Business

A drink fit for a Nordic King

ESPERANCE — According to the legendary sagas of the Norse, when Harald Fairhair set out upon the rugged hills and icy coastlines of ancient Scandinavia over 1,000 years ago to lay siege to its scattered kingdoms and become the first king of a united Norway, it was to a meadhall he would ...

Sunshine and a rose

AMSTERDAM — It’s no wonder flowers make the perfect gift for moms. After a grueling winter, with Mother’s Day comes the sunshine, and with the sunshine comes the flowers. In honor of both mothers and the fragrant, flowery gifts of the sun, Sunshine Gardens is offering a single rose to all ...

Capturing a special moment

GLOVERSVILLE — For many people, the birth of a child is often regarded as a rewarding and life-changing experience. But for mothers-to-be, the pregnancy is its own unique and extra-special gift — a brief moment in time wherein mother and child are bound together as one. Julie Tesi, owner of ...

‘Aurora’ wins Best in Show

JOHNSTOWN — When owners and crew members of No. 22 Bicycle Company — a high-end bike company specializing in titanium frame bikes manufactured in Johnstown — arrived in Sacramento, California this March for the 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, they knew they had brought along ...

A place for Toying Around

JOHNSTOWN — From Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to Batman and the Joker, everyone seems to have a favorite hero or villain from a movie or comic book. Whatever your preference is in the pantheon of hooded outlaws and masked avengers there is a place where all can come together to revel in the ...

Perfect conditions for outdoor fun

AMSTERDAM — With a heavy blanket of snow due to cover much of the region this weekend, there’s bound to be some grumbling as residents head outdoors to shovel driveways and scrape off cars. But all that snow doesn’t have to be just a headache. With the wintry blitz comes fresh ...

Dorn Space: A haven for writers

GLOVERSVILLE — Local writers, musicians and comedians have much cause to rejoice. With the opening of Dorn Space this past September, the city now has its very own place to showcase its writerly talents. “Dorn Space has really been developed as a writing center,” said Brian Dorn, who ...

Seely Conover’s long legacy

AMSTERDAM — Seely Conover’s Office Centre, a local office supply dealer which has been in the city for nearly 140 years, has merged with Hummel’s Office Plus of Mohawk in Herkimer County. The merger went into effect on Dec. 1, making Hummel’s Office Plus “the largest independently ...

Indoor Market Place opens to public

JOHNSTOWN — Those who enjoy visiting the various farmers markets throughout the region will now have somewhere to go year round to visit their favorite local vendors. The Indoor Market Place, located at 18 W. Main St. in Johnstown, opened its doors on Oct. 15 and features many of the same ...

CrossFit Axis

JOHNSTOWN — When Jason Sweet began conducting his 5:30 a.m. physical training sessions with his fellow Gloversville firefighters and their family members at Darling Field back in 2015, they had nothing but rocks and the field itself to work with. A lot has changed in the ensuing three ...

Goderie’s Tree Farm works to perfect its hop yard

JOHNSTOWN — When the Goderies started growing hops at Goderie’s Tree Farm in 2013, they took much of their inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, as the hop growers in this region have long been at the forefront of commercial hop growing in America. But over several years of honing their ...

Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop moving to more spacious location

AMSTERDAM — Frank’s Gun and Tackle Shop will soon have a little more room to display its many products, as the outdoor sports store, currently located at 3549 Route 30, is in the process of renovating a building at 3831 Route 30. A grand opening for the store’s new location is tentatively ...

Welcome to the Owl’s Nest

BENSON — Couples and solo travelers looking for a cozy Adirondack getaway need look no further than the Owl’s Nest — the new studio cabin at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is now open and available for occupancy. The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon ...

The triple bottom line

JOHNSTOWN — For almost 50 years, Townsend Leather has been one of only a handful of companies in the area still carrying the torch for the once booming leather industry in the Glove Cities. For more than 30 of those years, since making the switch to aviation upholstery leather, they’ve ...

Brittany’s Diner turns eleven

EPHRATAH — Is there anything better than a home-cooked meal? Brittany Edwards of Brittany’s Diner in Ephratah doesn’t think so. That’s why for more than a decade, Edwards and her crew have worked a daunting 364 days a year, serving up homestyle meals to hungry customers from all over ...

A sanctuary opens its doors to the public

MAYFIELD — The Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary on Thursday. Community members and members of the chamber alike, celebrated the grand opening with food, music, and tours of the newly opened ...

Craving something sweet

GLOVERSVILLE — Have a sweet tooth? You’re in luck. There’s a new way to satisfy that craving with Cravings Bakery and Cafe. Located at 87 W. Fulton St. in Gloversville, Cravings Bakery serves everything from specialty cupcakes, chocolate turtle brownies, and cookie dough stuffed cookie ...

‘Pick a Peck of flowers’

NORTHVILLE — If there’s one thing the Peck’s know, it’s flowers. After more than a century in business and spanning three generations, Peck’s Flowers in Gloversville does it all — from seasonal bouquets to birthday arrangements, from wedding decor to funeral wreaths, from a single ...

CMK joins Howard Hanna

AMSTERDAM — Area residents will soon be seeing a new brand of real estate sign throughout the region as local real estate company CMK and Associates has been acquired by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. The deal, which went into effect on July 24, makes the local company a part of the third ...

Vishnu Music lives on

GLOVERSVILLE — In December of 2016, Gloversville lost one of its local fixtures. Owner of Vishnu Music for more than 20 years, Vincent Ottalagano passed away after a battle with cancer. But the downtown music store lives on, as Nicole Ottalagano DeLorenzo, daughter of Vincent, continues ...