Business

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 ...

Living the boat life

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Lake Marina, which opened on Memorial Day 2009, has steadily grown into the community by making the lake accessible to all. Offering seasonal docking spaces, a boat launch which may be used for $10 per launch and plenty of water-based rentals including pontoons, ...

Vacation yoga

CAROGA LAKE — Caroga Lake has always been a summertime haven for Fulton County residents. From outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and boating, to summer concert series and firework displays, there’s no end to what you can do. And now you can add yoga to your summer list. Caroga ...

Devil Dave’s breaks new ground

MAYFIELD — Need a quick Bloody Mary this morning? Devil Dave’s Bloody Mary Sticks have you covered. From down on his luck to innovator in a budding industry, Ryan Pakenas, the man behind Devil Dave’s Bloody Mary Sticks, is curing hangovers and bringing cool and hip to Mayfield and ...

Lennon’s looks to the future

GLOVERSVILLE — Lennon’s, a parts and service center which has been in business in the city for over 40 years, is taking a step forward into the future. With a new addition to their team of workers, Lennon’s is now a certified computer repair shop. From Apple phones, tablets and computers, ...

Something’s a’brewing

Something’s surely a’brewing in the Glove Cities. It’s stirring things up and causing a considerable amount of excitement all over town. It’s not a storm. It’s beer and hard cider. Opening within a month of one another, with only a five minute drive between them, Rogers’ Cideryard ...

Bella New York Grand opening set for June 16

A “hidden secret” has opened up on North Perry Street in Johnstown. Bella New York, a hair salon, massage therapy station and boutique, which sells high-end clothing, cosmetics, and shoes first opened in January. But after a snow storm hampered their initial grand opening, they are ready ...

A quiet spot on Main Street

GLOVERSVILLE — Residents of Gloversville and the surrounding area will have a little less traveling to do this year to pick up their summer reading. “Adventure Books and More,” a new and used bookstore has opened on 30 S. Main St. The new store, which sells candles, gift baskets, salt ...

Market 32 store opens in Amsterdam

SCHENECTADY — The Golub Corporation’s newest contemporary, food-focused Market 32 brand recently opened in Amsterdam, in the renovated store at 141 Sanford Farms Plaza. Marked by open space, a decor filled with soft earth tones and product-focused displays, murals and lighting, the Market ...

Erie Canal House more than just a piece of history

CANAJOHARIE — When Michele and John McGlone bought their first mixed-use commercial property in the village of Canajoharie at a bankruptcy auction in 2012, they saw it as a strategic investment in the future of the area. After making substantial renovations, including solar panels and a ...

NBT Bank hires Adamchick as Canajoharie branch manager

CANAJOHARIE — NBT Bank Eastern New York Territory Manager Michael Bowker recently announced Kimberli Adamchick has been hired as branch manager for the Canajoharie office. Adamchick has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining NBT Bank, she ...

This is the year to put Scaffold Law to bed

For many years now, the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has had as a priority the repeal/reform of New York State Labor Laws 240/241, more commonly known as the Scaffold Law. First imposed in 1885, at a time when worker safety was largely neglected and most modern safety ...

Anderson-Negele celebrates 500 days safe

FULTONVILLE — The global headquarters of Anderson-Negele recently celebrated surpassing 500 days without a lost-time accident or Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable safety incident. With total exposure of almost 250,000 employee hours, the focus of the entire ...

NEW POSITION

Richard Lee Jr., of Johnstown, has joined National Bank of Coxsackie in Glenmont. Lee comes with a wealth of experience in banking, and he will work to continue to develop NBC’s growing, business loan portfolio in the Capital Region. Lee joins National Bank of Coxsackie working out of their ...

Chamber continues fight for tax reform

This year’s New York State legislative session already started out with an unexpected $4 billion plus deficit that needs attention. Now this will be a huge task to cope with, considering state government’s inability to manage finances in a common-sense and efficient manner. I don’t ...

NBT Bank increases wages due to reform act

Employees of NBT Bank will see a pay increase due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a federal tax reform legislation. NBT Bancorp officials announced a profit to their shareholders and the company’s net income rose $3.8 million from the previous year allowing for the generous sharing of the ...