Area news in brief

Interfaith Tea scheduled for today
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 today, 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.

Johnstown Water Board to meet Oct. 25
JOHNSTOWN — The City of Johnstown Water Board will conduct a budget meeting on Oct. 25 at 4pm at the Water Department Office.
Any questions regarding the meeting or any other inquiry can be directed to the Water Department at 518-736-4027.

Gloversville flushing hydrants this week
GLOVERSVILLE — Hydrant flushing in Gloversville began Sunday.
Flushing will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday night.
The process will begin on the north end of Gloversville.
Signs will be posted on the streets being flushed and we will list the streets being done each night on the Gloversville Water Works Facebook page and their website,
Residents may experience some discoloration, but this is not harmful and running cold water should clear discoloration.

Mayfield school board to meet today
MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District has scheduled its regular board meeting today at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

Caroga budget meeting set for Oct. 28
The Caroga Town Board will hold a budget meeting on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at town hall.
The public is invited to attend using Zoom
The meeting ID is: 687 640 4445 and the passcode is: 427903
In-person attendance is limited to 12 persons. Contact the Town Clerks Office to attend the meeting (518) 835-4211, Ext 101.
The budget is posted on the Town website

Fulmont Community Action Agency board to meet Nov. 1
FONDA —The next monthly Fulmont Community Action Agency Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in Room 214, Montgomery County Annex Building in Fonda. The public is welcome to attend.

Chicken Barbecue at Broadalbin Church
BROADALBIN — The First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main Street, Broadalbin will hold a chicken barbecue on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., or until sold out.
Sturgess Family Catering is preparing the meals which will be take-out only.
Tickets and drive-thru pick up are available the day of the barbecue. The cost will be $12 per meal which includes a half-chicken, potato, cole slaw and roll.
Proceeds from the barbecue will help support the mission of First Presbyterian Church.
For more information, call the church office at (518) 883-8086.

Harvest ham dinner scheduled for Nov. 6
The Mayfield Presbyterian Church (22 North Main Street) will be having their 29th fall Annual Harvest Ham Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 6th from 4-7 p.m.
The dinner will be drive-thru/take-out only.
The dinner includes baked ham, scalloped potatoes, squash, cabbage, rolls, and gingerbread or apple crisp for dessert. The cost is $12 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12.

Twigs donates funds to non-profits
LAKE PLEASANT — Hamilton County Twigs has voted to award $57,700 in grants to six non-profits within its service area of southern Hamilton County.
The vote took place during the group’s annual membership meeting Wednesday,at Lake Pleasant Fire Hall.
Beneficiaries are Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the emergency “fly-car” staffed by advanced EMTs, Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Piseco Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Corps, and the Twigs Scholarship Fund.
The money was raised primarily through the sale of donated items at Twigs Treasures House on the corner of State Route 8 and Page Street in Lake Pleasant.
President Joan Bobbette expressed thanks to the many people who donate goods, those who shop at Twigs, and the volunteers who make it all possible, including many who are not members but who pitch in when needed.

Walleye tourney slated for Feb. 19
GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Tourism annual Walleye Challenge is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2022.
Participants for the tournament will be increased to 2,000.
The contest will offer $100,000 in prizes!
Walleye Awakening — A fabulous pre-party with live music and fireworks before the tournament scheduled for Feb. 18, 2022, at Lanzi’s on the Lake.
Please email [email protected] if you have any changes to your address. The contest form is scheduled to be mailed the first week of November.
Updated Rules will be posted on and forms will be mailed out early November.
Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.
For updates, please follow Fulton County NY on Facebook @visitfultoncountyny

Fort Hunter library hosting book sale
FORT HUNTER — The Autumn Book Sale at the Fort Hunter Free Library is taking place through Oct. 29.
Come to the Fort Hunter Free Library and stock up on reading material for the cooler, darker nights.
Paperbacks books cost 50 cents, hardcovers cost $1 or buy a bag full for $3..
The Fort Hunter Free Library is located at 167 Fort Hunter Road in Amsterdam.
The library is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. The library also is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 library plans to meet today
GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library October Board of Trustees’ meeting will take place today 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] .

By Paul Wager

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