News

Canvas painting class scheduled

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — There will be a creative canvas painting class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Route 30. Brenda Dwyer will be the instructor. The cost is $25 for pre-registration; $35 at door. The members receive a 20 percent ...

Reformed church to hold rummage sale

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The Fultonville Reformed Church will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hot dogs, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages also for sale.

Family ‘fun’ day schedule released

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EPHRATAH — The following is the schedule of events for the town’s family “fun” day on Saturday, according to a news release. ∫ Starting at 9 a.m. a bake sale and food at the Senior Citizens Center, Route 29, the news release stated. ∫ From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be the ...

Free cancer screening event for women

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AMSTERDAM — The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties is offering the following free cancer screening events for women ages 40 to 64 who do not have health insurance. They may be eligible for a breast exam, pap test, mammogram and/or colorectal cancer ...

Four health screenings scheduled for Friday

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JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, four health screenings are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at their wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news release. The screenings include a ...

Committee to welcome 41 children

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AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam New York Committee will be welcoming 41 New York City children as they arrive in Saratoga Springs at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Bliven Way. The volunteer host families in areas including Amsterdam and Gloversville, share their summers for one week or more with Fresh Air ...

Stanton association to celebrate equality

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The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association will be celebrating Women's Equality Day with their annual garden party from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the home of Patsy and Tom Suydam, 601 S. William St. This year, the association has selected community leader, Sandra Maceyka, as the recipient of ...

Italian cooking class to take place

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GLOVERSVILLE — An Italian cooking class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Aug.17, in the teaching kitchen at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Route 30. Nita Preddice will be the instructor. The cost is $25 or one class pass. Members receive a 20 percent discount — ...

The Saunders Family to perform at Sherman’s

Community News

CAROGA LAKE — The Saunders family will be among the performers at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18, at Sherman’s on Caroga Lake. The Saunders family history goes back many years on Canada Lake and is actively continuing, according to a news release. The three sons, Robert, Geoff and Richard, now ...

Demers promoted

Community News

NORTH EAST, Md. — The Cecil College has promoted Amanda R. Demers, a native of Gloversville, to director of library services, according to a news release. Demers, who has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Hartwick College and a master’s degree in library and information science ...

Saratoga art grants available

Community News

SARATOGA — The 2019 Saratoga arts education grants — in-school art education grants and community-based arts education grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 — are available to eligible Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties based non-profit cultural organizations and individual artists, ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Cops: Alderman solicited a prostitute GLENVILLE — Amsterdam’s 4th Ward alderman Rodney M. Wojnar, 63, of Amsterdam, was charged by state police on Friday with one count of third-degree patronizing a prostitute for an incident which occurred on June 15. Wojnar was processed and issued ...

Plan for shared services released

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel has publicly released its proposed 2018 Shared Services Plan and set three public hearings, the first one of which is scheduled for Thursday. The panel on Friday released a 26-page draft Shared Services Plan, with additonal report pages as ...

Halloran ready for new year

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District will start the new school year in a few weeks with a new superintendent in place who wants to spend time listening and learning before implementing changes within the school district. “I hope to be visible. Obviously there’s a lot ...

County Waste considers compactors purchase

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste may purchase seven stationary recyclables compactors worth over $216,000 to assist with the single-stream recycling program. The Board of Supervisors will consider the purchases at its next meeting Aug. 13 at the County Office ...

Planning Board to hear proposal

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A proposed project to expand a Johnstown Industrial Park business with a 3,318-square-foot building addition will come before the city Planning Board at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The board will conduct a site plan review for a proposal from Frasier Enterprises of 131 ...

County to sell tractor to city of Johnstown

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Highway and Facilities Department is selling a tandem tractor to the city of Johnstown. Department Superintendent Mark Yost recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee the city was the only bidder for a piece of county equipment. He ...

Paradise Ranch rodeo dates slated

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CAROGA — The Paradise Ranch rodeo will take place on Friday and Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person, $5 for ages 7 to 12 and free for children younger than 7. The rodeo will feature bull riding, barrel racing, break-away roping, sheep riding, dollar catch, chute dogging and a ...

Cops and joggers annual 5K scheduled

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AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam City Police Benevolent Association will be hosting its fifth annual cops and joggers 5k on Sept. 8 at the Amsterdam Riverlink Park. The entry fee is $20. The following is the schedule ∫ At 8:30 a.m. the day of packet pickup and race registration will start. ...

Third annual book fair set for Friday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The third annual Mitchell Memorial Book Fair will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Schine Gallery, 40 N. Main St., and will be held in conjunction with the Twilight Market on Main Street, according to a news release. The book fair brings together local authors in a ...