children attend sheriff’s group’s summer camp

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino announced 12 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's 2016 Summer Camp.The Sheriffs' Summer Camp is designed to provide a recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship. ...

Two named to Habitat board

GLOVERSVILLE - Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors for four-year terms.They are Katherine Sullivan of Johnstown and Brett Preston of Johnstown, according to a news release.Sullivan spent her career with the Greater ...

Oppenheim plans garage sale for Aug. 6

OPPENHEIM - The Oppenheim Historical Society is sponsoring its annual townwide garage sale on Aug. 6.Maps will be available at the headquarters in the Town Barn on Aug. 6.People holding sales should contact Debbie Schell at 568-2271.There is no charge for this service, but a donation will be ...

Summer Drama Club plans performances

CANAJOHARIE - The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Summer Drama Club will perform "101 Dalmatians Kids" and "Summer Show Rewind" at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Canajoharie High School's Arkell auditorium.The tickets cost $5 for adults; $4 for seniors and students; and nothing for preschool ...

Performance set at Unity Hall in Fort Plain

FORT PLAIN - Pat Ruddy, Leslie Kubica and the Matchstick Menagerie, the Eugene Tyler Band, and the Screaming Rebel Angels will take the stage Saturday at Historic Unity Hall, corner of Center and Mohawk streets.Music will include a mix of folk, pop, country and jazz selections.Doors will open ...

Storyteller to perform at historic site

FORT HUNTER - Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will perform at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday at 6 p.m. as the kickoff event of the annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series.Her performance will take place outdoors in front of the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center.The show will ...

Colonial Theatre ‘Wizard of Oz’ cast listed

JOHNSTOWN - Director Justin Newkirk announced the cast for his production of "The Wizard of Oz" at Colonial Little Theatre.The musical will be presented Aug 4, 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.The Aug. 4 performance will benefit United Way of Fulton County.All tickets cost ...

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 ...

Hospice names marketing head

GLOVERSVILLE - Mountain Valley Hospice announced it has appointed Cynthia Gates-Truax as the new marketing and development director.Truax was marketing and development director from 2009-2013 at hospice, a news release said. She resigned in 2013 to run a capital campaign for another non-profit ...

Merendo named to HealthLink post

GLOVERSVILLE - Nathan Littauer Hospital announced Tammy Merendo is the next director of community education working for Littauer's HealthLink.She is filling a position recently vacated by the retired Sue Cridland. Merendo currently is a nurse manager at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing ...

Century Club awards scholarships to students from area

AMSTERDAM - The General Federation of Women's Clubs Century Club of Amsterdam recently awarded scholarships to local students at its annual banquet at the Winner's Circle in Fonda.Hannah Rose Priamo, the daughter of Paul Priamo and the late Stacy Priamo, a recent graduate of Broadalbin-Perth ...

FMCC student attends conference

JOHNSTOWN - Fulton-Montgomery Community College sophomore Kelsey Johnson recently attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, a news release said. The 2 1/2-day conference presented by the American Association of University Women took place June 2 through 4 at the ...

New event added to society’s calendar

MAYFIELD - The Mayfield Historical Society announced it is adding a new event to its summer schedule. "Family Day at The Rice Homestead" will be Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Musical entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, costumed re-enactors and local craftspeople demonstrating their ...

1780 raid on Canajohary commemoration scheduled

FORT PLAIN - A commemoration/memorial of the Aug. 2, 1780, raid on Canajohary will take place on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Plain Museum located at 389 Canal St.People will remember the sacrifices of that day with speeches by Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort and others. A roll call ...

St. Kateri feast day celebrated

FONDA -The National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha held a Saint Kateri feast day weekend celebration on July 14, 16 and 17.More than 400 people attended Masses on Saturday and Sunday to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha and to celebrate the Gospel of Jesus. Participants included Native American and ...

DeMagistris receives certification

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Enlarged School District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Michael DeMagistris recently earned the designation of Certified Athletic Administrator from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, making him one of an elite ...

County awards tourism grants

FONDA - County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and Legislative Chairman Terry A. Bieniek announced the award winners of the Montgomery County Local Tourism Grants for 2016.Bieniek (District 5) and Economic Development Chairman Robert A. Purtell (District 9) made the check presentation on July 3 ...

Moonshine Junkies to perform

FORT PLAIN - The 2016 Summer Music in the Park Series will feature Moonshine Junkies at 7 p.m. Thursday at Haslett Park.For more information, visit www.moonshinejunkies.com.Events are Thursday nights and are free.

Fort Plain students earn more than $100K in scholarships

FORT PLAIN - Awards totaling more than $100,000 were given to members of the class of 2016 by the Scholarship Association of Fort Plain at the 121st graduation exercise of the Fort Plain Central School.This total includes awards and scholarships granted by the scholarship association and awards ...

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 ...