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Annual Lexington Night Out gala planned

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Lexington Foundation’s fourth annual Night Out celebratory fundraising gala will be held at on Thursday. This year’s gala will tumble to new heights as The Greatest Night Out when the event tent and the Paul Nigra Center will be transformed into a big top full of ...

Friends of Johnson Hall benefit concert tickets are still available

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JOHNSTOWN — Tickets are still available for the first chocolate and dessert concert, benefitting the Friends of Johnson Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Johnson Hall State Historic Site. The fundraising event will support the ongoing historic restoration of Sir William ...

‘The Great Horse Influenza and the Erie Canal’ discussion slated

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FORT HUNTER — Travis Bowman, senior curator from the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, will be giving a discussion on “Epizooty! The Great Horse Influenza and the Erie Canal” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie ...

Church spiritual program planned

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HAGAMAN — St. Stephen’s Church, 51 Pawling St., will have a spiritual program, “An Afternoon with St. Francis of Assisi: Mirror of Christ,” at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the church hall. The program will include prayer, scripture, a film on St. Francis, and faith sharing, according to a news ...

Cupcake decoration class on Tuesday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Toni Persch will teach a beginners class in cupcake decoration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Special accommodations are available. The cost will be $25 or one gift certificate, minus a 20 ...

Foundation event set for Thursday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Lexington Foundation’s Night Out will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The theme will be The Greatest Night Out, according to a news release. The event will include entertainment, circus acts, silent auction ...

Alpaca open house slated for Sunday

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FONDA — The Alpacas at Clear View Farm, 899 Old Trail Road, will be holding their 11th annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be free farm tours, kids activities and the farm store will be open, according to a news release.

Essential oils course on Thursday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Heather Mattioni will teach the benefits and making of essential oils from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, in the cafe at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. In the first half of this workshop, participants will learn all about essential oils and the benefits ...

Public gathering for stamp collectors

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FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will host an informal public gathering for stamp lovers of all ages and experience levels from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. The free, drop-in group meets on the last Thursday of each month is facilitated by stamp collector and ...

Walking tour slated in Canajoharie

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CANAJOHARIE — Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar, the Montgomery County historian, will lead a walking tour of the village at 11 a.m. Saturday. The tour will highlight various sites associated with the African Americans who lived in Canajoharie during the 19th century, as well as potential abolitionist ...

Board of education set to meet in Fonda

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a regular BOE meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the multi-purpose room in the middle school, according to a news release.

Pumpkin pillow class on Sept. 26

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a pumpkin pillows class from 10 a.m. to noon or from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Melanie Fay will be the instructor. The cost is $25. Members receive a 20 percent discount — enter promotional code in registration ...

Guided tour of museum planned

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CANAJOHARIE — A guided tour of the Arkell Museum’s Night Watch Gallery will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, followed by a guided yoga with Marchell of Yoga and Wellness of Little Falls in the Great Hall. No yoga experience is necessary. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring ...

Open house set for Willing Helpers

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JOHNSTOWN — The Willing Helpers Home for Women will hold an open house to celebrate its 110th anniversary on Nov. 18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the home 226 W. Madison Ave. Tours and refreshments will be provided. Entertainment will be provided by Nancy Purcell, Bob Kilmer and Nancy ...

Tri-county blotter

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Police: Woman used USPS uniform to steal COBLESKILL — A Fultonville woman is facing charges after village police said she took $400 from a post office while allegedly posing as a postal worker. Brittany L. Bailey, 24, was charged with petit larceny and second-degree criminal ...

100 Women Who Care give to Haven of Hope

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FONDA — The new local organization 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondack Foothills has once again proven it truly does care. The group supports an innovative concept of “collective philanthropy,” and on Saturday presented a $13,000 check to Haven of Hope Farm and Residence — ...

Johnstown reviews fire agency proposals

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JOHNSTOWN — Two proposals were made to the town regarding contract updates for the Sir William Johnson Volunteer Fire Department and the Pleasant Square Volunteer Fire Department. Both fire departments submitted budget reports to the town board and a public hearing was held during the ...

2 coroners planned in some cases

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JOHNSTOWN — A new policy to allow Fulton County’s coroner and deputy coroner to respond together to death scenes determined to be “complex” was adopted last week by the Board of Supervisors. The resolution passed at the County Office Building notes that in accordance with the ...

Fire department gets $9K grant for 511 safety parkas

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FLORIDA — The Florida Volunteer Fire Department made the announcement on Saturday it had purchased “511” parkas to raise awareness of the Move Over Law on roads and highways. The fire department purchased the “511” safety parkas through a $9,000 grant secured by Sen. George ...

Marine patrol gets two gifts

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors last week accepted $2,700 from two donations for the Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Patrol Program. The Board of Supervisors authorized Sheriff Richard Giardino to accept a $2,200 donation from the Sacandaga Triathalon Club and a $500 donation from ...