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Book of the year talk set to be held

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AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will host a kickoff event for the Amsterdam Reads 2019 Book of the Year, “Winter Sisters” by Robin Oliveira starting at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27. The event will be moderated by Bob Cudmore and will feature a Skype talk with the ...

Library to be closed for a day on Jan. 21

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. The library will resume its regular business hours on Jan. 22.

Wellness Walkers group to meet Jan. 14

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JOHNSTOWN — The Wellness Walkers indoor walking group will meet at the Johnstown Mall, 248 N. Comrie Ave., by the Movieplex Entrance at 9 a.m. Led by Alicia DeRuscio, B.S. Certified Personal Trainer, and Alyssa Craig, B.S., Community Health Educator, from Healthlink Littauer, this group ...

Royal Mountain to host drag racing

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CAROGA LAKE– Royal Mountain Ski and Vacation Center, 3072 Route 10, will be holding snow drag racing on Jan. 26 from 5 to 11 p.m. According to a news release, snowmobile drag racing is back at Royal Mountain for the 2018-19 season. Royal will be hosting races on Jan. 26 and March ...

Adult ‘snowflake’ crafts at library

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will be hosting two adult craft sessions on Jan. 23 at 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. According to a news release, this month’s craft will be transforming simple paper squares into 3D snowflake ornaments. All supplies are provided. ...

Career development program planned

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JOHNSTOWN — Workforce development specialist Marsha Lazarus will offer career and employment development workshops from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 10; Feb. 9; and March 7, at Johnstown Library, 38 S. Market St. The program is aimed at people who are unemployed or in deadend jobs. To ...

Basics of African drumming class set

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GLOVERSVILLE — John Dickson will teach the basics of African drumming from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the grand gallery of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Drums will be provided. The cost will be $25 with preregistration or $35 at the door, minus a 20 percent ...

Arkell Museum to host kids story time

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CANAJOHARIE — Free preschool story time will be on Wednesdays through Jan. 16, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Parents and children can hear and read stories with movement, song and rhymes. Children from babies to 4-year-olds are welcome as well as first- and ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Pays fine, released after warrant arrest JOHNSTOWN — Thomas R. Hohenforst, 62, of 300 Forest Ave., Amsterdam, was arrested by city police on a warrant at 9:06 a.m. Dec. 18. Police said he was arrested for having a valid bench warrant out of City Court. The suspect paid a fine and was ...

New year brings new healthy option

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GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents whose New Year’s resolutions include making healthy lifestyle changes or losing weight can learn how to make changes that will last a lifetime during Nathan Littauer Hospital’s 12-week Core 4 Adult Weight Management program meeting on Thursdays from 3:30 to ...

EDC gone, $50K cash assets available for city of Johnstown

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JOHNSTOWN — The little-known, once-solvent Johnstown Economic Development Corp. has finally been dissolved by the state. The city now has $50,000 in cash assets from the former agency to do something with. City Treasurer Michael Gifford, a longtime director of the group and legally its ...

Baby girl Bella Waffle is the first baby of 2019 at NLH

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GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home announced Friday that baby Bella Ann Waffle was the first baby born at the hospital in the New Year. Bella’s parents, Alyssa Duma and Michael Waffle of Gloversville welcomed little Bella on Jan. 3 at 9:19 a.m. Bella, shown here ...

Gloversville Senior Center gears up for open house

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GLOVERSVILLE — Local seniors are invited to an open house at the Gloversville Senior Center on Jan. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn more about the services, programs and activities the center has to offer while enjoying light refreshments. Stations will be set up throughout the senior center ...

Udderly Delicious looks to work with Steet Toyota

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JOHNSTOWN — The owner of Udderly Delicious is requesting the city allow Steet Toyota to display vehicles on that property during the ice cream business’ off-season — October to March. James Skiff, 188 County Highway 105, owner of Skiff’s Dairy LLC, is slated to present an application ...

Be glad to see those big snowplows this winter

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In an article surveying travel conditions when a heavy gale blanketed the Mohawk Valley on Feb. 14, 1923, the Gloversville Morning Herald described the storm’s aftermath. “In Gloversville, the Street Department got out its snow-fighting apparatus early and the streets were kept open. ...

Glen-Mohawk seniors meeting on Tuesday

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FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors will have its next regular meeting on Tuesday at the Fonda Reformed Church hall in Fonda. There will be refreshments and social time beginning at 9 a.m. and the meeting opens at 10:30 a.m. The trip committee will be taking signups for the coastal Maine trip on ...

Seats available for Turning Stone trip

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club will have its next meeting Tuesday. There are seats available for the next Turning Stone trip on Jan. 15. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Jeannie McDuffie at (518) 725-8396. The refreshment committee for this month will be Geri ...

50 Plus club to host team trivia event

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host team trivia at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Those attending can be a team of one or a team of 10; bring friends and test everyone’s knowledge skills. The participants may go home with a ...

Senior center open house on Saturday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The following are for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St. Today: Gloversville Regional Animal Shelter class, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (French toast, fried eggs, sausages), ...

Shirley Luck center slate of 2019 events

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JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The membership for the year is $15 — those who sign up will be entered in a drawing for $50 who sign up before Jan. 31, when the drawing will be held. Be sure to get the Eavesdropper every month to ...