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County employees assist local seniors before holiday

FONDA — Thanks to the help of county employees, Montgomery County Clerk Brittany Kolbe was able to deliver dozens of packages to the Montgomery County Office for Aging just in time for Christmas. These packages however, were not to fill up stockings hanging along the mantle, but boxes of ...

Stuff The Bus

Bus drivers, aides and other transportation staff with several area school districts worked together to stuff a 66 passenger school bus full of new, unwrapped toys as seen at Mayfield Central School on Dec. 18. The effort came together through coordination earlier this holiday season by Nancy ...

History Book Club to start in February

FONDA — Montgomery County Department of History and Archives announced the revival of its “History Book Club.” On February 3, join Montgomery County Historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar, in partnership with Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, for a discussion of Everything Worthy of ...

Wreaths Across America

Glen Scribner of Johnstown, reflects for a moment after placing a wreath for his father, Glen Scribner Jr., on Saturday at the Wreaths Across America event held at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Even with 30 inches of snow from Thursday’s snowstorm and 9 ...

Virtual winterfest set for today

CAROGA LAKE - The Caroga Lake Music Festival is back for a virtual winterfest at 5 p.m. today. "The Nutcracker Suite" with a CLMF twist featuring various genres and ensembles of 40 musicians, according to a news release. The artists include Ken Kubota's YouTube sensation JHMJams, bluegrass ...

Open yourself to a brighter future through the Opportunity Programs at FM

Everyone can agree this year will be one all of us will remember. Unfortunately, many of these memories may not be pleasant ones. We have all been facing a myriad of challenges this year and may feel that opportunities have been few. Are you looking for ways to pivot from the challenges in ...

Christmas in Fulton County one hundred years ago

One doesn’t have to look back 100 years to remember when absolutely nothing related to Christmas gift-buying appeared in store windows and newspaper advertisements until after Thanksgiving, when there was no special shopping day called Black Friday or even a grey one, when few Fulton County ...

Historical society selected as beneficiary

The Fulton County Historical Society has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of January 2021. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which launched in April 2014, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal ...

Transit system will be closed Friday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit System will be closed Friday to observe the Christmas holiday. The service will resume Saturday, Dec. 26, according to a news release.

Edinburg town offices to be closed

EDINBURG — The following is for the town, according to a news release. ¯ The town offices will be closed beginning Monday through Jan. 3. The officials will be back in the offices beginning Jan. 4. The officials can be reached at home in the event of an emergency. ¯ The Recycle and ...

Holiday match to raise funds for charities starts

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Stewart’s Shops is teaming up with its customers once again to raise money for local children’s charities. The Stewart’s Holiday Match campaign started Thanksgiving and will run through Christmas Day at all shop locations, according to a news release. “In ...

Blue Christmas prayer service set

BROADALBIN — The First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., is now closed to in-person worship but will continue to live stream and post on Facebook. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. but is posted on Facebook so it can be viewed anytime, according to a news release. Live stream of a ...

GHA board to hold annual meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. today via Zoom videoconference which will be streamed live to the official GHA Facebook page, according to a news release.

Fresh food, fruits, vegetables available

FORT PLAIN — There will be a distribution of foodstuffs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other items starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 119 Reid St., while supplies last, according to a news release. Those who want to take part in the free distribution ...

Events planned for holiday season

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., has the following several events planned for the Advent and Christmas season, according to a news release. — Today and Wednesday, church members will be Christmas caroling outside at local nursing homes as well as ...

Free food pantry open on Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — The North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., will be holding its 12th free food pantry for the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. Even during the times of COVID-19, the food pantry has continued to be a community outreach for ...

Johnstown H.S. announces first-quarter honor roll

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown High School first quarter honor roll. Senior Honor Roll Mia Anderson, Collin Bolebruch, Joelle Bump, Kaytlyn Daley-Allen, Brett Donohue, Aiden Fitzpatrick, Emily Fleming, Max Gyldenvand, Ashley Hammons, Morgan Lane, Cassidy McKeon, Kaylee Newkirk, Ariana Rzesos, ...

Fonda-Fultonville H.S. first-quarter honor roll named

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville High School first quarter honor roll. Principal’s High Honor Roll (94.50 and up) Grade 12 Ashlee Baker, Jacqueline Boulay, Lauren Braun, William Bullis, Jadeyn Cary-VanNostrand, Michaela Castle, Ethan Clark, Trevor Cline, Marisa Codi, Nathan Curtis, ...

Johnstown Junior High honor roll announced

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Junior High School first quarter honor roll. High Honor Roll (90 and above) Grade 9 Zoey VanEtten. Grade 8 Katelyn Anderson, Marley Bramer, Austin Brown, Sarah Brownell, Giana Cross, Connor Dickinson, Noah Eaton, Robert Franklin, Mason Gray, Jakob Hanna, ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville Sunday: Morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Until further notice, the church is open at 25 percent capacity for each service. Baptist Church of Northville This Sunday, Dec. 13: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship Service (Morning Service is ...