Area news in brief

Chuctanunda Creek walk set for Saturday

AMSTERDAM — The Friends of the North Chuctanunda are holding a 3-plus mile walk on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

The walk will start and end at Shuttleworth Park tennis courts. Natural paths, sidewalks, and interesting historic and environmental sites will be included.

The walk will take place rain or shine.

FFCS Board slated to meet Oct. 12

FONDA — A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium.

History of counties to be reprinted

FONDA — The Heritage & Genealogical Society of Montgomery County is reprinting the Beers’ History of Montgomery & Fulton Counties, New York. The book, originally published in 1878, is illustrated with portraits, homes and buildings from both counties.

Pre-publication orders for the book can be made by contacting the Montgomery County Department of History & Archives at (518) 853-8186.

The pre-publication price of $65 will be offered through mid-October. After publication, the cost of the book will be $75.

Gloversville PLANS budget meetings

GLOVERSVILLE — Budget meetings for the City of Gloversville have been scheduled as follows:


6 p.m. — Transit

6:30 p.m. — Fire Dept.


6 p.m. — Assessor

6:15 p.m. — Clerk

6:30 p.m. — Mayor/Legal

6:45 p.m. — Police Dept.


6 p.m. — DPW

7 p.m. — Finance

Wednesday, Oct. 13

6 p.m. — Personnel

Joint sewer board set to meet Oct. 13

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board will meet Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Gloversville Transit To be closed Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit System will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

The regular schedule will resume on the next business day.

For more information, call (518) 773-4528.

Housing authority set to meet Oct. 18

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Directors will conduct our monthly GHA Board meeting on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

This meeting will take place in person at the Gloversville Housing Authority Administration Building at 181 West St.

Gloversville library plans to meet Oct. 19

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library October Board of Trustees’ meeting will take place Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will take place in the Carnegie Room. Masks are required to attend the meeting.

A copy of the board packet may be found on the Trustees’ page on the library’s website.

Cancer screening help offered

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women are encouraged to get their mammograms.

Regular cancer screenings can help find cancer early when treatment may be easier. 

Some women may have lost their jobs and their health insurance because of the pandemic. So how can these women get cancer screening? This is where the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties can help. 

The CSP offers free breast cancer screenings to uninsured women ages 40 and over. The program also offers free cervical cancer screening to women ages 40 and older, and free colon cancer screenings to uninsured men and women ages 50 and over. If any follow-up tests are needed, the CSP will provide those tests too. If breast, cervical, or colon cancer is found, the program will help enroll people who are eligible in the NYS Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program for full Medicaid coverage during treatment. 

Call the CSP at (518) 770-6816 to determine eligibility for the program or to get more information or email [email protected]

Small Business Recovery Grant Program Webinar

The NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to assist small and micro businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.

An informational webinar will be held on Friday at 10 a.m., which is being cohosted by Empire State Development and Fulton County Center for Regional Growth.

Attend this webinar to learn more about this valuable program and the recent changes that allow more applicants to qualify!

Items to be discussed include: Eligibility requirements, How the grant is calculated, Documentation needed and much more!

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced changes to NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program with revenues up to $2.5 million may now apply for grants, up from $500,000.

The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, with a question and answer period following. Registration is required, which can be complete.

Historical Society to host performance

GLOVERSVILLE — One of Washington Irving’s most beloved tales comes hauntingly alive in Ragliacci’s unique rendition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This newly crafted adaptation is a one-clown spectacle of storytelling, music, and improvisation not to be missed. Ragliacci calls the shadow in with guitar, loop pedal, and surprises galore that are sure to delight … and maybe even affright you.

Audience members are dared to participate in the strange, unfolding world that will surround them, and yes, children and families are welcome to join in on the fun. This performance is one-night only at the Fulton County Historical Society on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

This event is outdoors, free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at or by calling (518) 725-2203. Great Sacandaga Brewing will be on-site selling their delicious locally-made beer (with valid ID).

Kristoph DiMaria (Storyteller) performs as Ragliacci and is a professional musician, practicing clown, collaborative theatre maker, activist, and small business owner.

They are the Director of Development, Musical Director, and a founding member of Will Kempe’s Players, a Troy-based Shakespeare cooperative. They are an Associate Artist with Troy Foundry Theatre and both host and score improvised silent film screenings with them.

This program is made possible through the support of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the Fulton County Historian’s Office.

Chuctanunda Creek walk set for saturday

AMSTERDAM — The Friends of the North Chuctanunda are holding a 3-plus mile walk on October 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. The walk will start and end at Shuttleworth Park tennis courts. Natural paths, sidewalks, and interesting historic and environmental sites will be included. The walk will take place rain or shine.

Meet-and-greet event set for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — On Saturday, join the Fulton County Historical Society and the Miss Fulton County & Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Organization for a meet-and-greet at the museum.

This is the last open weekend of the season and your last chance to see the 2021 special exhibit, “50 Years of Miss Fulton County.”

Meet past title holders and pageant participants and learn more about their experiences in the competition and beyond.

This event is free and open to the public! You do not have to be a title holder or past pageant participant to attend. To learn more about the Miss Fulton County & Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Organization, please visit

The Fulton County Historical Society is located at 237 Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville. Free on street parking is available on Kingsboro Avenue and along Academy Place.

Chicken and biscuit dinner Wednesday

WELLS — The Wells United Methodist Church is holding a chicken and biscuit dinner on Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The menu is chicken in gravy over fabulous biscuits by Bev Peters, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots.

Desserts for take-out are pumpkin pie, spice cake, or brownie and dine-in is ice cream and other dessert options.”

Dine-in will also have beverage. Cost is by donation. For take-out, drive next to side door of the church.

An attendant will bring your meals to your car window.

Drop donation in the pail provided. For dine-in, please park behind the church to keep the take-out lane open and enter the side door.

The Church is located near the center of Wells on Route 30.

For questions or more information, call Alice at (518) 924-2220 or cell (518) 775-6804.

Mayfield school board to meet today

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District has scheduled a board workshop today at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Masks are required for all attendees.

Gloversville school board to meet today

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education regular meeting will take place today at 6:30 p.m.

A link to the meeting will be provided on the GESD website.

Johnstown Class of 1981 reunion set

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown High School Class of 1981 will host its 40th annual class reunion Saturday at 5 p.m.

The event will take place at the Johnstown Eagles, 12 S. William St., in Johnstown.

The cost will be $35.

For tickets go to or contact Jennifer Curthoys Connolly at (518) 725-9780.

Senior center to host spaghetti supper

GLOVERSVILLE — The Senior Center of Gloversville will host a spaghetti supper on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The supper will cost $6 and be take-out only.

The menu features spaghetti, sauce, meatballs and Italian bread.

There will be advance sale tickets only, so those interested are encouraged to get their tickets early from the center.

Deliveries of six or more dinners to one location in Gloversville and Johnstown addresses in advance will be accepted.

Tickets will be available from the Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays or from any member of the Board of Directors.

Interfaith Tea slated for Oct. 19

GLOVERSVILLE — The final planning meeting for the 73rd annual Interfaith Tea took place Sept. 14 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 154 S. Main St., at 10 a.m.

The theme for this year’s event was finalized and will be “Filling Plates, Warming Hearts,” with guest speaker, Don Fleischut and support for Friday’s Table and local food pantries.

The tea this year will be hosted by the Church of the Holy Spirit on Oct. 19, and registration will begin at 11:15 a.m.

The event will start with entertainment provided by the Gospel Group, Remnants.

Due to the ongoing circumstances and the increasing number of COVID cases in the area, the planning group has opted for a bring your own lunch and beverage event, as well as mask wearing with social distancing.

Lunch bags can be decorated and will be displayed as well as judged, prizes will be awarded.

Prepackaged cookies and coffee will be provided.

The tea is open to everyone at no charge. A good will offering will be accepted with the proceeds going to local food pantries at the Johnstown Churches Council Food Pantry and North Main Street United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

The post event meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 26, at the Church of the Holy Spirit.

By Paul Wager