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Take time for yourself and enjoy your summer

June 14, 2014 It’s summertime and you are looking forward to all that is in store for you — going to lunch with friends that you haven’t seen in a while, going to parties, taking a family vacation, and completing... more »»

Clergy Corner

Anita a la Carte

Design Matters

Design is all around us

April 6, 2014 OK, with a show of hands, how many of you have ever tried to design something, anything at all? Ah, don’t be modest; there is no reason to be ashamed. Come on, you do it; you know you do i. more »»

Our Old Times

Voices of the Community

Compeer Program helps those with mental illness

February 27, 2014 The Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery counties offers a wide variety of programs and services throughout the counties. more »»

Step Into the Past

County had share of problems during Prohibition

March 4, 2014 Prohibition of alcohol in the United States did not begin with the ratification of the 18th Amendment in 1919. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Regional Center for growth is focused on strategies

March 9, 2014 Just over two years ago, when I was invited to become a member of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, I would have found it hard to believe that a group of 30 people would forge... more »»

Step Into the Past

Domestic employment was difficult for women

March 17, 2014 A look into almost any newspaper from the 19th and early 20th centuries will reveal a rash of “wanted” ads, almost all beginning with the generic: “Wanted — Girl to do housework. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber set for regional cleaning day

March 23, 2014 As I was driving to our office in Gloversville from our office in Amsterdam, heading north on Route 30, I couldn’t help but notice how rapidly the snow was melting and the grass starting to reveal... more »»

Step Into the Past

History researchers can find helpful resources

April 14, 2014 Historical research can be very rewarding, but it is also incredibly challenging. The tiniest piece of information can lead researchers down long paths with lots of branches to explore. more »»

Our Old Times

Steamboats made way along Sacandaga River

April 7, 2014 Under the headline, “The Sacandaga,” the June 4, 1874, Saratogian newspaper informed the public, “The steamboat L.E. Wait has resumed its trips to and from the Fish House. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

April is busy month for chamber activities

April 20, 2014 April is a busy month at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Our Old Times

Gloversville statues honor Littauer, others

April 25, 2014 We drive past them frequently, one located downtown in front of old Estee high, the others at Kingsboro Park, but how often have we taken any real notice of Gloversville’s prominent statues and the... more »»

Step Into the Past

Humane societies have long history in U.S.

April 28, 2014 Most Fulton County residents are familiar with the great work done by the staff and volunteers at the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society on Nine Mile Tree Road in Gloversville. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Fulton County reaches ‘SMART’ waters milestone

May 4, 2014 After months of data collection and engineering analysis, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently released a comprehensive study regarding the feasibility of establishing a regional water an... more »»

Step Into the Past

Parks were created with federal grant money

May 12, 2014 When I was a little girl growing up on Orchard Street in Gloversville, my great-grandfather often took me to the park around the corner. more »»

Voices of the Community

Advocacy Center helps investigate child abuse

May 13, 2014 The Child Advocacy Center of Fulton County emphasizes the coordination of investigation and intervention services of all child abuse cases by the investment and collaboration of the Fulton County... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber Checks make great graduation gifts

May 18, 2014 You’ve heard the chamber’s shop local program message before, but I think it bears repeating, especially at this time of year. more »»

Voices of the Community

National Prevention Week highlights substance abuse

May 21, 2014 The National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has named May 18 to 23 as National Prevention Week. This year’s theme is: Our lives. Our health. Our future. more »»

Step Into the Past

Sacandaga popular with the pious and the rowdy

May 26, 2014 It wasn’t that long ago that one could visit Sacandaga Park to take in a baseball game, catch a show in the open air theater, ride the roller coaster, spend time at the midway, or take a spin to... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Cooperation needed for regional success

June 1, 2014 For this column, I would like to focus on the importance of cooperation and collaboration when it comes to moving our region forward in a positive way. more »»

Voices of the Community

Association offers housing initiative

June 6, 2014 The Supported Housing Initiative is one of the many programs of the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. more »»

Step Into the Past

Fulton County felt effects of D-Day invasion

June 9, 2014 The 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II was Friday, June 6. more »»

Voices of the Community

Steps can be taken to prevent infection

June 13, 2014 The human papillomavirus infection, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to serious health problems such as genital warts, warts in the throat, cervical cancer in... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

For vacation time, consider local attractions

June 15, 2014 Over the weekend of June 7 and 8, I attended the National Trails Days events in Northville, and what a great experience that was. more »»

Step Into the Past

Healey’s Park in Perth was popular destination

June 23, 2014 A Saturday morning in the summer of 1924 dawns warm and muggy in Fulton County, promising an uncomfortably humid day ahead. more »»

Voices of the Community

Vaccines proven effective

June 26, 2014 In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adult. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber supports casino proposal

June 29, 2014 By now I’m sure everyone has heard a lot about the proposal to develop a resort-casino at Exit 27 in Amsterdam — a project that we can refer to as “Destination 27. more »»

Step Into the Past

Love affair led to Johnstown murder attempt

July 7, 2014 It was just after 8 p.m. on July 2, 1885, when a Johnstown man came barreling into the city, horse’s hooves pounding furiously as he reached his destination. more »»

Voices of the Community

Donors step up United Way contributions

July 11, 2014 As we celebrate and begin to wind down another campaign year for United Way during what continues as the most economically challenging times our area and nation has seen in more than 30 years, I wan... more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Don’t wait to November to evaluate candidates

July 13, 2014 It was barely into the month of June when I am sure that most of you noticed, as I did, that campaign commercials were already slowly starting to show up on television, radio and in other media... more »»

Voices of the Community

Program helping to create pipeline of skilled workers

July 15, 2014 Raise the minimum wage. Did that catch your attention? One of the most controversial topics this past year has been the debate over raising the minimum wage. more »»

Step Into the Past

Nine Corner Lake tale important to county

July 21, 2014 If you take a visit to Nine Corner Lake in the town of Caroga on any given summer day, you’ll find a popular hiking and swimming spot for Fulton County residents and visitors alike. more »»



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Arts grants opportunities for 2014

October 8, 2013 Saratoga Arts has announced the following information about its 2014 grant program in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG) provides funding for arts & cultura... more »

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