Community News

Asking ‘how are you?’ may cause unneeded stress

Working as the Pastoral Care Coordinator at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, I often hear the question, “How are you?” We all ask that question, often many times a day. But when we ask that question, what kind of answer do we want? What kind of answer do we expect? Those are two ...

FMCC distinguished alumni honored

JOHNSTOWN — The Foundation of Fulton-Montgomery Community College hosted its 10th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on Friday honoring Dr. Emily Etzkorn, 1982-86; Ambrose C. Schaffer, 2003, and William T. Winsman, Sr., 1987. The honorees were as follows: Dr. Emily ...

Students vote in mock election

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central Schools social studies department held a mock presidential election on Nov. 8 to “expose students to the process of voting, from registering, to signing in at the polling place, to casting their vote,” said teacher Joe Trimarchi in a news release. He ...

‘Feather Your Nest’ winners announced

AMSTERDAM — Liberty Foundation recently awarded $14,000 in prizes at its annual “Feather Your Nest” benefit raffle drawing at Liberty’s Day supports cafe, according to a news release. The winners of the $10,000 grand prize were Bill Pulver of Albany and Lorraine Larbell of ...

Reflective driveway signs available

CAROGA — The Caroga Lake Fire Company, in conjunction with the Caroga Town Clerk’s, office is pioneering the use of 911 reflective driveway signs for all town residents. The highly reflective signs are designed to be displayed at the end of each resident’s driveway.  The town and the ...

American Revolution roundtable planned for today

FORT PLAIN — When Brian Mack, a Fort Plain Museum trustee, started talking to Herkimer County people who “never heard of the Fort Plain Musuem,” it began to start wheels turning. Mack, Norman Bollen and other members of the museum’s board of trustees spearheaded a new Capital Region ...

Diane Riscen wins Goodwill Award

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home honored Diane Riscen with the 2016 third-quarter Goodwill Award. Riscen is a medical receptionist at the Johnstown Primary & Specialty Care Center. She was presented the award by Littauer President and CEO, Laurence E. ...

Collecting toys for children

JOHNSTOWN — Firefighters with the Pleasant Square Fire Department will collect new unwrapped toys to help support Toys for Tots efforts this Christmas. Toys and other items, including new children’s winter coats, hats and mittens, may be dropped off at the department on Easterly Street in ...

Gloversville holiday tree lighting and parade set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Business Improvement District will present Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting and Downtown Stroll this Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. According to a news release, the event is being held to kick off the holiday season and to encourage people to shop ...

Three music students chosen for All-State

CANAJOHARIE — Three Canajoharie High School students have been selected to perform in the New York State School Music Association Area All-State Concert Band. Senior Elijah Bowley, French horn; junior Samantha Field, clarinet; and sophomore Alex Sydow, trombone, will perform with the band ...

JAVAC collecting Toys for Tots

JOHNSTOWN — Officials with the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 231 N. Perry St., have begun to collect new unwrapped toys to help support less fortunate area families this Christmas. JAVAC is also accepting new children’s coats, hats and mittens. All items received will be ...

Our Old Times: Drumm House holds secrets

Old houses have secrets.  Some can be uncovered through an architectural historian examining the property, plus searching through deeds and digital examinations of old newspaper databases, yet some really early houses like Johnstown’s historic Drumm House still retain vexing ...

Applications sought for award programs

GLOVERSVILLE — The Soroptimist International of Fulton County, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, will begin seeking applications on Monday for the following program awards. — Violet Richardson Award: This award honors young women between the ...

Students hold mock election

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville High School teacher Mary Brown and her participation in government class worked with the Montgomery County Board of Elections to conduct a mock election for the middle and high schools on Oct. 18. Members of the election board brought an electronic voting machine ...

Class on barn quilts set for library

FORT PLAIN — Area residents interested in making their own Quilt Barn Trail signs are invited to attend an informational meeting at the Fort Plain Free Library on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. At that time, Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail founder Liz Argotsinger will give an ...

Winners of door-decorating contest announced

BROADALBIN — Winning classrooms at the Broadalbin-Perth Middle School in the Halloween anti-drug door decorating contest  and their door decorations were announced by the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery County Prevention. The winners of the contest were first place, Mrs. Dawn Thomas’s room, ...

JHS presents thriller spoof

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown High School Drama Club deftly takes on a quirky thriller spoof that plays this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Johnstown High School Performance Arts Center. Set in 19th-century Scotland, in a gloriously spooky old family manor by a ...

Spooktastic Carnival

Jill Fredericks, a teaching assistant at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, is shown with Kamryn VanValkenburgh, a kindergartener dressed as a cowgirl, at the elementary school’s first Spooktastic Carnival sponsored by Parents Advocating With Support, a parent-teacher association. Frederick ...

OB/GYN Manish Shah joins Nathan Littauer

GLOVERSVILLE — Dr. Manish Shah, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined the Women’s Healthcare team at Nathan Littauer Hospital, according to a news release. With privileges already activated at Littauer, Shah has established an excellent rapport with new patients, his fellow ...

FMCC exchanges parking fines for food

Johnstown — For the entire month of October, Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Public Safety Department gave students an opportunity to make a difference in their community; in lieu of paying a parking fine, students could bring in non-perishable food items to be donated to those in ...