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Sisters of Holy Spirit dinners set

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Sisters of the Holy Spirit Church are sponsoring the following suppers. The proceeds will benefit the Gloversville Senior Citizen Center, according to a news release. ∫ Saturday, chicken and gravy over homemade biscuit. ∫ Jan. 26, beef stew with roll. ∫ Feb. 2, ...

Arts educational workshop slated

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CAROGA LAKE — The Wheelerville Union Free School District will host an educational workshop by the Caroga Arts Collective from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The resident artists will visit students and teachers a to present an interactive educational workshop on the theme of “winter.” ...

Events planned at Amsterdam Elks

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AMSTERDAM — The following is the upcoming schedule of bands playing from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Amsterdam Elks Lodge 101, 8 Fourth Ave., which includes a dance floor and 50-50 raffles. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door, according to a news release. ∫ Feb. 8: Alex ...

Tedisco Sworn in

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Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, administers the oath of office to Republican Sen. Jim Tedisco for his second term as his wife, Mary Song Tedisco, looks on. He represents the 49th Senate District, which includes parts of Saratoga, Schenectady ...

A Gift from United Way

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Alma Avery, a resident of Willing Helpers’ Home for Women in Johnstown, left, receives a sherpa throw from Lisa Pfeiffer, director of Fulton County United Way. Pfeiffer recently presented each resident of Willing Helpers a blanket as a gift from her organization. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Kruger)

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Physical fight leads to man’s arrest GLOVERSVILLE — Tyrone T. Pollard, 45, of Gloversville, was charged with two counts of third-degree assault, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and third-degree attempted assault by city police on Thursday at 8:56 p.m. Patrol ...

County shared services panel may meet this year

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel will probably meet again sometime this year to review any progress made last year on the county’s state-mandated 2018 Shared Services Plan, an official said. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said Wednesday that at “some point” ...

Greater Johnstown School District completes committee membership

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JOHNSTOWN —The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education rounded out its Long-Range Planning Committee membership through a lottery drawing Thursday night at Knox Junior High School. The district recently conducted a public process by which it filled a need for some missing ...

Celebration of Healthcare Excellence dinner Jan. 23

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare will honor individuals and organizations at its 23rd annual Celebration of Healthcare Excellence dinner on Jan. 23 at Holiday Inn, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m., according to a news release. The Excellence in Healthcare Awards will ...

Rescue group seeking homes for German shepherd dogs

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SMITHTOWN — The Guardians of Rescue are heading up the rescue of the hundreds of German shepherds living in horrible conditions at a puppy mill in Montgomery County, Ga. Their efforts will include the removal of the dogs, getting them medical care, and finding new permanent and loving homes, ...

Coupon workshop slated for tonight

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AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will be holding a coupon workshop at 6 p.m. tonight. Learn how to maximize coupons during weekly shopping trips.

Frothingham library board meets Tuesday

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FONDA — The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will be holding its annual meeting and board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

Cinnamon roll class slated for Friday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a cinnamon rolls class from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the teaching kitchen. Deborah Sheeley will be the instructor. The cost is $25 for pre-registration; $40 at door minus the 20 percent discount for members, ...

Candidates sought for 4th Ward seat

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GLOVERSVILLE — The city Common Council seeks to fill the unoccupied Fourth Ward Council member seat. The interested parties must be a U.S. citizen, a full-time resident of the Fourth Ward, 18 years old or older, be able to attend regular meetings of the council and contribute to discussion ...

Moonlight snowshoe tour set for Saturday

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BENSON — The Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center will offer a moonlight guided evening snowshoe tour from 5:45 to approximately 9 p.m. Saturday. The guided tours start out with a bowl of chili and a side of cornbread at the Kuuma Feeding Station on the second floor of the main lodge ...

Free car seat program at Johnstown Library

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JOHNSTOWN — Learn to properly install and use a car seat during the Fulton County Free Car Seat Program at the Johnstown Library, 38 S. Market St., on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

My Favorite Doll tea party scheduled

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AMSTERDAM — A My Favorite Doll Tea Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, at Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave. Treats be consist of finger sandwiches, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, and tea. Admission is $6 per person. Reservations are due by Saturday by calling Kim at (518) 853-4733.

Nature club meeting slated for Thursday

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AMSTERDAM — The Walter Elwood Nature Club’s next meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., (use the rear entrance), according to a news release. Jayne Riley of Adirondack Mountain Club will give a presentation on five ...

Thyroid awareness month

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January is thyroid awareness month. You’ve probably heard of the thyroid gland before, but do you know what it does? According to National Institutes of Health, the thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that’s located in the base of the neck and produces thyroid hormone. While it is ...