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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 »»

Our Old Times

Capron had motherly role at Mountain Lake

September 8, 2014 In our recent article about the Mountain Lake Hotel, mention was made that when this building caught fire, young men from the nearby Adelphi Club’s summer clubhouse rushed over to help. more »»

Voices of the Community

Agency program to focus on youth-gambling issue

March 3, 2014 Since 1976, Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties has been serving area residents, and today, our staff members have a strong presence throughout this area’s communities and schools. more »»

Our Old Times

Gloversville statues honor Littauer, others

April 25, 2014 We drive past them frequently, one located downtown in front of old Estee high, the others at Kingsboro Park, but how often have we taken any real notice of Gloversville’s prominent statues and the... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Fulton County reaches ‘SMART’ waters milestone

May 4, 2014 After months of data collection and engineering analysis, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently released a comprehensive study regarding the feasibility of establishing a regional water an... more »»

Step Into the Past

Parks were created with federal grant money

May 12, 2014 When I was a little girl growing up on Orchard Street in Gloversville, my great-grandfather often took me to the park around the corner. more »»

Voices of the Community

Advocacy Center helps investigate child abuse

May 13, 2014 The Child Advocacy Center of Fulton County emphasizes the coordination of investigation and intervention services of all child abuse cases by the investment and collaboration of the Fulton County... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber Checks make great graduation gifts

May 18, 2014 You’ve heard the chamber’s shop local program message before, but I think it bears repeating, especially at this time of year. more »»

Our Old Times

Frothingham’s treasures went to museum

May 19, 2014 Who was Robert Frothingham and why write about him? Robert made his fortune pioneering in magazine editing and advertising, founding a company producing circus and World War I propaganda posters,... more »»

Voices of the Community

National Prevention Week highlights substance abuse

May 21, 2014 The National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has named May 18 to 23 as National Prevention Week. This year’s theme is: Our lives. Our health. Our future. more »»

Step Into the Past

Sacandaga popular with the pious and the rowdy

May 26, 2014 It wasn’t that long ago that one could visit Sacandaga Park to take in a baseball game, catch a show in the open air theater, ride the roller coaster, spend time at the midway, or take a spin to... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Cooperation needed for regional success

June 1, 2014 For this column, I would like to focus on the importance of cooperation and collaboration when it comes to moving our region forward in a positive way. more »»

Our Old Times

Son-in-law took over after Johnson’s death

June 2, 2014 Sir William Johnson died July 11, 1774, at his seat of power, Johnson Hall, having expended his remaining strength orating in the hot sun for several hours during an important Indian conferenc. more »»

Voices of the Community

Association offers housing initiative

June 6, 2014 The Supported Housing Initiative is one of the many programs of the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. more »»

Step Into the Past

Fulton County felt effects of D-Day invasion

June 9, 2014 The 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II was Friday, June 6. 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

For vacation time, consider local attractions

June 15, 2014 Over the weekend of June 7 and 8, I attended the National Trails Days events in Northville, and what a great experience that was. more »»

Our Old Times

West Perth Speedway predated Fonda track

June 16, 2014 On late spring evenings, when people living north of Fonda begin hearing the old familiar sounds of droning, high-performance engines assaulting their ear drums from the valley below, they know ... more »»

Step Into the Past

Healey’s Park in Perth was popular destination

June 23, 2014 A Saturday morning in the summer of 1924 dawns warm and muggy in Fulton County, promising an uncomfortably humid day ahead. more »»

Voices of the Community

Vaccines proven effective

June 26, 2014 In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adult. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber supports casino proposal

June 29, 2014 By now I’m sure everyone has heard a lot about the proposal to develop a resort-casino at Exit 27 in Amsterdam — a project that we can refer to as “Destination 27. more »»

Our Old Times

Sacandaga park was popular July 4 venue

June 30, 2014 In 1904, the average new home cost $5,350, about $135,693 in today’s inflated economy. An average automobile cost $68. more »»

Step Into the Past

Love affair led to Johnstown murder attempt

July 7, 2014 It was just after 8 p.m. on July 2, 1885, when a Johnstown man came barreling into the city, horse’s hooves pounding furiously as he reached his destination. more »»

Voices of the Community

Donors step up United Way contributions

July 11, 2014 As we celebrate and begin to wind down another campaign year for United Way during what continues as the most economically challenging times our area and nation has seen in more than 30 years, I wan... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Our Old Times

Area’s woman balloonist was adventurous

July 28, 2014 In May 1972, Rome’s Fort Stanwix Historic Site director sponsored a modern balloon ascension event. 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 »»

Our Old Times

Did Mountain Lake truly rival Sacandaga Park?

August 11, 2014 Recently a reader asked if Mountain Lake and its amusement pavilion ever seriously rivaled Sacandaga Park. 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 »»



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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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