Area news in brief

Sew Busy Quilt Guild to host events

GLOVERSVILLE — The following events for the Sew Busy Quilt Guild will take place at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 161 S. Main St., (Ottaviano Hall). The church is handicapped accessible.

– The guild is offering two classes by Diane Evans:

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, free motion quilting — beginner. The cost for members is $50 which includes the kit for this class. The kit will include 5 or 6 sandwiched top-batting-backing, marker, quilt designs.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 21 quilt first, then add color. The cost for members is $25, plus an additional kit fee of $30.

The students will use watercolor pencils to color and shade a pre-quilted design; use aloe vera gel to blend color and add depth to the design; outline the motifs to add visual impact; use ink pens to add details.

The classes are open to non-members for an additional $5. For questions or to register: ([email protected]).

– The Sew Busy Quilt Guild of Gloversville will have an organizational business meeting will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday (April 16). The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The featured speaker will be Evans, who will present a truck show. As always, guests are welcome — $3.

Benson Town Board set to meet Tuesday

BENSON — The Benson Town Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Benson Town Hall, according to a news release.

Historical society meeting on Tuesday

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Kennyetto Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., according to a news release.

The program, a presentation by Fort Plain Museum representatives, will consist of a preview of the upcoming fourth annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference. Additionally, artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era will be presented and discussed, the news release stated.

Refreshments will be served. The public as well as members are invited, the news release stated.

Library board to meet Tuesday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold its monthly board of trustees meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chamber to host public workshop

GLOVERSVILLE — A notary public workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Main St.

The instructor will be Victor Bujanow, who has been a practicing notary public and notary signing agent for more than 25 years, according to a news release.

This workshop prepares those interested for the New York state notary public test and will provide a comprehensive view of the notary public office. Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures will be explained and clarified.

Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public officer is likely to encounter. The topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability, the news release stated.

This workshop is a must for notary public candidates to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities in involved in this office.

All materials will be provided including website links to New York State Department of State licensing information, booklets and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam which attempts to emulate the actual New York state mandatory exam, the news release stated.

There is a discount for Chamber members, but the class is open to the public, the news release stated.

Bujanow has also been teaching insurance and real estate licensing as well as continuing education courses at several New York state colleges, including Fulton-Montgomery Community College, the news release stated.

Conservation district meeting Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will have their regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the district office, 113 Hales Mills Road Extension, according to a news release.

B-P school board meeting Monday

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school Virtual Advanced Placement room, according to a news release.

Northville school board meeting set

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s lower level conference room, according to a news release.

Some members of the BOE will be attending the meeting via Skype; the Skype session will be available to the public at 1344 Chateau Way, The Villages, Fla. and either at 143 Longvue Lane, Northville or, possibly, at an as-yet-unknown hospital, the news release stated.

HealthLink to host screenings, events

JOHNSTOWN — The following for the HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, will all be held at the wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news release.

– From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, there will be four health screenings scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 17) to include a cholesterol-high density lipoprotein-glucose blood test for $18 (fasting of at least three hours is suggested); a diabetes risk assessment, blood pressure reading, and body fat analysis-body mass index measurement at no charge.

Following the New York State Department of Health regulations, blood tests are performed by trained registered nurses.

This screening is open to the general public and no appointments are necessary, the news release stated.

– From 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, a new program titled, “Eat Right and Shop Light. Eat Smart New York!”

“Participants will learn how to shop in-season, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat, money saving tips and more,” said Tamara Glaser, community health educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension in a news release.

This free program is open to the general public, the news release stated.

For more information or to attend Wednesday’s event, call HealthLink Littauer at (518) 736-1120, the news release stated.

NCS Interact Club selling vendor spots

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School Interact Club is selling vendor spots for the villagewide garage sale May 5-6.

Spaces are available in the school’s south soccer field parking lot for $15 for one parking space or $25 for two, according to a news release.

Interact is also accepting donations of items to sell at their own sale during the event, the news release stated.

Contact Mika Irie at (518) 588-4490 or at [email protected] to reserve a garage sale spot or to arrange to drop off donations, the news release stated.

Roast beef, pork dinner scheduled

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The St. Johnsville Masonic Lodge 611, 24 Bridge St., will be having a roast beef and pork dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. or sold out April 22.

The dinner includes beef and pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, dressing, vegetable, desserts, coffee, tea, cold drink. Eat in or take out.

The price is $10 for adults; $5 for children younger than age 12.

Lasagna dinner slated for April 28

FORT PLAIN — The Salem United Methodist Church, 1254 Stone Arabia Road, will have its annual lasagna dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 28. The price will be $10 for adults; $5 for children.

Empty Pockets will provide the entertainment.

By Paul Wager

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