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Holiday parade and Colonial Stroll set for Friday in Johnstown

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JOHNSTOWN — The city’s annual “Home for the Holidays” Johnstown Holiday Parade and subsequent Colonial Stroll will take place under downtown’s festive holiday lighting starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday. In conjunction with Friday night’s downtown events, the Johnson Hall State Historic ...

Giving back on Giving Tuesday

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AMSTERDAM — Local agencies teamed up to give back to hundreds of community members on Tuesday at Centro Civico by donating coats, other winter apparel and food. Volunteers from St. Mary’s Healthcare, Catholic Charities, Centro Civico, Alpin Haus and other mission-based agencies ...

Glebe closure on BOE agenda

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will consider a resolution to close Glebe Street Elementary School next summer at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Johnstown High School library. The resolution indicates the district is “in the process of ...

Local home gets in the holiday season with 7,500 led lights

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FONDA — A local family has decorated their home with over 7,500 led lights for the holidays. Richard and Nicole Lang went all out in decorating their home at 1239 Route 334 this year. According to a news release, the lights are synced to a computer to create a beautiful light display ...

Galway Lioness club meets today

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GALWAY — The Galway Lioness Club Of Lions District 20W will hold its December monthly dinner meeting today at the Galway Lions Club Building located on East Street in Galway. Dinner will be held promptly at 7 p.m. Following dinner, the drawing for the Galway Lioness Club Raffle of first ...

Church bake sale on Dec. 14

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BROADALBIN — Start shopping early at the First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St. on Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be a wide assortment of “ Sweets and Treats,” homemade by the women and men of the church. There will also be number of special gift baskets raffled ...

Breakfast with Santa at St. Mary’s

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AMSTERDAM — Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Hospital cafeteria, 427 Guy Park Ave. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, juice and more. For more information call Lisa at ...

Christmas open house at Rice Homestead

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MAYFIELD — Christmas open house at the Rice Homestead will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the homestead, 328 Riceville Road. The homestead will be decorated inside and out in the spirit of Christmas. There will be tours of the home, musical entertainment. Hot ...

Holiday appetizer course on Tuesday

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MAYFIELD — Instructor Wally Hart will be teaching a “Holiday Appetizers that Wow” class on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30. It’s easy to just use the old tried and true appetizers when attending or hosting a party, but with ...

Breakfast with Santa on Sunday

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AMSTERDAM — A breakfast with Santa event will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at Amsterdam High School, 140 Saratoga Avenue, hosted by the Amsterdam High School chorus. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries and drinks. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for ...

Make a gnome craft on Thursday

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MAYFIELD — Learn to make a Swedish gnome at the Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will cut, sew, and glue to make their gnome at the center’s art studio 2. Basic sewing skill instruction will be available. The cost is $40 for members and $25 ...

Storm caused few problems

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GLOVERSVILLE —This season’s first big snowstorm dumped 1 1/2 to 2 feet of snow on Fulton and Montgomery counties the past few days, but authorities said it caused few problems as far as snow removal and accidents. “Luckily, the snow came down over an extended period of time,” Fulton ...

Tonko speaks to area rotary

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AMSTERDAM — Keeping a Thanksgiving tradition alive, the Amsterdam Rotary had a special guest at its meeting held before the holiday on Wednesday. Congressman Paul Tonko joined members of the Amsterdam Rotary for lunch and spoke on several controversial topics such as healthcare, cancer ...

City water safe

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JOHNSTOWN — Similar to a situation this past summer, the city’s water system again violated a state Department of Health drinking water standard, recently sending out a letter to city residents. City Water Department Clerk Barbara Koehler said Monday that city water is safe to drink and ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors organizational meeting Jan. 2

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JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently set the date of its annual organizational meeting for Jan. 2 at the County Office Building. The board set the meeting for 10 a.m. that day in the second-floor Supervisor’s Chambers. New supervisors to be sworn in that day are: ...

Village Board celebrates new Mayfield Community Park

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MAYFIELD — Village officials spoke highly of the opening for the Mayfield Community Park at their meeting Nov. 13. The park, which opened Nov. 10, holds a memorial garden and nature trail. Jamie Ward, village mayor, said 180 people joined him and other village officials at the opening. ...

Annual Thanksgiving tradition continues

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NORTHVILLE — The oldest and the youngest students at Northville Central School carried on a decades-long annual tradition Tuesday with a mouthwatering Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast served up in the gym. Thirty-three seniors volunteered to make the meal and be paired off with 25 ...

Area roadwork slated for this week

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The state Department of Transportation has announced area roadwork, which started Monday as follows: Montgomery County ∫City of Amsterdam: Route 30 bridge over Cleveland Avenue. Asbestos remediation under the bridge and traffic will not be impacted at this time. ∫City of Amsterdam: ...