In Brief

Christmas service to be held on Sunday

BLEECKER — The Bleecker Community Church, 503 Route 112, will observe Christmas Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday at the regular morning service, according to a news release. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the church. All are welcome at both services. Serene ...

Winter Funderland Day Camp scheduled

GLOVERSVILLE — A Winter Funderland Day Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Dec. 28 at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to take over the arts center for three days of imagination, creativity and play. ...

Town releases holiday schedule

EDINBURG — The following is the holiday schedule, according to a news release. ∫ The Edinburg Town Hall will be closed Monday through Jan. 1 and re-open Jan. 2. The elected officials can be reached at home in the event of an emergency. ∫ Justice Court will be closed this Monday and ...

Church to hold candlelight service

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills United Methodist Church, 17 Fremont St., invites the public to join church members at 7 p.m. Monday for their family Christmas Eve candlelight service with readings from the Gospel and singing favorite hymns. Come and hear the voices of the Chancel Choir, directed ...

First Night celebration comes to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The city’s First Night Celebration will be held starting at noon on Dec. 31 and running until 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. The event will feature a variety of entertainment, events, activities, and specials that businesses and organizations host in the city. The evening will end ...

Church to hold candlelight service Monday

NORTHVILLE — The Baptist Church of Northville will present a special Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Monday. The program will open with Christmas carols by Bill Pitcher on organ and Mike Alter on the piano, according to a news release. The youth choir will present a kids’ ...

Transit system to be closed Christmas Day

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit System will be closed Tuesday in observance of Christmas Day. The regular schedule will resume Dec. 26, according to a news release.

Canajoharie Library to host Lego event

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., is inviting children to get out of the house during Christmas break by stopping by the library to use its Lego collection to build amazing creations starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 26. Kids are encouraged to drop-in anytime and help themselves to ...

Favorite doll tea party event Jan. 19

AMSTERDAM — The Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., will be hosting the My Favorite Doll Tea Party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19. The event will include treats such as finger sandwiches, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and tea. The cost is $6 per person and reservations can be made by calling ...

SoupFest scheduled in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The city will be holding its first SoupFest from noon to 6 p.m. on Jan. 26. Soups will be given out at various bars and restaurants throughout the city. Participants will pay $1 for 3 ounce soup samples at each location and vote for their favorites. The winning restaurant ...

Magnatiles event at Canajoharie Library

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will be holding a Magnatile Build-a-Thon on Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children are invited this holiday break come and try out Magnatiles. A news release from the library stated Magnatiles’ slogan is, “where math, science, and ...

Planning board meeting slated

FONDA — The regular meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Business Development Center, 9 Park St. For more information, call Karl at (518) 853-8334 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

First Night celebration comes to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The city’s First Night Celebration will be held starting at noon on Dec. 31 and running until 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. The event will feature a variety of entertainment, events, activities, and specials that businesses and organizations host in the city. The evening will end ...

Matilda ‘Coca’ Baker

Matilda “Coca” Baker, 94, of Gloversville, died Decmber 16, 2018, at her home. Born in Romania, October 26,1924, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Caterina Tacea Voiculescu. Coming to Gloversville in 1955, from Germany, she and her late husband, Donald Baker were the owners of the ...

Historical society hosts holiday event

CHARLESTON — The Charleston Historical Society hosted “Christmas in the Country” on Dec. 2, at the society’s headquarters on Polin Road. The program featured the Fonda-Fultonville High School Key Club. The Key Club sang Christmas Carols and played instrumental holiday melodies. Key ...

Family makes donation to St. Mary’s Pavilion

AMSTERDAM — Family members of Amsterdam resident Elizabeth Tesiero and her husband, the late John A. Tesiero Jr., have chosen to honor the couple’s contributions to the community by making public their donation to the St. Mary’s Healthcare Rao Outpatient Pavilion. Tesiero, along with ...

Busiest airports during the holidays

ALBANY — The most popular flight routes, most disrupted flight routes, and worst day to fly during Christmas week starting on Dec. 21, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018 from the United States was surveyed to help inform travelers about what they can expect this year. The number of disrupted flights ...

Planning board meeting slated

FONDA — The regular meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Business Development Center, 9 Park St. For more information, call Karl at (518) 853-8334 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

‘Polar Express’ reading planned

GLOVERSVILLE — Join the Gloversville Public Library for the annual reading of the “Polar Express” on Friday at 4 p.m. There will be singing and treats along with a visit from “the Conductor.” A themed story time will be held at the Gloversville Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on ...

Christmas Eve service slated

FULTONVILLE — The Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church will hold their annual Christmas Eve service with live music and seasonal hymns at 8:30 p.m. and the service at 9 p.m. at the Fultonville truck stop, Riverside Drive, according to a news release. The coffee and “goodies” will ...