In Brief

Writing group to meet on Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — A free creative writing group for aspiring and established writers will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St. For more information, contact Robert Weatherby at (518) 762-8317 or rweatherby@mvls.info.

Citizens Band concert Friday night

JOHNSTOWN — The second concert of this year’s Johnstown Citizens Band will be held on Friday in the bandshell at Sir William Johnson Park on Main Street. Rehearsal will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the concert at 7. Conducting the band for the concert will be retired Mayfield band director ...

Chicago’ play set for Friday, Saturday

NORTHVILLE — Sacandaga Valley Arts Network and Sacandaga Musical Theater will present “Chicago” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and July 26 and 27 at Northville Central School auditorium, Bridge Street, according to a news release. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart ...

Caroga farmers market starts Friday

CAROGA — Caroga Lake Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday and every Friday through mid-October at Sherman’s parking lot, across from the post office. Vendors will offer 100 percent locally produced and sourced goods. Items include produce, meats, honey, soaps, plants, ...

Color splash run slated for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will hold a Color Splash Fun Run and Walk on Saturday. Participants will walk and run on the grounds of the center, 2736 Route 30, to benefit the center. Registration takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. The run/walk begins at 10:30 and ...

Kidney health talk slated for July 24

GLOVERSVILLE — Vitality Plus, HealthLink Littauer’s adult membership program for anyone 50 or older, will hold this month’s luncheon program titled “Kidney Health” on July 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Littauer’s auditorium, 99 E. State St. A buffet luncheon will be followed by ...

Hitrick and Brooks to play on Aug. 16

GLOVERSVILLE — A Hitrick and Brooks concert will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Hitrick and Brooks consists of three college students from upstate New York: Ben Hitrick, 19; Connor Brooks, 19; and Alex Hitrick, 21. They ...

Sgt. Peter Bridge retired from Guard

LATHAM — Sgt. Peter Bridge of Amsterdam, who was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Recruiting and Retention Battalion of the New York National Guard, retired from the guard last month after some 25 years of service, according to Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, adjutant general ...

Code officer seeks sign compliance

CAROGA LAKE — John Duesler, Caroga code officer, is asking for compliance with the sign regulations in the town. All signs require a permit, according to a news release. The temporary signs cannot be displayed for more than 14 calendar days in one year including political, civic, and ...

Vendors sought for September craft fair

BROADALBIN — Registration is open for crafters wishing to participate in the first Broadalbin Youth Commission craft fair set for Sept. 21 and 22, at Broadalbin-Perth High School. The fee for a 10-by-10-foot booth is $125. Booths are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so early ...

Tickets to senior picnic available

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for Aging has tickets for the senior picnic on Aug. 1 at the Concordia Club and coupons for use across the region at farmer markets will be available at the agency’s office, 19 N. William St. Call (518) 736-5650 for more information.

VanAlstyne home open for the season

CANAJOHARIE — The circa 1729 VanAlstyne Homestead and Museum, 42 Moyer St., will be open for its regular spring-summer season hours from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday, according to a news release. The following are the special events. ∫ From 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24, will be the fifth annual ...

Colonial Tavern night set for Friday

FORT JOHNSON — Old Fort Johnson, routes 5 and 67, will conduct a Colonial Tavern Night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The event will occur on the lawn and feature local Wolf Hollow craft beers, Rogers Orchards hard cider, a full barbecue pork dinner, and a souvenir pint glass. The fort ...

Film ‘Hook’ to be shown Saturday

AMSTERDAM — Knights of Columbus Council 209 will show the movie “Hook” at 9 p.m. on Saturday at its lodge, 193 W. Main St. The rain date will be Sunday at 9 p.m. The event will include free admission, popcorn and soda. For more information, call (518) 339-0423.

County planning meeting canceled

FONDA — The Montgomery County Planning Board meeting for July has been canceled, according to a news release.

Firehouse to host three bands Saturday

HAGAMAN — Three bands will perform at the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department 11th annual music fest fundraiser from 3:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, at the firehouse, 126 S. Pawling St., rain or shine. Food and vendors will be available. Admission tickets can be bought in advance or at the ...

Across the Pond to play Saturday night

AMSTERDAM — The Across the Pond band will present a tribute to the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Riverbank Park, rain or shine. The event is free.

Sprouse to lead book club Friday

JOHNSTOWN — Heidi Sprouse will lead a book club discussion of her work “Rosie and Her Ragamuffin Sam” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Johnstown Library, 38 S. Market St. For more information, contact Robert Weatherby at (518) 762-8317 or rweatherby@mvls.info.

Nathan Littauer Hospital

July 3 There were no births. Admissions Judith A. Pettit of Gloversville. Discharges Grace A. Billa of Broadalbin. July 4 There were no admissions or births. Discharges Amber L. Nogueras of Gloversville. Nogueras baby girl of Gloversville. Alicia Russo of ...