In Brief

FFCSD free winter concerts planned

FONDA — The following is the Fonda-Fultonville Central School winter concerts. The concerts are free and open to the public, according to a news release. ∫ At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (snow date is Dec. 20) middle school concert with the bell choir, fifth-sixth grade chorus, sixth grade band, ...

Christmas Eve candlelight service

SPECULATOR — The North Country Bible Fellowship, Elm Lake Road, will hold their annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Everyone is welcome to attend, according to a news release.

Blue Christmas prayer service set

BROADALBIN — The First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., will hold a blue Christmas prayer service from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, led by the Rev. Linda M. Martin, according to a news release. During the service, we will light all four of the Advent candles. The candles will be lit for ...

Polar Plunge set for New Year’s Day

CAROGA — The 12th annual polar plunge will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1, at Caroga Lake Marina, 2279 Route 10. The free family event will run from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Donations will benefit the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Swing-era music slated for Dec. 29

AMSTERDAM — Linda Lee and the Foxcreek Band will play music from the swing era through the 1960s for square and round dancing from 4 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 29, at Elks Lodge 101, 8 Fourth Ave. Doors will open 3 p.m. No partner is needed. The event will include a cash bar, free munchies, and food ...

Camp Woodhaven given ACA nod

GALWAY — Camp Woodhaven, a day camp located here and managed by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, has been recognized by the American Camp Association and has received ACA accreditation, according to a news release. ACA accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that ...

Cornell Co-op events slated for next month

FONDA — The following are 4-H events of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery counties. ∫ At 6 p.m. Thursday will be the Fulton-Montgomery 4-H art show at the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St. ∫ From 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, will be the first Fulton-Montgomery 4-H ...

GHA to meet next Tuesday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority’s board of commissioners will meet on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the administration building, 181 West St.

Water board to meet on Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — The city water board will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the water department building, 67-73 S. Main St.

Town board meeting on Dec. 27

BENSON — The Benson Town Board will have a special end of year meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 in the Benson Town Hall.

Driving tips for older drivers

FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of Public Health has the following older driver tips. There are more than 2.5 million New Yorkers aged 65 and older continue their independence by driving to work, medical appointments, and social and recreational activities. Unfortunately, older ...

HealthLink to hold Alzheimer’s program

JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, will hold a program on “Alzheimer’s — Effective Communication” on Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court. “We’ll discuss the ...

Writers’ group invites participants

FORT PLAIN — The writers’ group at Fort Plain invites writers of all experience levels, styles and genres to gather in the local history room of the Fort Plain Free Library every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Writers at Fort Plain is a creative writing group made up of writers from ...

Glov. library board scheduled to meet

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library Board of Truestees will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 58 E. Fulton St., according to a news release.

Mayfield School District sets meeting

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District has scheduled its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library, according to a news release.

Holiday crafting event to be offered

AMSTERDAM — The Resource Center for Independent Living will be offering a holiday crafting event for individuals who care for those with memory loss from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at The Mulberry Tree Studio, 2609 Route 30A, Fonda, according to a news release. The free event will be an afternoon ...

Common Council public session slated

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Common Council will hold the December public session at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Council Chambers, according to a news release. The 2019 organizational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019, with the January work session immediately following. There ...

Diabetes can be stopped before it starts

FONDA — Pre-diabetes is when your body has a higher level of glucose in its bloodstream than normal but it is not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis, according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Health. Pre-diabetes puts one at a higher risk for developing Type two diabetes and ...

Film about city set to be released

GLOVERSVILLE — A local filmmaker is producing a film about Gloversville’s efforts at revitalizing its local economy, according to a news release. Greg Hitchcock of Gloversville said he concentrated on making a movie about downtown Gloversville because he believes that downtowns play a ...

Holiday Match applications sought

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Stewart Shops kick off another season of their Holiday Match campaign — they are celebrating 32 years of giving back to local children’s charities. The generous customers have helped Stewarts contribute nearly $26 million to thousands of organizations since 1986. ...