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Voices of the Community

Spirit Committee raises morale at MHA

August 28, 2014 The Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties has many staff members who are involved in the agency’s Spirit Committee. more »»

Managing Money

The four parts of Medicare

August 31, 2014 Having access to affordable health care is critical for many seniors. more »»

Voices of the Community

Inventory of shovel-ready sites to get boost from plan

September 18, 2014 In order for Fulton and Montgomery counties to attract new businesses to the region, a strong inventory of different sized shovel-ready sites is needed that can accommodate various business needs. more »»

At The Trail's End

Getting ready for the hunt

November 2, 2014 It’s that time of year again: Summer is over (finally) and fall is here. My and many of the members of our hunting camp’s thoughts focus on getting everything ready for the upcoming deer season. more »»

Voices of the Community

A lot of positive things happening in counties

November 13, 2014 Too often, we hear negative messages about our area; these messages come mostly from ourselves. more »»

Into the Wild

Getting ready for ice angling

December 7, 2014 In a county that boasts 44 lakes, ice fishing opportunities abound for the novice and most experienced of anglers. more »»

At The Trail's End

Hunting rabbit between seasons

January 11, 2015 With deer season over (sadly and gladly) and ice-fishing season not yet fully started, there are a few hunting opportunities to get me out of the hous. more »»

Step Into the Past

Caroga was home to Pulitzer Prize winner

January 19, 2015 At the turn of the 20th century, Caroga was a haven for artists, musicians, authors and creators. more »»

Voices of the Community

Job opportunities do exist in region

January 27, 2015 Two of the themes for the CEO Roundtable, along with our partners in government and education, is to create a business-friendly climate for the region and retain existing businesses in the regio. more »»

Into the Wild

Bird hunts during dog days of winter

February 1, 2015 Anyone who lives here in the Northeast and is an avid bird hunter with a loyal and trusted bird dog lives for the autumn, when bird-hunting season arrive. more »»

Step Into the Past

Broadalbin’s history, landscape inspired fiction writer Chambers

February 2, 2015 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broadalbin is nestled in the fork of North Main Street and North Street. more »»

Voices of the Community

Look to future instead of dwelling on the negative

February 25, 2015 Our community has a bright future. Many see it. Yet those who do can sometimes become frustrated by negative comments about our region. more »»

Step Into the Past

Local children’s outings were popular in 1920s

March 2, 2015 These days, it’s almost unimaginable to parents to send their children off for an out-of-town day trip without a plethora of safety measures and permission slips, proper insurance, and a certain... more »»

At The Trail's End

Memories of upstate ice fishing

March 8, 2015 Normally by the end of February, I would have been ice fishing at least a dozen times. But with this winter’s weather, it has been a challenge to say the least. more »»

Step Into the Past

Local soldiers served in Civil War regiment

March 16, 2015 During the Civil War, New York state provided between 400,000 and 460,000 military recruits — more than any other state in the Union and far more than any other Confederate state. more »»

Voices of the Community

Visit Mountain Valley to see if hospice can help

March 18, 2015 Hundreds of times each year, patients and families tell us: “We wish we’d entered hospice sooner. more »»

Into the Wild

Tips for catching early trout

April 5, 2015 I’ve never heard the statement, “I’m ready for winter to be over and to get the boat out,” more from anglers than in the past two months. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Reform agenda continues after budget process

April 5, 2015 With a final burst of energy, a final $142 billion 2015-2016 New York State budget was pushed through only three hours after the April 1 deadline, despite several legislators’ complaints of not... more »»

Voices of the Community

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 8, 2015 Despite recent gains in public awareness of the need for advance care planning, studies indicate that most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their health care in the... more »»

Step Into the Past

Local sanitarium housed tuberculosis patients

April 13, 2015 By Tuberculosis, also known as consumption or the White Plague, was rampant in the 1800s and early 1900s U.S. and Europe. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber updates website to promote members

April 19, 2015 The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that it has revised and updated its website, www.fultonmontgomeryny.org, which went live earlier this month. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Trying the pizza in Brazil’s capital

April 19, 2015 I have to admit, I was skeptical. Pizza in Brasilia? Really? My stepdaughter assured me I would love it. She explained that Pizza a Besse is an all-you-can-eat pizzeria. more »»

Our Old Times

Gloversville Armory construction began in 1904

April 20, 2015 Gov. Theodore Roosevelt’s influence in designating Gloversville as the location of a new National Guard company only began the process. more »»

Voices of the Community

Regional growth smart

April 24, 2015 By DUSTIN SWANGER The CEO Roundtable has been focused on thinking regionally for economic growth since this group of business and education leaders started meeting three years ago. more »»

Into the Wild

Hunting for wild turkey

May 3, 2015 Winter is officially over here in the Northeast, we hope, and hunters are turning their attention to one of the most exciting quarries to pursue: the wild turkey. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Chamber membership offers benefits to businesses

May 3, 2015 Hi everyone, my name is Alex Ruggeri and I am the new director of membership for the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Remembering Mom’s meals

May 3, 2015 I stepped into the attic and there it was. I knew it immediately: the plaid cover over the ring-bound noteboo. more »»

Our Old Times

Old Fort Johnson was once a hotel for felines

May 4, 2015 Tourists visiting Sir William Johnson’s 1749 home, Old Fort Johnson, nestled at the confluence of Routes 5 and 67 west of Amsterdam, might find it difficult to believe that this dignified historic... more »»

At The Trail's End

When lakes ice out, it’s time for trout

May 10, 2015 If there is one time of the year that I look forward to the most for fishing, it’s springtime. more »»

Step Into the Past

Ku Klux Klan was active in Fulton County

May 11, 2015 When most of us think of the Ku Klux Klan, we imagine groups of hooded men burning crosses and terrorizing areas in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and other southern states. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Don’t call me ‘dear’

May 17, 2015 As you can imagine, I often receive restaurant stories wherever I go. Those restaurant experiences, ideas, observations and complaints, naturally come my way and I like that they do. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Cuomo’s wage plan circumvents legislature

May 17, 2015 The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has always understood the need for a raise in the minimum wage for New York state. more »»

Our Old Times

Death of Robison in ’47 shocked Gloversville

May 18, 2015 Every city has civic leaders, and during the 1940s, Franklin Robison was one of Gloversville’s most active community supporters. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Making sure you read the right label

May 31, 2015 My young niece picked out a box of cereal with a large flag on it that stated “low fat. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Summer tourism season key for local area

May 31, 2015 Memorial Day, the official start of summer, was just a week ago, and with that comes a multitude of travelers and tourists that will travel to our region all season long, providing us with the... more »»

Our Old Times

Assistant saved victim in Robison tragedy

June 1, 2015 After publishing May 18’s Leader-Herald article concerning the tragic deaths of Gloversville merchant Franklin Robison and his fellow victims at Robison and Smith’s Amsterdam laundry plant accident... more »»

Step Into the Past

Gloversville airport was established in 1928

June 8, 2015 For thousands of years, humans have desired to conquer the sky. more »»

Anita a la Carte

What are tapas?

June 14, 2015 Tapas. When was the first time if ever, that  you tried the  food called “tapas.” It was 10  years ago for me. We were in Spain. Malaga to be exac. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Amsterdam should borrow for bridge project

June 14, 2015 The construction on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge, located in Amsterdam, linking the north side with the south side of the city, continues with the structure expected to be... more »»

Our Old Times

Baker was Fulton County’s Billy the Kid

June 15, 2015 Among the annals of 20th- century Fulton County murders, four cases received the most newspaper coverage — these being offenses committed by Charles Edward Baker in 1911, the 1934 murder of Gregory... more »»

Anita a la Carte

Restaurants should keep seniors in mind

June 28, 2015 “It’s like reading your life story grandma. You even talk about when you were a little girl.” My granddaughter was reading my articles the other day. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Career Exploration Day will help students

June 28, 2015 The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee, HFM BOCES and Fulton-Montgomery Community College are presenting an event for 1,200 eighth-grade students “CAREER EXPLORATIO... more »»

Our Old Times

Trial for murderer was point of contention

June 29, 2015 On March 15 1912, a small item appeared on an inside page of the Warrensburg-Lake George News. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

PTECH program enrolls new students

July 11, 2015 By NICOLE WALRATH Pathways in Technology Early College High School, is a new model for high school education that includes college-level, credit-bearing coursework in the curriculum and allows... more »»

Anita a la Carte

Rice primer for everyday salad

July 12, 2015 I love my mother-in-law’s everyday easy rice salad and make it in the late summer. It calls for a cup of salsa. I use my homemade salsa made from home-grown tomatoes. more »»

At The Trail's End

Get the kids outside and get ’em fishing

July 12, 2015 With summer vacation here and the kids out of school, there is no better time to get them out for some outdoor activities, fishing or campin. more »»

Our Old Times

Gloversville once had its own mineral spring

July 13, 2015 Before early white settlers laid claim to “discovering” them, the Iroquois were well aware of the locations and medicinal properties of mineral springs situated in the Saratoga, Ballston, Richfield... more »»

Step Into the Past

Gloversville was home to busy record plant

July 20, 2015 I’m sure many readers remember the days of listening to their favorite tunes by putting a 45 on the record player, dropping the needle, and bopping along to The Beatles or Connie Francis or whatever... more »»

Our Old Times

Old bridge was moved to Union College

July 27, 2015 Sometimes while walking, one passes things that don’t appear important at the time. more »»

Into the Wild

The bug and walleye connection

August 9, 2015 With hot weather descending upon us, it triggers a food source for walleye that most never consider — insects. more »»

Anita a la Carte

Cooking this summer’s bounty

August 9, 2015 Yeah summer. My garden is just at the peak of producing. The farm-stands are unwrapped, the bins are full. The produce section is crammed with newly picked treasures. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Fast food wage hike bad for economy

August 9, 2015 On one Sunday this past May, this column was devoted to my concerns regarding the Governor’s intent to direct the Commissioner of Labor to empanel a wage board to study what was felt to be... more »»

Our Old Times

Father’s marriage to son’s wife ended tragically

August 10, 2015 The March 6, 1930, Morning Herald featured the sale of a downtown Johnstown property, headlining, “Landmark on South Perry Street Purchased of L. N. Karl by Van Antwer. more »»

Fulton Montgomery Chamber

Couple’s legacy at college continues

August 14, 2015 Dr. Jerry and Gail Ryan’s story is one of love, loss, and compassion. more »»

Step Into the Past

Loyalist raid claimed life of Putman and son

August 17, 2015 Just along Route 29, just before Hales Mills Road Extension meets the highway, is a historic marker along the side of the road at the tree line. more »»

Staying Well

Limited use of antibiotics is best policy for health

August 23, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I understand that the overuse of antibiotics can harm the good bacteria in the intestinal tract, as well as the bad. more »»

Our Old Times

Local man was a pioneer of modern beekeeping

August 24, 2015 Indians called the buzzing insects “white man’s flea. more »»

Staying Well

Doctor: Metformin is used to treat Type 2 diabetes

August 30, 2015 Dear Dr. Roach: My friend’s wife, who is 70, has a fasting glucose level of around 200. She is perhaps 40 pounds overweight with blood pressure of around 145/80. 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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