Community News

St. Kateri feast day celebrated

FONDA -The National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha held a Saint Kateri feast day weekend celebration on July 14, 16 and 17.More than 400 people attended Masses on Saturday and Sunday to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha and to celebrate the Gospel of Jesus. Participants included Native American and ...

DeMagistris receives certification

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Enlarged School District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Michael DeMagistris recently earned the designation of Certified Athletic Administrator from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, making him one of an elite ...

County awards tourism grants

FONDA - County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and Legislative Chairman Terry A. Bieniek announced the award winners of the Montgomery County Local Tourism Grants for 2016.Bieniek (District 5) and Economic Development Chairman Robert A. Purtell (District 9) made the check presentation on July 3 ...

Moonshine Junkies to perform

FORT PLAIN - The 2016 Summer Music in the Park Series will feature Moonshine Junkies at 7 p.m. Thursday at Haslett Park.For more information, visit www.moonshinejunkies.com.Events are Thursday nights and are free.

Fort Plain students earn more than $100K in scholarships

FORT PLAIN - Awards totaling more than $100,000 were given to members of the class of 2016 by the Scholarship Association of Fort Plain at the 121st graduation exercise of the Fort Plain Central School.This total includes awards and scholarships granted by the scholarship association and awards ...

Community Calendar

AAIf anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at 736-2644.TOPSFor more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit at 752-4148 or ...

Family Fun Day slated for Speculator Aug. 1

SPECULATOR - The Hamilton County Youth Board is sponsoring its sixth annual Family Fun Day Aug. 1 at the Speculator ball field and pavilion from 2 to 6 p.m., a news release said. The event is free of charge, but donations are accepted, the release said.Participants are asked to bring a ...

Students participate in Orlando conference

JOHNSTOWN - Five PTECH students recently returned from presenting at the annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Fla., where they shared with educators from across the country the story of the innovative regional school that is entering its third year of operation, a news release ...

FMCC’s Residence Life offers place to live, learn

When a college student makes the choice to either live on campus or commute to a college campus each day, there are some important considerations to review prior to making this commitment: Will the Residence Life program provide me with a well-rounded experience? Will I become more engaged on ...

Area news in brief

Museum plansice cream socialGLOVERSVILLE - The Peck's Park Schoolhouse Museum will have an ice cream social Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.The event also will include a 100th birthday party for Alice Peck, founder of the museum. An ice cream cake, brownies, pies and drinks will be available.The cost ...

Providing safe waters

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino announced today the receipt of two Kawasaki personal water craft on loan from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, to be used by the Sheriff's Marine Patrol. They are loaned without charge under the Parks and ...

MVC will host Battle of the Bands Saturday

FORT PLAIN - Four bands will duke it out for $500 in prize money Saturday as the Mohawk Valley Collective hosts its first Battle of the Bands at Historic Unity Hall at the corner of Mohawk and Center streets in Fort Plain, a news release said.Starting at 6 p.m., performers including Phil ...

Glove Theater to present ‘Spamalot’

GLOVERSVILLE - The Glove Performing Arts Center presents the summer production of Monty Python's "Spamalot" on July 21 through 30 at 8 p.m. and July 31 at 2 p.m., a news release said."Spamalot" is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," directed by Andrew ...

How to be safe in the water this season

Each year, hundreds of people in New York state drown or are hospitalized for injuries that occur in the water. Some of these injuries result in brain damage, a news release from the Montgomery County Public Health Department said.According to the release, DOH studies show that:- Children ...

Community Calendar

AAIf anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at 736-2644.TOPSFor more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit at 752-4148 or ...

Civic Band concert slated

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Civic Band's second concert will take place Wednesday at Melchoir Park at 7 p.m.The rain site is the Lexington Campus gymnasium, 127 E. State St. Bring lawn chairs to both locations. The concert will take place rain or shine.Selections will include Wagner's ...

Youths star in beloved ‘Wizard of Oz’

JOHNSTOWN - Foothills Family Productions celebrates its 10th anniversary with the Summer Children's Theater presentation of the beloved musical, "The Wizard of Oz."This show is performed by children ages 7 to 14 at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College theater Monday through July 15 at 7 ...

Concert, social set in Mayfield

MAYFIELD - The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road.The concert will feature the Saints Jazz Quintet Plus One. The Saints play easy-listening swing, Dixieland and standard ...

Event to benefit fire victims

BROADALBIN - There will be a benefit for Wayne and Aschley Wheeler-Peters of Broadalbin, who recently had a house fire, from 2 to 6 p.m. July 16 at the Robin's Nest, 230 Stevers Mills Road.The price is $10 for adults; $5 for children; and free for children ages 5 and younger. Bring a dish to ...

Native American Festival planned

BROADALBIN - The seventh annual Spirit of the Wolf Native American Festival will be held on Aug. 27 and 28 at 29 Pine St. Ext.The gates open Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and grand entry to begin at 11 a.m. on both days, the news release said.The event will include ...