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Museum is a hidden gem in the city

AMSTERDAM — Walter Elwood was a man of parts. He did more in one lifetime than most people could do in several. And area residents are the better for it. His legacy is enshrined in the Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley, 100 Church St. With some 25,000 artifacts, the museum ...

‘Curiously Adirondack’ puts out 4th season

BLOOMINGDALE — First-grade plays are not your typical meeting place for entrepreneurs. One might imagine a more likely setting to be a factory-ceiling coffee shop or an art show opening, with artisanal cheeses decorating small, round tables. But “Curiously Adirondack” started with a ...

Fins, feathers and fur: Spring opportunities

Spring time is special here in the northeast because it’s when hunting and fishing season collide after the long winter. Despite the absolutely crappy weather we have been dealing with, there have been breaks in the clouds, and with good rain gear, to allow some fun. In late April, I went ...

Keeping it clean, drained and dry

I spent most of the week before Memorial Day weekend at Paul Smiths College at their Adirondack Watershed Institute training. I learned about the ongoing efforts to keep non-native aquatic plants, animals and microorganisms from migrating into our pristine lakes and waterways. They come by way ...

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Hospice coverage talk set for Thursday

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets. On Thursday, the Red Rooster Cafe will host Becky White of the Fulton County Office for the Aging, who will discuss Medicare coverage ...

Senior center fundraising slated

JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The senior center wants to purchase a quilt barn square for the front of the building and needs to raise money for the project. The center has a quilt which was donated by Sandy Christman, a local quilter, ...

Defensive driving class to meet today

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors attended the annual picnic on Wednesday, at Kateri Tekawitha Shrine. The event, sponsored by the trip committee, included appetizers, a barbecue chicken dinner, and a white elephant sale. The proceeds from the sale were divided and given as prizes for bingo ...

Catered park picnic is slated for July 25

TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors had their Thursday meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Judy Russo, Charlene Fonda and Donna Day. Chaplain Barbara Furman opened the meeting with a reading titled “You’re Always Here” followed by a prayer and the Pledge of ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Robert and Julia Barclay

Robert and Julia Barclay of Mayfield, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. They couple married Aug. 9, 1958, at the Johnstown Reformed Church. They have a son; a daughter; three grandsons; a granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Edward and Catherine Sturgess

Edward and Catherine Sturgess of Gloversville, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at the Johnstown Moose by renewing their vows with their grandchildren, family and friends. The couple married Nov. 7, 1992, at St. Anthony’s Church, Johnstown.

Sue and Tom Cichy

Sue and Tom Cichy of Mayfield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30 with friends and family. They were married on June 29, 1968, at St. Mary’s Church, Gloversville.

Golden anniversary

Jerry and Bonny Wildermuth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 28, at a suprise party in the cafeteria at the Northville Central School. The couple married Nov. 22, 1967 at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. They have five childen, 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Weston Steven Sager

Weston Steven Sager is the son of Christopher and Kaile Sager of Moyock, N.C. He was born Aug. 27, 2018, weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Stan and Janet Kucel of Mayfield. The paternal grandparents are Craig and Patricia Sager of Mahopac, ...

Althea Rooney Van Alstyne

Althea Rooney Van Alstyne is the daughter of Maggie Hagerty and Skip Van Alstyne. She was born December 24, 2018 at John Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo weighing 9 lbs. 14 ozs. and measuring 20.5 inches. She’s joins her sisters, triplets Madeline, Emilia and Catherine. Her ...

Sterling Grayson Minor

Sterling Grayson Minor is the son of Rodney Jr. and Kerry Minor of Gloversville. He was born Jan. 23, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 20.5 inches long. The maternal grandparents are William and Lynn McAvoy of North Syracuse, Onondaga County. The paternal grandparents are Rodney Sr. ...

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McDuffee & Arnold

Greg and Melinda McDuffee of Fultonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley McDuffee, to Jared Arnold, the son of Michael and Sally Arnold of Adams, Jefferson County. McDuffee graduated magna cum laude with honors from St. Lawrence University and is a third-year doctoral ...

Young & Garber

Frank and Melissa Young of Mayfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Young, to Christian Garber, the son of Richard and Leslie Garber of Mayfield. Young is a certified nursing assistant. Garber is a civil engineer. A wedding is planned for June 27, 2020.

Tennis & Verostick

Paul and Bonnie Steenburgh of St. Johnsville and John Tennis of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Tennis, to Ken Verostick Jr., the son of Ken and Robie Verostick of Montclair, N.J. Tennis is a 2008 graduate of Johnstown High School and received a bachelor’s ...

Zelich & Briggs

Mitch and Sue Zelich of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Jo Zelich, to Dennis Edwin Briggs, the son of Yariaslavia “Sloka” Briggs of East Haven, Conn. Zelich is a graduate of Johnstown High School, and the State University of New York at Brockport, Monroe ...

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Frasier — Rowe

Emily Frasier, the daughter of Kelly Jo and Timothy Frasier of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Derek Rowe, the son of Randy Rowe of Parish, and Laureen Teifke of Mexico, both Oswego County, on May 4. The ceremony took place at Historic Old St. John’s Catholic Church, Utica, Oneida ...

Mr. & Mrs. Neer

Robin Jillian Kunicki, the daughter of Len and Andrea Kunicki of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Timothy Neer, the son of William and Jane Neer of Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2018. The ceremony took place at the Panasci Family Chapel at LeMoyne College, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Coon

Don and Carol Coon of Meco, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday at a private family celebration at Harold’s. They were married on April 25, 1959, at the Trinity Church, Gloversville. They have three sons, Jeff, Mike and Tom Coon.

Mr & Mrs. Lilley

Alexandra Crankshaw, the daughter of Brian and Donita Crankshaw of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Alexander Lilley, the son of Roslita Lilley of Fultonville and Leonard Lilley Jr. of Sprakers, on July 7. The ceremony and reception took place at the Appel Inn, Altamont, Albany County. ...

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Odd bits of history collection number five

Although well-preserved today, Sir William Johnson’s 1749 stone mansion, referred to now as “Old Fort Johnson,” has endured more than one threatening experience. Besides being flooded several years ago, the July 21, 1936, the Amsterdam Recorder headlined, “Ice House Damage Set at ...

Edward Earl was impatient to be hung

When I’m asked why there haven’t been more old-time murder stories lately, I’ve replied truthfully that we’ve already visited so many, the list of those remaining is getting slimmer. Yet the story of Hamilton County murderer Edward Earl is certainly unusual: He is the only murderer ...

The ‘revolutionary’ downfall of our first sheriff concluded

To explain how Alexander White, Tryon County’s first sheriff, lost his position when the Revolution began, it’s necessary to refer to contemporary documents. The previous article closed with White under Sir John Johnson’s protection, languishing within fortified Johnson Hall following ...

Technology could beat crime even long ago

It was Thursday, Dec. 5, 1929, a dark and snowy night roughly two months after the great stock market crash. But whether that disastrous financial event influenced three Amsterdam men to burglarize Samuel ‘Sammy’ Betor’s Broadalbin furniture store is anybody’s guess. But burglarize ...