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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 ...

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

Owen Richard VanNostrand

Owen Richard VanNostrand was born to Amy and Tim VanNostrand of Gloversville. He was born on Nov. 14, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. He joins a sister, Khloe VanNostrand.  The maternal grandparents are Cathy and Pete Stearns of ...

‘I’m all dress up for Santa,’ part II

Sophia Grace Chestnut, pictured at 1 year old wearing her mother's dress of 33 years ago, is the daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Chestnut of Perth. She is the granddaughter of David and Rebecca Dopp of Perth and Colleen Chestnut of Latham and the late Philip Chestnut; and the ...

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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 ...

Stemmler & Lewis

Tom and Karen Stemmler of Amsterdam, announce the engagement of their son, Paul Stemmler, to Chelsie Lewis, the daughter of the late Diana Cary. Stemmler graduated from Broadalbin-Perth High School in 2009 and is the parts manager at Brown’s Ford, Amsterdam. Lewis graduated from ...

Oduwa & Fields

Diana Ramsey Oduwa of Glen, annouces the engagement of her daughter, Uwa E. Oduwa, to Johnnie Fields Jr., the son of Johnnie and Annette Fields of St. Louis, Mo. Oduwa is a 2008 graduate of Fonda-Fultonville High School and a 2012 graduate of St. John Fisher College with a bachelor’s degree ...

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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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Betz’s odd bits of history number 7

Here we present yet another collection of accidently-rediscovered news bits, too short for a complete article, but still worth sharing, from the days of our old times. The March 1, 1894 Gloversville Daily Republican informed readers, “Horatio Grant Sr. was found guilty of abusing his wife ...

Innocent Santa letters caused post office problems

While grade school and even younger children grimace at writing an essay, they exhibit no qualms writing their annual ‘gifts wanted’ letters to the jolly man in the red suit, Santa Claus. Exactly when this seasonal activity began and such letters were first published in local newspapers, ...

Shining some light on World War II blackouts

This time of year, drivers sometime worry about whiteouts, but at least they don’t have to deal with blackouts, those World War II civil defense exercises during which residents of entire cities and even counties turned off every light in their house, business, or factory and temporarily sat ...

Walter C. Porter, Gloversville’s disappearing drummer

If younger readers immediately wonder what an old-time drummer was, that’s no surprise considering the only drummers drumming these days drum in bands, but in our old times, although a ‘drummer’ made little noise unless he laughed or sneezed, he was still an essential component in ...