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Author to discuss women who fought in Civil War

October 14, 2012 EPHRATAH — Lisa Potocar is a writer of historical fiction whose love of history didn’t blossom in the classroom. more »»

SkyHeart owners bring vintage venue back to musical life

October 7, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Antique fiddle tunes and timeless songs filled the air Friday night as SkyHeart Studio opened its newly renovated performance space with a concert by the folk duo Jay Ungar and Molly... more »»

The Musher of Mayfield

September 30, 2012 The autumn leaves hardly have started to fall, let alone the first snowflake, but on certain cool mornings, a team of sled dogs can be seen zipping up and down a quiet back road in Mayfield. more »»

Local tattoo artists tap into generation’s love of body art

September 23, 2012 In the last year, two new tattoo parlors have opened for business on the main streets of Gloversville and Johnstown, joining at least a half-dozen other body-art establishments in Fulton and... more »»

Presbyterian Celebration

September 16, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — This fall, one of the city’s historic Colonial Era churches will celebrate its 250th anniversary, but it’s not the one most city residents assume is the oldest. St. more »»

Country singer from Gloversville releases album

September 16, 2012 LOS ANGELES — A good old boy transplanted from the foothills of the Adirondacks is climbing up the charts as a country singer on the West Coast. more »»

Skeeter Creek, area’s biggest country act, has roots in Hagaman

September 9, 2012 HAGAMAN — Over the last few years, the buzz around Skeeter Creek has grown steadily louder. It’s not a branch of the Chuctanund. more »»

‘Pit bull’ reporter from Johnstown writes book on murder investigation

September 9, 2012 By BILL ACKERBAUER The Leader-Herald Johnstown native George Pawlaczyk has made a good career of writing about people who do bad things. more »»

Food pantries face increased need

September 2, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — As the region’s economic stagnation drags on, with unemployment rates exceeding 10 percent in Fulton and Montgomery counties, many local families are struggling to put food on the tab. more »»

'Back to the Basics' at the Fonda Fair

August 26, 2012 FONDA — Mother Nature wasn’t kind to the Mohawk Valley around this time last year, and memories of the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are still fresh in the minds of many who look forward to the... more »»

A Walk in the Wild

August 19, 2012 BENSON — “Look to yourselves, ye polished gentlemen! No city airs or arts pass current here.” So wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson upon his visit to the Adirondacks in August 1858. more »»

Hooked on Books

August 12, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Earlier this summer, a national “Celebration of the Book” was launched under the auspices of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. more »»

Still Making Scenes

August 5, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — On March 15, 1938, a new group of amateur thespians led by a local teacher presented three one-act plays at Knox Junior High School. more »»

Johnstown offers history-themed summer activities

July 29, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — It was neither Halloween nor the Fourth of July, but it felt like a little of both on Tuesday evening at Johnstown’s old Colonial Cemetery. more »»

Local pastor a natural storyteller

July 22, 2012 By AMANDA METZGER The Leader-Herald BROADALBIN — Pastor William Delia has always been a storytelle. more »»

Northville man pedals from Canada to Mexico

July 15, 2012 NORTHVILLE — This ride was not for the frail or the faint of heart, but Michael Intrabartola is neither of those, so the 32-year-old Northville man hopped on his mountain bike and rode across “the... more »»

Mobile apps help many meet fitness goals

July 8, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Whether they are newly interested in regular exercise or hardcore marathon runners, many fitness enthusiasts these days use technology to help manage their workouts and their progres. more »»

Local veteran pens second book about service in Korea

July 8, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — Harris R. Stearns, a retired city firefighter and decorated Korean War veteran, has published a second book based on his service. more »»

Mona's Little Helper

July 1, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — For such a small horse, she’s kind of a big deal. more »»

Russo’s new work is old-school

July 1, 2012 CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Readers can’t survive on e-books alone, says author Richard Russo. more »»

 
 

 

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