Community News

Three nurses honored for care

GLOVERSVILLE -?The Center for Donation & Transplant nominated three Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home nurses for the CDT's 2014-15 Lyn LaBarre Donate Life Healthcare Champion of the Year Award.Nurses Charmaine Miskinis, RN, Tina Barber, RN, and Sari Stewart, RN, were ...

Rotary donates to Scout troop

NORTHVILLE - The Northville Rotary Club presented a check for $915 to the Northville Boy Scout Troop 55 at a Rotary meeting Sept. 3.Rotary President Adam Reimers gave the check to Scoutmaster Todd Payne and board member Charles Froatz, according to a news release.The check represented the ...

District receives grant for literacy

MAYFIELD - Mayfield Elementary School received a $4,000 Youth Literacy Grant from Dollar General.The school will use the money to help create The Leveled Literacy Project, library for the school's youngest learners - those in kindergarten through second grade, a news release said.The literacy ...

Area news in brief

Breastfeedinggroup sets meetingGLOVERSVILLE - The Birthing Center At Littauer announced the Breastfeeding Support Group will meet Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Birthing Center classroom at Nathan Littauer Hospital, 99 E. State St.The free, bi-monthly support group is open to all ...

500 donate to library effort

GLOVERSVILLE - Christine Pesses and Elizabeth Batchelor, co-chairwomen of the Gloversville Public Library Capital Campaign, announced the campaign has reached 500 donors.The donors have helped to raise $2.5 million toward the renovation project.The campaign, sponsored by the Gloversville ...

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 ...

Doctor pledges $1M donation to St. Mary’s

Amsterdam - A $1,000,000 donation for the new St. Mary's Healthcare pavilion has been pledged by Dr. Govind Rao and his wife, Jyothi Rao, a news release said.The name of the facility, the Rao Outpatient Pavilion, will honor the Rao family for their ongoing contributions to needed health care in ...

Fulmont agency schedules annual dinner for Oct. 5

JOHNSTOWN - The Fulmont Community Action agency will have its annual dinner Oct. 5 at the Holiday Inn on Route 30A.The social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and the dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.The dinner choices are prime rib, turkey breast with stuffing, broiled haddock and vegetarian ...

Mohawk Harvest dinner scheduled for Sept. 20

GLOVERSVILLE - The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market will host its fifth Harvest Dinner on Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. at Lexington Center, 465 N. Perry St.The co-op has announced the sponsors for the event.The premiere sponsor is Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and the wine sponsor is ...

Triathlon raises $1,000 for center

GLOVERSVILLE - A total of 79 athletes participated in the Sixth Annual Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon Aug. 1 at Peck's Lake. The lake is located in the towns of Johnstown and Bleecker. The triathlon raised $1,000 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center, a service of the Mental Health ...

Foote to give lecture on siege of Ft. Stanwix

FORT PLAIN - On Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Plain Museum, Allan D. Foote will give a brief talk about the 1777 siege of Fort Stanwix followed by a demonstration of the game, "To the Last Extremity: The Siege of Fort Stanwix."There will also be time for attendees to participate in the game ...

Women and the law talk slated

AMSTERDAM - Mary Farley, a candidate for state Supreme Court justice for the 4th Judicial District, will speak at the Shape the Future membership meeting of the local American Association of University Women Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Raindancer Restaurant on Route 30.The local AAUW branch ...

Redware lecture and pottery lesson to be held

FORT PLAIN - Starting Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Charlene and Wayne Lenig are presenting a three-day seminar at the Fort Plain Museum. The couple will present a discussion on the history and manufacture of one of the most common type of earthenware used in America during the 1600s and 1700s, a news ...

Meet the artists at reception

GLOVERSVILLE- Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery will hold a Meet the Artists reception with special guest, Julie Branch. The reception will be held in the gallery on Sept. 18 between 5 and 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.Julie Branch is a full-time sculptor living and ...

Coast to Coast Band to perform Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE - The Coast to Coast Band will perform Saturday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Glove Performing Arts Center.The California Project, now known as Coast To Coast, was an idea of Todd Begin, the band's lead guitarist, who asked Laura Sordiff of California to do a project with him in ...

Sira receives endorsement

The Committee to Elect Louise K. Sira Fulton County Judge and Surrogate announced Sira was recently endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers.The State Troopers PBA cited Sira's "valuable experience in felony jury trials and making decisions that affect ...

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 ...

William Joyce exhibit at Canajoharie Arkell museum

Canajoharie - The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie is presenting the exhibition William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood from Sept. 26 through Jan. 3. The exhibition, developed by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, includes pencil sketches, crayon drawings, lithographs and ...

Community’s voice helped shape project

GLOVERSVILLE - With the steady stream of comments from the community, the Gloversville Board of Education plans to review a revised capital project plan at its next meeting later this month."Our community supports its students, so of course, we want to be sure any investment they make in ...

Ways to protect yourself from Lyme Disease

FONDA - It is that time of year again when ticks start to become more mobile and look for warm-blooded mammals to hitch a ride on and the Montgomery County Public Health wants to remind everyone that Lyme Disease is caused by the bite of a deer ticks the news release said.Residents can reduce ...