Community News

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Area news in brief

The state Department of Transportation has issued a roadwork report, effective Monday. Montgomery County ∫ Town of Fort Hunter: Route 5S between Fort Hunter Road and Hill and Marks. Motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions with flaggers in place due to paving operations. ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening at SAC Campground, 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; communion worship service with Pastor Andrew Larson ...

Little Football League and Rogers team up for trail run fundraiser event

The Johnstown Little Football League and Rogers Family teamed up to host the first trail run on Aug. 11, at the orchard, a fundraiser for the JLFL fall season. The event started at 9 a.m. followed by a kids one mile run at 10:15. About 50 runners followed the course, which traced the orchard ...

Caroga Historical Museum to hold contra barn dance

CAROGA — The Caroga Historical Museum will hold an old-fashioned contra barn dance and ice cream social on the museum grounds at 145 London Bridge Road today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Anita and Patrick Mason and the Cornbread Dance Band will provide the music and calling. Anita teaches and ...

2019 Kateri Peace Conference scheduled for this weekend

FONDA — The 2019 Kateri Peace Conference will be held Friday and Saturday at the National Kateri Shrine in Fonda, according to a news release. For more than 20 years, the Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference has met on this site to examine dangers posed by nuclear conflict. This year, climate ...

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. ∫ Linda Hinkle — artist of the month: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. ...

Sixth graders trade in recess time for new ‘Best Buds’ pilot program

MAYFIELD — A pilot program at the Mayfield Elementary School this past school year saw sixth graders give up some recess time but that didn’t mean there was less fun being had. Beginning in January, Mayfield sixth graders partnered with the HFM BOCES Special Education classes at the ...

Hearing instrument specialist helps little league player with hearing aid

AMSTERDAM — During the Little League season in 2018, hearing instrument specialist Andrew Roth of Hear for You in Amsterdam and Ballston Spa was coaching and noticed a child on the opposite team throw off his catcher’s helmet during a play at the plate, according to a news release. Roth ...

Bat safety tips from DOH

FONDA — Montgomery County Public Health would like to raise awareness to residents of the County regarding recent reports of bat exposure. Bats reside throughout New York state in both rural and urban areas. Keeping bats out of your home is a good first step in protecting yourself against ...

Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club has meeting JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Aug. 5 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Arlene Comstock and John Chrisman; second place, Ann Masala and Betty ...

Scott to receive hospice award

GLOVERSVILLE — Jack Scott, a member the Mountain Valley Hospice Foundation Board and Operational Board, will receive hospice’s second annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at its campus at 108 Steele Ave. The public is invited to attend the open-house celebration ...

ESYO received grant contributions

SCHENECTADY — The Empire State Youth Orchestra recently received significant grant contributions due to a variety of organizations that support music education. The contributions, that total $165,000 were awarded to ESYO to support the growth of Creating Harmony Inspiring Musical Excellence. ...

Future plans for FM

On Aug. 1, I became the acting president at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. I wanted to share some thoughts and some of the positive things that are happening on our campus. FM is a comprehensive community college offering a variety of academic programs ranging from business to general ...