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Reopening: It’s back to business!

By DAVID CRARY, DAVE COLLINS and NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press NEW YORK — This is what “normal” will look like for the foreseeable future. In Connecticut, restaurants are reopening with outdoor-only dining and tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart. In Beverly Hills, ...

The places they go: Read Across America Day held at GESD

GLOVERSVILLE — Students at Kingsborough Elementary School imagined the places they can go by harnessing the power of reading on Monday when community members visited classrooms to read to students during Read Across America Day. The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day ...

The Stories Behind the Stones

JOHNSTOWN — Ever visit a cemetery and see a headstone that intrigues you and wonder who that person was and what was their story? As part time groundskeeper for the Johnstown Cemetery, Chris Simek did and that curiosity led to her learning many of the stories behind the stones about the ...

The butterfly effect

JOHNSTOWN — With its colorful, burnt orange wings, highlighted with mascara-like black lines and tiny white dots, the monarch butterflies are a familiar sight in upstate New York during late spring and summer. Then in September, the winged invertebrate begin to disappear from the landscape ...

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Monthly corn hole tournament canceled

JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. ∫ The monthly corn hole tournament slated for Wednesday at the senior center has been canceled. ∫ The in-house free movie day set for Thursday has been ...

Bingo event slated 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 at 12:30 p.m. the Red Rooster will hold bingo. Also a representative from the Fulton County Office for the Aging will be on ...

Covered dish luncheon canceled

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors met on Tuesday. Vice President Gloria Kimball introduced the guest speaker, Brittany Kolbe, the Montgomery County clerk. Everyone received a booklet guide on Real ID, Enhanced, and passports. She discussed the booklet guide with the seniors and answered ...

Senior Center closed until March 29

GLOVERSVILLE — The Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St., has suspended all activities and meal programs at the center until March 29 over concerns surrounding the possible spread of the coronavirus. Building doors will remain locked and a sign ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Golden anniversary

Edward and Jean Popp of Johnstown, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Saltsman’s Restaurant. The couple married Aug. 23, 1969, at Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. They have two sons, a daughter, and seven grandchildren.

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.

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Vienna Mae DeRocker

Vienna Mae DeRocker is the daughter of Cameron DeRocker and Stephany Brand of Wilton. Vienna was born on Dec. 2, 2019, at 10:51 a.m. at Glens Falls Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6.8 ounces and was 19 inches long. She joins her sister, Kaidyn Clark. The maternal grandparents are Steve and ...

Lilyann Marie Smith

Lilyann Marie Smith is the daughter of Megan and Jeffery Smith of Gloversville. Lilyann was born on December 30, 2019, at 8:30 am, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. She joins a brother, Noah Bradley Smith. The maternal grandparents are ...

Lucas Timothy Bubniak

Lucas Timothy Bubniak is the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Bubniak of Northville. He was born at 8:34 a.m. on Sept. 10, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches long. Lucas joins his twin brothers, Jack and Stasiu Bubniak, as well as Felix ...

Finnley O. Rorick

Finnley O. Rorick is the son of Emma (Hayes) Rorick and Ryan Rorick of Broadalbin. He was born Sept. 3, at St. Mary's Hospital. The maternal grandparents are Shannon Hayes of North Rose and Billie Hayes of Savannah, both in Wayne County. The paternal grandparents are Janine Bianco and ...

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Murphy-Stowe

Terry and Kelly Murphy of Broadalbin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Air Force Capt. Michelle L. Murphy, to Dr. Wesley D. Stowe, the son of Robert and Terri Stowe of The Colony, Texas. A November wedding has been planned.

Fraser & Hallenbeck

Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Fraser of Tribes Hill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Renee Fraser, to Matthew Hallenbeck, the son of Phillip and Marcia Hallenbeck of Mayfield. Fraser, a graduate of LeMoyne College and the College of St. Rose, is a school psychologist for the ...

Moore & Allen

Thomas and Janice Moore Jr. of Gloversville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Moore, to Justin Allen, the son of Michelle Reid-Rossi of Escondido, Calif., and Anthony Allen Jr. of Broadalbin. Allen graduated from Gloversville High School in 2013, and attended Fulton-Montgomery ...

Kotary & Failing

Jeffrey and Barbara Kotary of Little Falls, Herkimer County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Kotary, to Marcus Failing, the son of Todd and Robin Failing of Gloversville. Kotary is working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the State University of New York ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Castiglione

Kaleena Young, the daughter of Lisa and Matthew Owen of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Andrew Castiglione, the son of Barbara Castiglione and the late Dr. Louis Castiglione Jr. of Gloversville, on April 6. The ceremony and reception took place at the historic Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga ...

Mr. and Mrs. Chichester

Courtney Buanno Danise, the daughter of Vincent and Valerie Danise Jr. of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Dillon Chichester of Gloversville, at 6:30 p.m. June 30. The ceremony took place at the Fox Run Golf Club, Johnstown. Heidi-Jo Buanno, cousin of the bride, officiated. The bride ...

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, ...

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Sir William Johnson, Johnson Hall, and historical fake news

Having served as a docent (visitor guide) at Old Fort Johnson, I’ve heard some far-fetched stories about Sir William Johnson related as absolute truths coming from the uninformed lips of visitors. Worst-case scenarios are tourists who believe Robert Chambers’ historical fiction but have ...

When berry picking turns deadly

Watch out whose berries you pick. While picking wild blackberries in my own neighborhood — I won’t tell you where — I couldn’t help recall another berry-picking expedition back in 1860 that went very wrong for Meco farmer Horatio Grant. In attempting to keep these articles timely, it ...

Our Old Times: Mayor Gideon Green and the Soft Drink War of 1933

There it was on page three of the June 22, 1932 Morning Herald, a large headline stating, “Police to Receive Orders to Treat Unlicensed Vendors of Beverages as Violators of City Soft Drink Ordnance.” Mayor Gideon Green reminded Common Council members that the law had already been on the ...

Scams are nothing new

Scams aren’t new. They existed long before the telephone, computer, and internet were dreamed of. Probably the most common, most successful 19th- and early 20th- Century scams involved selling lightning rods, and this was usually practiced against farmers whose livelihood centered around ...