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State canal system slated to begin operations for 2019

ALBANY — The State Canal System is slated to begin operations for the 2019 navigation season this week, following two consecutive years of increased boat traffic. Tolls have been waived on recreational vessels through 2021 to encourage more boaters to get on the 524-mile system. Last year, ...

Farm to receive state grant

FULTONVILLE — Glenvue Farm set to receive $300,000 in state funds to implement a number of water quality protection projects, according to state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. The funds are provided through Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Waste Storage and Transfer System Program ...

Raising awareness

The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara Jahnn Gibson, left and Liz Russo, right, protest for clean energy on Main Street in Johnstown on Wednesday. Gibson said she is trying to “reach people's consciousness” on global warming.

Sunflower shoppe

Jan Steele and Marilyn Smith, volunteers with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Consortium, admire women's shoes fit to cross the stage at graduation in a few weeks at the Sunflower Shoppe in Johnstown on Wednesday. Photo by Ashley Onyon The Leader-Herald

Community calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Learning to recognize the signs of arthritis

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 54 million adults in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis, affecting 26 percent of women and 19.1 percent of men. Due to its wearing effects, about half of those with arthritis are limited in their ...

Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club has meeting JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement May 13 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Arlene Comstock and Debbie Brown; second place, Delores Yvars and John ...

Nathan Littauer Hospital

May 8 Admissions Patricia Filkins of Gloversville. May 9 Admissions Mandy L. Mastencook of Gloversville. Wendy L. Sievert of Gloversville. May 10 Admissions Carleton D. Frasier Jr. of Gloversville. James Santangelo of Johnstown. Discharges Patricia Filkins of ...

Fonda-Fultonville High School

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville High School third quarter honor roll. Principal’s High Honor List — 94.50 and up Grade 12 Heather Anderson, Mitchell Araya, Connor Barnes, Giulia Bravi, Joshua Coyne, Natalie Demitraszek, Massimo DiCaprio, Ashley Eaves, Taylor Etherton, Lauren Etzkorn, ...

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 adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

Office for the Aging menu

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 ...

Honors

Photo courtesy of Soni Singh Sunpreet Singh, son of Soni Singh, graduated Thursday from Fulton-Montgomery Community College with a 3.92 GPA as a distinguished graduate In computer science.

Coon graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Lucas A. Coon, a 2018 graduate of Broadalbin-Perth High School, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Carpet movers

The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich James Sweet gets ready to toss a bundle of fabric from the Somerset Industries building on South Main Street in Gloversville up to Anthony LaRock and Wade Hindes on a company truck Tuesday.

Vaccinate pets against rabies

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health is reminding all pet owners of the importance in getting their pets vaccinated against rabies, according to a news release. The following is the Montgomery County rabies clinic schedule. ∫ From 9 a.m. to noon May 18, at 345 E. Main St., ...

Murray awarded MVC scholarship

BROADALBIN — Caitlin Murray, a senior at Broadalbin-Perth Central School, has been awarded this year’s Mohawk Valley Chorus music scholarship of $750, according to Charlie Snyder, MVC board president. Murray, the daughter of Katherine and Steven Murray of Broadalbin, is a member of the ...

Rain walk

The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich Kerri Polite walks in the rain Tuesday up the Broad Street hill in Gloversville with some special cargo, her daughter, Kaedance Harrington. She said she usually has both sides of the stroller full.

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. ∫ Sandra J. Peters — photography artist of the month: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main ...

Honoring veterans

The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich Veteran and former Johnstown Mayor William Pollak has his photo taken by Air Force veteran Stephen Willette on Thursday at the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center. He photographed veterans from Fulton and Montgomery counties for free as part of a online exhibit, ...

If not now, when will you go to college

Students who begin or return to college later in life are sometimes called “non-traditional” students, but they are quickly becoming the norm on campuses nationwide. The numbers may surprise you - 37% of today’s undergraduates are over the age of 25, 24% are parents, and 64% are employed ...