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Children in theater learning more than lines

Each summer, dozens of area children from the ages of 7 to 14 unite on the Fulton-Montgomery Community College stage via a partnership between FMCC and Foothills Family Productions. This summer's big show is the well-loved musical, "The Wizard of Oz."Children's theater can be hectic. Noisy. ...

Liberal arts key to educating people for life

More and more, those of us in higher education, particularly at community colleges like Fulton-Montgomery Community College, hear from elected officials and government agencies that we need to focus on workforce development. We need to prepare people to work in the new economy. We need to ...

The lessons I learned in the radiologic program

I began my journey in the radiologic technology program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College right out of high school in the fall of 2012. I was eager to learn new things, nervous for what the future had in store for me and excited to start a new path to meet new people. The most important ...

FM program helps student get back on his feet

Shayne Bornt went to Amsterdam High School "back in the old days when telephones still had cords and artists like C & C Music Factory and Paula Abdul ruled the charts," he says. "Circumstances and one major injury led me to FM," he explains. "When I fell at work and landed with a ...

Fulton-Montgomery Community College offering exciting summer programs

Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Summer Academy is coming soon. We have put together an exciting schedule of classes that will make parents wish they could participate, too. I started at the Summer Academy as a participant, then as a volunteer, and later was hired as a camp counselor. I ...

Quest supports college students with disabilities

Oftentimes, when people set the goal of enhancing and celebrating diversity on campus, they consider programs aimed at supporting students of different racial, ethnic, religious, socio-economic or gender-identity cohorts. One group that often gets overlooked in the push to be more inclusive, ...

Pre-K program accepts applications

JOHNSTOWN - The universal prekindergarten program in the Greater Johnstown School District is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.All prekindergarten classes will be held at Pleasant Avenue School.The UPK program is for children who will be 4 years old on or before Dec. 1. The ...

Rubbish Day set in Broadalbin

BROADALBIN - A household Rubbish Day will be conducted in the village beginning Monday immediately following the garage sale weekend.Metals will be picked up separately and should be kept separate from other rubbish. The village cannot pick up electronics. Electronics should be taken to the ...

Dalmata named to dean’s list

JOHNSON, Vt. - Johnstown resident Dylan Dalmata was named to the dean's list at Johnson State College for the spring 2016 semester.Dalmata is a senior.The dean's list recognizes those who attained a grade-point-average of 3.5 to 3.99.

Housing authority plans meeting

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday at 11 a.m. for a special meeting, a news release said.The board will meet at the Administration Building, 181 West St.

Paint exchange under way

JOHNSTOWN - Local residents can drop off unused, (but still good) latex paint - or take up to 5 gallons of free paint - through the Fulton County Latex Paint Exchange, which opens this week.The program is meant as a way residents can share good latex paint. Empty cans, or cans of solidified, ...

Caroga offering boating course

CAROGA - The town will host a safe-boaters course on June 18 at the Town Hall, 1840 Route 10. The course is open to adults and children age 10 as of that date. The class begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. The test will be given that day. The next class will be July 9 and 16 from 8 a.m. to ...

County begins recycling pickup

JOHNSTOWN - Seasonal curbside recycling pickup routes began June 1, according to the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste.Residents on summer and winter (seasonal) routes should have their recycling out to the curb by 6 a.m. the day of pickup or the night before, a news release said. ...

District meeting set for Thursday

OPPENHEIM - The monthly meeting of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education was changed from June 1 to Thursday. The agenda will be posted next week, according to a news release.

FMCC’s athletes winning in the classroom

Student-athletes on college campuses are often tasked with excelling both on the athletic field as well as excelling in the classroom. This can be challenging. As the coordinator for Student Athlete Academic Success at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, I am very involved in what is occurring ...

Auditing a course a great personal experience

I walked toward the classroom with a little bit of trepidation. I had not been around students in many years. You see, I am a senior citizen auditing a class at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.I arrived early and sat way in the back. As the students marched in and took their seats, I saw ...

FMCC student breaking gender stereotypes

Like many young men, Joshua Young attended college straight from high school and chose an educational path that was heavily influenced by his family's advice.His family knew Josh was skilled with working on computers and recognized the growing job opportunities in the area. Consequently, they ...

Business owner thankful for fine arts program

Kathy Oakes is the proprietor of The Oakes Framing and Art Gallery on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam.She opened the business back in 1998, which was a few years after she took art courses at Fulton-Montgomery Community College."I grew up in a creative family," says Kathy. "My father, who grew up in ...

FMCC offers opportunities to travel abroad

Fourteen Fulton-Montgomery Community College students, faculty and alumni ventured overseas to London, England, for FM's 2016 spring break. Travelers experienced art exhibits, museums, Windsor Castle, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and the diverse national cuisine - from fish ...

FM faculty, staff dedicated to student success

One of the challenges, and joys, of working at a college like Fulton-Montgomery Community College is the broad diversity of students. While it is true that such diversity includes race, religion, nationality, sexual preference, age, and other aspects that are typically thought of when one ...