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Gloversville Library has evolved over the years

November 14, 2014 When I was young, the Gloversville Library was only a place I went to find books. I had not been there lately. In the last four decades, the library changed. more »»

Managing Money

Wellness Words

Eat smart, be strong and live a long life

March 15, 2014 It is essential to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, especially as you get older. more »»

Design Matters

Design is all around us

April 6, 2014 OK, with a show of hands, how many of you have ever tried to design something, anything at all? Ah, don’t be modest; there is no reason to be ashamed. Come on, you do it; you know you do i. more »»

Wellness Words

Improving balance can prevent falls, injury

April 12, 2014 In a New York Times (Health) article on balance, Scott McCredie, a Seattle-based health and science writer said a person’s ability to maintain good balance begins to decline at age 20. more »»

Managing Money

Dealing with aging parents and poor kids

May 11, 2014 Are you “sandwiched” financially and emotionally between an aging parent and an adult child? According to a recent study, nearly half of Americans in their 40s and 50s have a parent aged 65 or older... more »»

Wellness Words

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Think F.A.S.T.

May 17, 2014 May is Stroke Awareness Month, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase awareness that a stroke is something largely preventable if you know and... more »»

Managing Money

Getting back to the basics of investing

May 25, 2014 In the world of investments today, there seems to be an endless array of strategies and game plans designed to help you make the most of your investment dollar. more »»

Wellness Words

Take time for yourself and enjoy your summer

June 14, 2014 It’s summertime and you are looking forward to all that is in store for you — going to lunch with friends that you haven’t seen in a while, going to parties, taking a family vacation, and completing... more »»

Managing Money

Don’t take a vacation from your investments

June 29, 2014 Now that summer is in full swing, you’ll probably be enjoying time off at your favorite vacation spot, if you haven’t already. more »»

Our Old Times

‘Aeronaut’ thrilled onlookers at Sacandaga Park

July 14, 2014 Postcard collectors have albums showing images of what our cities and valley looked like a century ago. more »»

Wellness Words

Set goals to get fit, stay fit or live a healthier lifestyle

August 16, 2014 Keep things in perspective. Many of us have goals to get fit, stay fit or live a healthier lifestyle, and we make plans to reach those goals. more »»

Our Old Times

Labor Day weekend events tied to local history

August 25, 2014 We generally believe history is composed of events occurring long ago, but two present-day Fulton County organizations will be creating fresh history this Labor Day weekend. more »»

Wellness Words

Take steps to reduce chances of falling, injury

September 13, 2014 Autumn is almost her. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Ebola can be spread through food, fluids

September 14, 2014 Recently, while grazing the channels, I stopped at “Frontline,” the acclaimed PBS news magazine. The show began with a report of the Ebola outbreak in a small town in Sierra Leone. more »»

Clergy Corner

There is one God to whom we owe allegiance and praise

September 20, 2014 Come, let us join with faithful souls our song of faith to raise; one family in heart are we, and one the God we praise. — William G. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Rose wine unfairly gets bad reputation

September 21, 2014 Overheard: “Do you like rose?... more »»

Our Old Times

Sacandaga drowning victim was never found

September 22, 2014 One of the earliest drownings taking place in the new Sacandaga Reservoir and also one of the more sensational ones occurred on Labor Day, Sept. 8, 1931, when New York City attorney Howard E. more »»

Clergy Corner

Politics, religion should include learning from others

September 27, 2014 In my previous column I wrote about the psychology of the religious and political views that we hold. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

New CRG president the right choice for region

September 28, 2014 This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a press conference and “meet and greet” event for Mr. Ronald Peters, the new president and CEO of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Comfort foods perfect for fall

September 28, 2014 I feel lazy today. As I sit in the late-day sun, my mind is thinking about preparing some luscious fall-related foods that I can share with my readers. Oh busboy, I’m thinking fall. more »»

Clergy Corner

The untold story and legacy of ‘Preach’ and ‘Screech’

October 4, 2014 Enduring legacies are written in heaven. When the Sacandaga Bible Conference in Broadalbin began in 1936, Pastor Ray Mills, its founding director, searched for capable and dedicated workers. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Complaining gives restaurants new ideas

October 5, 2014 Odd as this sounds, complaints are important. Complaints tell the establishment what is wrong. If the customer doesn’t complain, potential problems might be misse. more »»

Our Old Times

Northville ‘White Cap’ incident ended in death

October 6, 2014 When someone mentions “white caps,” almost everyone thinks of the whitish sea foam topping ocean waves, but during the late 19th century, shadowy northern-state vigilante bands known as “White Caps”... more »»

Clergy Corner

We all have the opportunity to be in ministry

October 11, 2014 On Oct. 7, 2014, the world lost an incredible man. He was not a pastor or a missionary. He did not speak to hundreds each week from a pulpit or write books about Christian living for all to read. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Regional Business Plan progress being made

October 12, 2014 The topic I will address in today’s column may be already familiar to some of you, but I think it relevant enough to keep it in the headlines. more »»

Child's Play

Father, daughter weren’t eager to let go of summer

October 17, 2014 As we walked home from Darling Field in Gloversville last month, before the onset of fall, my daughter and I yelled at the tree. more »»

Clergy Corner

Our confidence is lost when we have no control

October 18, 2014 We are now living in very unsettled times. There may be new wars looming in the Middle East. The stock markets are shaky again. The dreaded Ebola virus has come to our shores. more »»

Wellness Words

Breast Cancer awareness and a call to action

October 18, 2014 Every October, Nathan Littauer’s Family of Health Services is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Learning from an Italian master chef

October 19, 2014 A once-in-a-lifetime vacation: the Amalfie Coast in southern Italy. more »»

Our Old Times

First autos arrived in Fulton County in 1899

October 20, 2014 When someone recently asked who owned the first automobiles in Fulton and Montgomery counties, I replied I didn’t know but would look into it. It was a good question that hadn’t occurred to me before. more »»

Clergy Corner

How do we get to that place where we can forgive ourselves?

October 25, 2014 I spoke with a woman the other day whose spirit was crushed because years ago she had committed a sin. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Italian recipes from Chef Baldo

October 26, 2014 Last week, I introduced my readers to Baldassarre Fiorentino, an Italian chef who enhanced our Italian experience by visiting our villa and teaching us to cook his Amalfie Coast cuisin. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber checks good option for holiday shopping

October 26, 2014 Every year I write an article for the November issue of our Chamber newsletter about shopping locally, but I believe that the importance of this subject cannot be overstated. more »»

Clergy Corner

Be aware that the devil is real — and a real threat

November 1, 2014 During the Halloween season, more than any other time of year, the devil gets a lot of attention. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Wine, chocolate: An odd pairing

November 2, 2014 Traveling to the post office in downtown Johnstown, as I maneuvered the corner by the old YMCA, I came face to face with a banner advertising St. John’s Church’s annual Wine and Chocolate Event. more »»

Our Old Times

Murder of Gregory Johnson shocked area

November 3, 2014 It is unlikely a more sensational local event occurred during the entire 1930s decade, or commanded as many columns of newsprint, as did the unfortunate, senseless murder on the evening of April 5,... more »»

Clergy Corner

Humbling ourselves brings revival in our hearts

November 8, 2014 There is much talk in Christian circles of revival. We pray for it, we go to conferences about it, we talk about what it will take for it to happen. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Accountability starts after election day

November 9, 2014 Since my deadline for this article falls 24 hours prior to Election Day, I have no idea who will win or lose at the time of this writing. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Baldo’s twist on Italian tiramisu

November 9, 2014 As promised, I will continue my stories about our encounter with chef Baldassarre Fiorentino on the Amalfi coast of Italy. Baldo is an Italian cook in every way. more »»

Clergy Corner

The real question: How much is enough?

November 15, 2014 “Too much is never enough.” No one knows who first said it. But we all have experienced the truth behind this brainteaser. Thanksgiving is a season of special thanks. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Baking goodies for the craft fair

November 16, 2014 I know the holidays have started when I visit the Hadassah Craft Fair at the Gloversville Middle School on the weekend before Thanksgiving. more »»

Our Old Times

Killers apprehended in 1934 in Fulton County

November 17, 2014 As summer 1934 arrived in Fulton County, it brought not only the usual oppressive heat, but also the nagging, unanswered question regarding who the two men were who murdered Gregory Johnson. more »»

Child's Play

Children will remember Black Friday traditions

November 21, 2014 We’re up early on Black Friday because we have much to do. First, we bundle against the cold and head to Goderie’s Tree Farm. (It takes about four Christmas carols to get there. more »»

Clergy Corner

Either you run the holidays or the holidays run you

November 22, 2014 Many of us each year make a mental note to ourselves that this year, the holidays are not going to wear us out. We’re not going to overcommit, overspend, overeat, or overdo it agai. more »»

Wellness Words

Five easy steps to help reduce risk of diabetes

November 22, 2014 According to the Mayo Clinic, if you are overweight or have a family history of diabetes, then you are at risk for developing diabetes. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Snowfall will help winter tourism season

November 23, 2014  I’m sure that many of you experienced the same feeling that I did this past Monday morning. more »»

Anita a la Carte

No meal is easier than Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Recently, I happened to watch the sitcom “About a Boy.” The story line was a classic Thanksgiving one, in which much fuss is made about the “how to” of this yearly meal. more »»

Voices of the Community

Steps can be taken to prevent infection

June 13, 2014 The human papillomavirus infection, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to serious health problems such as genital warts, warts in the throat, cervical cancer in... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Don’t wait to November to evaluate candidates

July 13, 2014 It was barely into the month of June when I am sure that most of you noticed, as I did, that campaign commercials were already slowly starting to show up on television, radio and in other media... more »»

Voices of the Community

Program helping to create pipeline of skilled workers

July 15, 2014 Raise the minimum wage. Did that catch your attention? One of the most controversial topics this past year has been the debate over raising the minimum wage. more »»

Step Into the Past

Nine Corner Lake tale important to county

July 21, 2014 If you take a visit to Nine Corner Lake in the town of Caroga on any given summer day, you’ll find a popular hiking and swimming spot for Fulton County residents and visitors alike. more »»

Voices of the Community

Daycare center focuses on creativity, family

July 25, 2014 The Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties is very thankful to the Leader-Herald for allowing our agency to highlight monthly one of the many programs and services we offe. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Everyone can help promote local region

August 3, 2014 In early July, I was at a local meeting and was speaking to an out-of-state consultant when she mentioned to me that as she was driving to our region from the Albany airport, she heard a Fulton... more »»

Step Into the Past

Tryon name connected to former N.Y. governor

August 4, 2014 Many of you are familiar with the name Tryon. You probably have seen it when reading about the formerly state-owned Tryon Boys and Girls Center, now under county ownership. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Local region within range of many options

August 17, 2014 It’s been a while since I’ve been able to take a vacation outside of Fulton and Montgomery counties to experience the hospitality of other regions. more »»

Step Into the Past

Tryon involved in plot to kidnap Washington

August 18, 2014 This is the second part of a two-part article on William Tryon. Part one can be found in the Aug. 4 edition of The Leader-Herald. more »»

Voices of the Community

Spirit Committee raises morale at MHA

August 28, 2014 The Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties has many staff members who are involved in the agency’s Spirit Committee. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Don’t overlook the ways a chamber can help

August 31, 2014 The vision chamber of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce reads as follows: We are the leading voice of business in the region, providing advocacy, resources and solutions for our... more »»

Step Into the Past

Pop up museums boost connections in communities

September 1, 2014 On Aug. 23, Fulton County saw its first-ever pop up museum at the Gloversville Farmers’ Market. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

The next wave of health care reform

September 14, 2014 The Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare, has had wide sweeping impacts on individuals and both large and small businesses. more »»

Step Into the Past

Bloomer Girls battled on Parkhurst Field in 1914

September 15, 2014 It’s safe to say that almost every American knows the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” even if they’re not a baseball fan. Or, at least, we think we know it. more »»

Voices of the Community

Inventory of shovel-ready sites to get boost from plan

September 18, 2014 In order for Fulton and Montgomery counties to attract new businesses to the region, a strong inventory of different sized shovel-ready sites is needed that can accommodate various business needs. more »»

Step Into the Past

Right to vote was debated locally

September 29, 2014 This past Tuesday, the 23rd, was National Voter Registration Day. more »»

Voices of the Community

Friends of Gloversville Library celebrate 40 years

October 7, 2014 Where has the time gone? It is hard to believe, but this year, 2014, the Friends of the Gloversville Library will turn 40. more »»

Step Into the Past

Downtown Gloversville rose from the ashes

October 13, 2014 If you happen to take a stroll along Main Street in Gloversville and find yourself between Church and Middle streets, take a look up at the buildings on the west side of the street, across from the... more »»

Voices of the Community

Economic ripple effect can benefit entire region

October 21, 2014 When we talk about economic development, it is common for the general public to talk about the jobs created by a company moving into the region (or expanding) and the tax base that it creates. more »»

Step Into the Past

Bone Yard Gang had role in reservoir effort

October 27, 2014 The Great Sacandaga Lake, well-known throughout the state and beyond as a beautiful area, brings in plenty of seasonal visitors throughout the yea. more »»

At The Trail's End

Getting ready for the hunt

November 2, 2014 It’s that time of year again: Summer is over (finally) and fall is here. My and many of the members of our hunting camp’s thoughts focus on getting everything ready for the upcoming deer season. more »»

Step Into the Past

Woman was hanged in Johnstown in 1846

November 10, 2014 “In the name of almighty God, whose law I have broken, and in whose presence I must shortly appear, I testify the facts herein set forth, contain the truth and nothing but the truth. more »»

Voices of the Community

A lot of positive things happening in counties

November 13, 2014 Too often, we hear negative messages about our area; these messages come mostly from ourselves. more »»

Step Into the Past

Fulton County had connection to film industry

November 24, 2014 When we think of the modern film industry, most of us immediately conjure visions of Hollywood with its glitz and glam (and, quite commonly, scandal). more »»

 
 
 

 

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Arts grants opportunities for 2014

October 8, 2013 Saratoga Arts has announced the following information about its 2014 grant program in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG) provides funding for arts & cultura... more »

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