Community News

Erie Canal Waterway photo contest

WATERFORD — Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway photo contest. Photos should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning ...

State military museum to present Civil War lecture

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The role of a Civil War infantry regiment recruited from New York City and Newark, New Jersey as well as villages across Western New York will be the subject of a free talk on June 15, at 1 p.m. at the New York State Military Museum. Rick Barram, the author of the book ...

SERIOUS FUN AND GAMES

Photo submitted Gaming Insomniacs League, an eSports organization comprised of high school, collegiate, pro, and semi-pro leagues hosted a $5,000 scholarship tournament on Sunday for high school students at Proctors Theatre. The event featured 16 high schools each with teams of five who ...

What’s to do

Artwork Ongoing ∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. ∫ Sandra J. Peters — photography artist of the month: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main ...

Voices of the community: Opportunities

The Community Education program at the Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties provides educational and informational opportunities for the general public, schools, community agencies and organizations. Its programming benefits people of all ages, ranging from preschool ...

FMCC to offer new degree in entertainment technology

JOHNSTOWN — Under the marquee at Proctors Tuesday morning, Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger announced a new degree program aimed at students considering a career in the ever-growing entertainment industry. Developed with input from Proctors and Capital Region ...

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School’s top 10 students

Robert Snell Robert Snell is the son of Shawn and Wendy Snell, and is the valedictorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville class of 2019. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Envirothon, as well as the Tech Club. He has participated in the OESJ Mentoring Program. He has ...

Confident students

Photo submitted The Broadalbin-Perth April student of the month are shown, The month’s word was “Confidence. From left are Molly Russom , sixth grade, Ellie Peters, sixth grade, Megan Bazan, eighth grade and Macy Sweet, seventh grade.

Gloversville parade set to roll on Monday downtown

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Parade Committee announces the annual Gloversville Memorial parade and services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to a news release. The line of march will be from Sixth Avenue and North Main Street, east on Sixth Avenue to Kingsboro Avenue, south ...

‘Make friends with your mind’ event set for library

FORT PLAIN — Learn how to “make friends with your mind” as the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., hosts a free three-week introductory course in meditation for adults and youths aged 16 and up, according to a news release. Fort Plain resident Harold Rolls, a Tibetan Buddhist monk ...

Transfer station holiday hours

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste has released the holiday schedule for Memorial Day, according to a news release. The Mud Road Landfill will be closed on Monday and resume regular hours on May 28. All transfer stations will be closed Monday. The ...

Historical society to meet today

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Edinburg Community Center. Norma Porteus will discuss “The Last Hundred Years.” She will take questions during the talk. Porteus, who is a photographer of local historic buildings and landscape, has been an active ...

Laundry Day

The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich Elliott Armstrong of Gloversville checks on the drying of his laundry at the East Fulton Street Landromat in Gloversville on Tuesday.

State canal system slated to begin operations for 2019

ALBANY — The State Canal System is slated to begin operations for the 2019 navigation season this week, following two consecutive years of increased boat traffic. Tolls have been waived on recreational vessels through 2021 to encourage more boaters to get on the 524-mile system. Last year, ...

Farm to receive state grant

FULTONVILLE — Glenvue Farm set to receive $300,000 in state funds to implement a number of water quality protection projects, according to state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. The funds are provided through Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Waste Storage and Transfer System Program ...

Raising awareness

The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara Jahnn Gibson, left and Liz Russo, right, protest for clean energy on Main Street in Johnstown on Wednesday. Gibson said she is trying to “reach people's consciousness” on global warming.

Sunflower shoppe

Jan Steele and Marilyn Smith, volunteers with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Consortium, admire women's shoes fit to cross the stage at graduation in a few weeks at the Sunflower Shoppe in Johnstown on Wednesday. Photo by Ashley Onyon The Leader-Herald

Community calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Learning to recognize the signs of arthritis

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 54 million adults in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis, affecting 26 percent of women and 19.1 percent of men. Due to its wearing effects, about half of those with arthritis are limited in their ...

Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club has meeting JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement May 13 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Arlene Comstock and Debbie Brown; second place, Delores Yvars and John ...