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Getting Serious: Local theater groups tackle complex plays

November 11, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — Look up the performance schedule at any local theater venue in Fulton or Montgomery counties, and you’re likely to find light-hearted musicals, comedies and children’s shows fill much of... more »»

For his next trick, psychic will raise money for local hospital

November 4, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Robert Channing swears he can boggle the minds of his audiences using only the powers of his own. more »»

Travel guide caters to families

November 4, 2012 ALTAMONT?— A writer with roots in Fulton County has written a new travel guide geared toward visitors to the Adirondack Park who want their children to get the most out of the region. more »»

Touring on Two Wheels

November 4, 2012 Editor’s note: Vincent DeSantis of Gloversville has been traveling in Europe for several months. In July, he wrote about his experiences staying on a farm on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. more »»

Russo pens memoir about ‘two Gloversvilles'

October 28, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — “But what a nest of thorns the past can be. more »»

Carving out a Niche

October 21, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — “I was lucky enough at a real early age to be exposed to oil painting,” says Jonathan Swartwout, crediting his grandfather with putting a brush in his hand and letting him make his first... more »»

After surgeries, Gloversville teen strides toward a career in health care

October 21, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — When she was younger, friends used to joke with Jenn Sprung that she “walked like a duck. more »»

Johnstown man, 95, has seen the world, had far-reaching influence on health

October 14, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — From a young age, Jackson W. Riddle had a keen interest in science. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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