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Rotarians donate to organizations

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Rotary holds several fundraisers throughout the year, not the least of which is the Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend held in July. This weekend draws between 3,000 and 5,000 people to the area and is the main reason why Northville Rotary can contribute so much ...

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 ...

Voices of the Civil War event planned

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Wanda Burch, historian and author from Glen, and singer/songwriter John Kenosian of Clifton Park will present Home Voices: the American Civil War Experience through Words and Music on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. at the historic 1747 Nellis Tavern on Route 5 east of St. ...

New principal for Canjo school

CANAJOHARIE — Christopher DePaolo, formerly of the Gloversville Central School District, will be the new Canajoharie Middle School principal starting with the 2017-18 school year, the Canajoharie Central School District has announced. The board of education unanimously approved the ...

Northville school district sponsoring blood drive

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District National Honor Society is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. To schedule a donation, please email your name, telephone number and preferred donation time to kcoupas@northvillecsd.org. There ...

Balladeers to perform in Glen

GLEN — The Glen Conservancy will present the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers, who will perform “Patriots All: America’s Songbook, 1776-1976” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Conservancy Hall, 1538 Route 161. The Balladeers, an ensemble based in Windham, Greene County, is known for its ...

Two co-ed scouting groups offered

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Co-ed scouting groups through the Boy Scouts of America will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ephratah Youth Commission at 5225 Route 29. Boys and girls from sixth grade through age 20 are welcome to join, a news release said. The scouts have two groups: ∫ The ...

Series to focus on Alzheimer’s caregivers

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Association, will host the three-part series, Living with Alzheimer's for Middle-Stage Caregivers, on consecutive Tuesdays beginning Sept. 26. Caregivers and professionals will discuss strategies to ...

Arkell plans preview party

CANAJOHARIE — A “Masterworks” preview party for members of the Arkell Museum will be held Friday at 6 p.m. The party is a free event for museum members. It will include food and refreshments, live gypsy-jazz music by the CC Vagabonds, and a first look at the “Masterworks” and ...

‘Voices’ program to focus on letters from Civil War

CANAJOHARIE — “Home Voices: The American Civil War Experience Through Words and Music” will be held Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Arkell Museum. Wanda Burch, historian and writer, and John Kenosian, singer and songwriter, received a Saratoga Arts Community Arts grant for the presentation of ...

Quilting group sets meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Sew Busy Quilt Guild of Gloversville will have a business meeting at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 161 S. Main St., in Ottaviano Hall. The hall is handicapped-accessible. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The cost for guests is $3. The business ...

Fundraiser to help center

JOHNSTOWN — Friendly’s restaurant at 248 N. Comrie Ave. will hold an all-day fundraiser for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St., on Thursday. For every purchase with a coupon during the day, a percentage of a purchase will go toward the ...

‘Made In China,’ a photography exhibit by Zhan You Bing

JOHNSTOWN — Every day we shop for, handle, and use products made by people working in factories thousands of miles away in China. “Made In China” is an exhibition of photographs by Zhan You Bing that document the lives of Chinese factory workers who produce the merchandise Americans ...

Two organizations awarded art grants

Two Montgomery County organizations have received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts together with the Preservation League of New York State and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation through Preserve New York, according to a news release. They are the village of Palatine ...

Candidate to visit library

JOHNSTOWN — Democratic Congressional candidate Patrick Nelson of Stillwater will visit the Johnstown Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, to answer questions and talk about his plan to bring upstate New York into the 21st century, according to a news release. He is a opposing ...

AARP tax aid seeks volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at ...

Edinburg society plans fall festival

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Historical Society will hold its annual Edinburg Fall Festival on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museums on North Shore Road at the Edinburg Four Corners. Coffee, homemade treats, soups and chili will be available. The bake sale ...

Assemblyman praises nursing home

ST. JOHNSVILLE — On Aug. 29, state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara came to the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and presented David Wallace, administrator/executive director, and staff with a legislative citation of merit recognizing the agency for receiving accreditation ...

Meeting held to discuss Guy Park Manor

AMSTERDAM — A meeting of concerned Amsterdam residents and local historians was held recently to discuss the rehabilitation and restoration of Guy Park Manor, according to a news release by the committee’s spokesman, Norm Bollen. “Guy Park Manor, built is 1766, is Amsterdam’s oldest ...

Senior news in brief

Bridge club met and winners announced JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Aug. 28 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners are first place, Jean Loveday and Ed Hornidge; second place, Mary Jo Schwed and Carlene Lankton; ...