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Veterans parade takes place at Kingsborough Elementary

GLOVERSVILLE — Students at Kingsborough Elementary School learned about Veterans Day from some of the students’ own relatives and family friends who took part in a parade through the school on Friday. The Gloversville Glamour Girls helped school secretary Deborah Ashe and Gloversville ...

Teacher gives curriculum presentation to school board

JOHNSTOWN — A presentation by a Greater Johnstown School District life studies teacher on her curriculum was given to the Board of Education last week at Johnstown High School. Johnstown Teachers Association President Nancy Lisicki introduced Knox Junior High School family consumer sciences ...

Local veteran gets ‘Leaders of the Sea’ experience

GLOVERSVILLE— After serving for 38 years of combined active and reserved service, Gloversville native COL David M. Cummings, U.S. Army Retired combat veteran, had a unique opportunity this past summer. Under the direction of the U.S. Navy, Cummings took part in the distinguished “Leaders of ...

Dozens show up for Gloversville Public Library grand opening

GLOVERSVILLE — Large swaths of the community gathered in and around the Gloversville Public Library on Sunday for a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand reopening celebration following the conclusion of the massive renovation project that modernized the historic library. “Thank you everyone ...

Volunteers sought for Twin City Churches Thanksgiving dinner program

JOHNSTOWN — Most people take Thanksgiving dinner for granted and end up overstuffed and sleepy. But each year, the Twin Cities Council of Churches depends on the generosity of those who have to help those who have not by donating turkeys, other foods, money and delivery. “Last year we ...

Johnstown veterans program held in city

JOHNSTOWN — The centennial marking the conclusion of World War I was observed at the annual Johnstown Veterans’ Day Program, during a brisk Sunday morning at the downtown Charles Jenner Memorial Bandshell. Johnstown Historical Society President Robert Subik provided a stirring remembrance ...

‘Operation Christmas Child’ program starts

GLOVERSVILLE — Area families, churches, groups and volunteers will be collecting shoeboxes filled with joy for children overseas this week during Operation Christmas Child’s national collection at over 5,000 drop-off sites beginning today through Nov. 19. Local drop-off sites for ...

FF students honor veterans at event Friday

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville Central School District honored local veterans on Friday with a Veterans Day celebration. The celebration featured a series of performances by the students including the high school Jazz Ensemble performing “America the Beautiful,” Brave Ringers performing ...

Veteran’s club preserves historic treasures

When you think of organizations that house and preserve important history, historical societies, libraries, and museums usually come to mind. Hardly anyone would add veteran’s organizations, but omitting them could be wrong, at least in the case of Broadalbin’s Robert Lee Walsh American ...

Veterans Day ceremony held at Gloversville City Hall

GLOVERSVILLE — “This is all open warfare. There isn’t a house still standing anywhere,” and the ground was filled with “shell holes.” This was the way Thomas Furnan described the scene in a letter as his 27th Division, 105th Infantry Regiment, prepared for another World War I ...

Businessman receives key to the city of Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton King presented a key to the city to Terry Kucel on Thursday, honoring the retired businessman for his efforts leading a restoration project at Wandel Park. “It is my honor to give you this key to the city in recognition for all of your hard work and ...

11th annual Liberty’s Got Talent show held at F-F High School

FONDA — The 11th annual Liberty’s Got Talent Follies had 35 song, dance and comedy acts Saturday at Fonda-Fultonville auditorium — and has grown hugely since its inception. “We started out with a microphone and CD player,” said Alison Wallace, a Johnstown schools music teacher and ...

Annual Festival of Wreaths slated

JOHNSTOWN — The public can donate wreaths until Nov. 17 for the Johnstown Historical Society’s second annual Festival of Wreaths set for a week later at the James Burk Inn. The festival — this year titled “Christmas Stories” — will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at the inn. ...

Into the Wild: Surf & Turf for the NYS Outdoor Writers Assoc.

“Go into the driveway, park along the side of the bamboo and garage, walk past the donkey and if he bellows you’ll jump out of your boots. Go either 25 yards behind the donkey or through the woods about 100 yards until you see swamp, and get up in a tree. I’ve killed a bunch of big bucks ...

Assistant superintendent presents to board

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education was given a lot to think about during a preliminary 2019-20 budget discussion Tuesday night at Johnstown High School. Assistant Superintendent Ruthie Cook gave a presentation on some of the fiscal analysis the district has ...

Gloversville Public Library grand reopening is Sunday

GLOVERSVILLE — Residents from near and far are expected to turn up at the Gloversville Public Library on Sunday when the Grand Reopening Celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring guest speakers, time to tour the newly renovated building and refreshments. The Gloversville Public ...

Chamber collects info on tourism

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce got a better idea of what tourists like about the area by surveying participants in September’s first-ever Harvester cycling event. In her monthly report to Fulton County, chamber Tourism Director Gina DaBiere-Gibbs said a ...

Fulton County to look at the tentative 2019 budget

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Budget Director Alice Kuntzsch will present the county’s tentative 2019 budget to the Board of Supervisors at its meeting starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the County Office Building. A public hearing on the county’s 2019-20 capital plan will be conducted at 1:30 ...

Daily events are happening at the Dorn Space

GLOVERSVILLE — Wide World of Writers Week at Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., will consist of daily events and presentations from now through Nov. 18 as follows: ∫ Today at 8 p.m. — “My Life in the FBI.” Recently retired (April 2018) FBI agent Daniel Kelly provides an inside ...