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JOHNSTOWN — New life has taken up residence in a long vacant building, shaped through the longevity of a city based leather finisher supplying designers internationally that celebrated its 50th anniversary this month and the grand opening of the restored building. Local leaders attended ...

A stepping stone:

GLOVERSVILLE — Ruby & Quiri, Inc of Johnstown recently made a lasting contribution toward the revitalization of the Glove Theatre by donating and installing carpeting to the entrance way and concession stand areas of the historic downtown building — a donation valued at roughly ...

Frank’s Gun Shop grand opening celebration slated for new location

AMSTERDAM — After more than a year’s worth of renovation work, Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop officially opened the doors to its new location at 3831 Route 30 on Aug. 5 and will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 7 to mark the occasion. “It took us a year and two months [to ...

Bob’s Bargain Outlet offers big savings

JOHNSTOWN — For Bob Lockwood and family, Bob’s Bargain Outlet is a labor of love and reward. Located at 248 N. Comrie Ave. inside the Pyramid Mall, Bob’s Bargain Outlet offers a plethora of items acquired wholesale through retailers as a result of returns, liquidations and overstock. ...

One last dance for TicTacToes

GLOVERSVILLE - TicTacToes Manufacturing Corp., located at 1 Hamilton St. — a business that most recently specialized in adult dancing shoes and which, at its height, employed 375 workers while maintaining factories in Skowhegan, Maine; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Amsterdam, NY, and a warehouse in ...

A ‘Second Wind’ for all

JOHNSTOWN — Shawn Beebie, owner and founder of Second Wind Coffee in Johnstown, always knew he wanted to make a name for himself in the field of culinary. While working at his uncle’s pizzeria in Gloversville and mulling over his own culinary ambitions, a friend and restaurant owner gave ...

A new beginning for a local fixture

GLOVERSVILLE — After more than 100 years of continuous Pecks family operation, Peck’s Flowers of 105 N. Main St. in Gloversville has a new set of owners ready to continue on the traditions of the century-old flower service while adding a new modern twist. Marissa Stevens and her husband, ...

Go for it!

GLOVERSVILLE — Those looking to improve their physical health and overall well-being can find the individualized support they need to achieve their goals at a new downtown personal training studio. Longtime personal trainer and Gloversville native Jarrod Johnson held the grand opening of ...

True Value: A boon to downtown

GLOVERSVILLE — Community members will have a good reason to head into downtown next weekend to do some hardware shopping as the newly-opened Gloversville True Value Hardware at 25 Bleecker St. is set to host its grand opening celebration on June 29. Gloversville True Value grand opening ...

Paddlers on the Mohawk

AMSTERDAM — There’s a lot going on down by the Mohawk River in Amsterdam these days. From the summer concert series and various festivals taking place at Riverlink Park to the tranquil river walk provided by the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge, the city offers plenty of ...

DomAdi’s raises the bar

AMSTERDAM — When Dominic and Adi Wade decided to establish a commerce plaza on Route 5S in Amsterdam, after opening both a liquor store and a beverage center there, it quickly became clear that what residents on the southside of the river were really looking for was food. And so when no ...

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 ...