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Absolute Auction & Realty seeks relationship with Johnstown

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JOHNSTOWN — A Dutchess County firm that auctions properties for municipalities solicited the Johnstown Common Council Monday night with a presentation and request to assist. Absolute Auction & Realty Inc. of Pleasant Valley, which also does business as NYS Auctions, told officials at ...

MVEDD official talks to county

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JOHNSTOWN — The executive director of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District introduced himself to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week at the board’s meeting. MVEDD official Stephen Smith took a few minutes during the public speaker portion of the session to address ...

City looks to give former high school bricks to a fundraiser

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GLOVERSVILLE — The city will donate bricks from the former Gloversville High School building to the Parkhurst Field Foundation to be used as fundraising materials. Mayor Dayton King informed the Common Council during Tuesday’s meeting that developers of Estee Senior Apartments, Liberty ...

Fulton County equipment trading with Steuben County

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County and Steuben County are trading pieces of equipment to benefit their respective solid waste departments. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution authorizing an intermunicipal agreement between the counties to trade two pieces of ...

Caroga Museum sets craft fair

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CAROGA — Local residents can look forward to several woodworkers and crafters at Caroga Museum’s craft fair and barbecue event. The event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “I’m hoping for great weather and a great turnout,” said Doug Purcell, Caroga Museum ...

Monthly meeting set for July 24

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JOHNSTOWN — The regular monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held on July 24 at 10 a.m., at the district office, 113 Hales Mills Road Ext.

Annual craft fair and barbecue set

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CAROGA — The Caroga Historical Museum will hold its annual craft fair and barbecue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday on the grounds of the museum at 145 London Bridge Road. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with music by Durey Creek Bluegrass Band from 11 to 2 p.m. Crafters, a ...

Town board to hold meeting for residents

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CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 at the Wheelerville Union Free School for a town hall meeting. The intent of the meeting is to provide residents an opportunity to state their views about town related issues and ask questions of the board, according to a news ...

Walk with others for health on Fridays

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GLOVERSVILLE — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced Senior Steps will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. on Fridays at Littauer’s walking track, 99 E. State St. “This new walking group is especially for those ...

Appreciation for caregivers planned

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HAGAMAN — There will be a caregiver appreciation day celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 27, at 58 N. Pawling St., for an area company’s staff members. The celebration will include food, games, raffles and prizes, and caregivers may register for a chance to pie the human resources ...

Child safety seat event planned

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FONDA — The Montgomery Public Health will be conducting a child safety seat check from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Mohawk Volunteer Fire Department, 2553 Route 30A. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to receive education by certified technicians to insure their child’s ...

Fundraiser for animal shelter set

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JOHNSTOWN — The Aaron’s Furniture store, 236 N. Comrie Ave., will be having a fundraiser for the Regional Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4. The event will include a bounce house, food and prizes, according to a news release.

Chicken barbecue and bake sale slated

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AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Church, 156 E. Main St., will host a chicken barbecue and bake sale from 3 to 6 p.m. July 28 in the parking lot across the street from the church. The barbecue will be held rain or shine, according to a news release. The meal, catered by Ed’s Dugout, Galway, will ...

Children’s program on seasons planned

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CANAJOHARIE — A children’s program on the seasons will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 20, at Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. The children will observe and record changes in the sun’s apparent path across the sky through the year and learn why the tilt of the earth’s ...

Slideshow on Vermont reptiles set

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CANAJOHARIE — Staff of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will give an interactive slideshow on the reptiles and amphibians of Vermont from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, at Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. They introduce participants to live animals and touchable artifacts. Space ...

Reading with kids event at library

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CANAJOHARIE — Children can bring their favorite book and an adult to read to from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. The library and Arkell Museum will also provide adults. For more information, call (518) 673-2314 or email library director Hannah ...

Book discussion set for Aug. 7

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WELLS — The Virginia Hosley Free Library, Route 30, will hold a book discussion of “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 in the library. Jan Prestopnik will facilitate the discussion. This novel takes place in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio during present ...

Talk on local nurses during the Civil War

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AMSTERDAM — Montgomery County historian Kelly Farquhar will speak on “Montgomery County’s Clara Barton” about the work of Anna Maria Schram and other area nurses during the Civil War on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Painting waves beginners class set

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GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Fay will teach a beginners class on painting waves on sand with acrylics on canvas from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $30 with preregistration or $40 at the door, , minus a 20 ...