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MVH Dowd nominations sought

Mountain Valley Hospice seeks nominations for its third annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award, given in memory of MVH’s first executive director. The award was established to honor the positive influence that Dowd made in the lives of those she touched and to acknowledge those who are ...

4-H scholarships given out

FONDA — Each year the Fulton-Montgomery 4-H Youth Development Program offers graduating senior members the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to assist them with continuing education via college or a trade school. These applications are received in late April and reviewed by a committee ...

Many grants available

TROY — The William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York announce a third round of the Pomeroy Fund for New York State History to provide an additional $50,000 in grants in a continuation of rapid response to history-related organizations affected by the COVID-19 ...

Agricultural loans available

SYRACUSE — The New York agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture physical loss loans, according to a news release. The Farm Service Agency offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in ...

Drama club to present special show

BROADALBIN — When school closed for the year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Broadalbin-Perth Elementary Drama Club was at work preparing to stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz” in early May. Holding out hope that in-person performances might still be possible, director Jen ...

Education news in brief

Hyney receives teachers scholarship CANAJOHARIE — Derek Hyney of Canajoharie, the son of Shannon and Cheri Hyney, has been awarded this year’s scholarship presented by the Upper Montgomery Retired Teachers’ Association to a graduating senior entering the field of education. Hyney, ...

Tuesdays in July at FCHS

GLOVERSVILLE — The following is the upcoming events of the Fulton County Historical Society, according to a news release. ∫ Each Tuesday in July, the FCHS will explore a different part of Fulton County history and create something together. The materials needed for each session will be ...

Gloversville Citizens Band considers its season

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Citizens Band has postponed the Summer Concerts in the Park series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board of directors are following the phased opening procedures that have been put in place in New York state, according to a news release. The Gloversville ...

Area news in brief

Fulton County The following is state Department of Transportation planned area roadwork: Town of Broadalbin: Bridge Street over Route 29. Motorists will encounter shoulder and lane closures in both directions on Route 29 with flaggers in place due to concrete work and bridge washing. ...

Liberty receives $3,500 donation

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York, received $3,500 from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake family to help offset expenses of personal protective equipment, as it relates to COVID-19. Liberty ARC responded to the COVID-19 outbreak quickly, carefully, and ...

Broadalbin farmers market slated to open today

BROADALBIN — The Fulton-Montgomery Farmers Market Association will be holding a Farmers Market in Broadalbin, this summer, starting today. The market will be from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday until September at the Visitor Center on the roundabout of Route 29 and Route 30, according to a news ...

New Dimensions receives grant

AMSTERDAM — The New Dimensions in Health Care recently received a $2,000 grant from the Carondelet Community Fund. The funding from this grant will be used to support NDHC’s dental education and community outreach program, one-two-three Smile, according to a news release. With financial ...

Dorn Space to reopen

GLOVERSVILLE — On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., will be Bronco Brad’s Dang Tootin’ Good Time Show. It is a little bit “Gunsmoke” and a little bit “Laugh-In.” Comics and songsters come together for original comedy that’s different from your average shtick. ...

Nat Grid still accepting HEAP applications

ALBANY — The National Grid reminds customers that applications are still being accepted for the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program through Tuesday, while funds are available. The programs have been extended to assist customers who are struggling to ...

Remote learning, unexpected opportunities

In the past, the adoption of technology in the classroom which included making use of a Learning Management System to manage student’s homework, labs, quizzes, tests and grades was slow to take hold. This is understandable since there is usually a waiting period to see if the new software ...

Safe Haven signs now hang in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — These signs are saving infant lives! The baby safe haven signs are displayed around Gloversville to inform citizens of their designated baby safe haven locations.

 “Safe havens offer mothers options; especially when she feels like she doesn’t have them,” says ...

Caroga Arts to celebrate Independence Day with virtual concert, 30 musicians

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Arts will celebrate Independence Day, with a virtual concert for the Caroga Lake Music Festival, at 5 p.m. July 3, featuring a variety of artists and musical selections. For the first time 30 musicians from Caroga Arts Ensemble will perform virtually together to ...

Library offering curbside service

FORT PLAIN —The Fort Plain Free Library is now providing curbside service to library users and guests. As of Monday, the library began the curbside delivery of some amenities — including the circulation of materials and restoration of services such as faxing, photocopying, document ...

DMV to re-open starting Monday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Clerk Linda Kollar has announced a schedule for the Johnstown Department of Motor Vehicles to re-open for customer appointments. After delays invoked by the state DMV Commissioner, the local DMV office will begin in-person transactions by appointment only, effective ...

Free summer meal program set to start

GLOVERSVILLE — For the 2020-21 school year, The Gloversville School Summer Food Service Program is as follows: Locations: Boulevard School, 56 East Blvd., and Gloversville High School at 199 Lincoln St. . The breakfasts and lunch will be available June 18 to Aug. 31, Monday through ...