News in brief — 3/2/22

Oppenheim seniors to meet Monday
OPPENHEIM — The Oppenheim Seniors, located on Tobacco Road in Oppenheim, will be holding a covered dish meeting on Monday, beginning at noon. Prospective members are welcome to attend.

Joint Sewer Board meeting to be held

JOHNSTOWN — The Joint Sewer Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 191 Union Ave., in Johnstown.

Transportation requests due to FFCS prior to April 1
FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District has announced that residents who want transportation for their children attending private or parochial schools for the 2022-23 school year must file a request form with the district prior to Friday, April 1.

Forms are available at the child’s school and a new form must be completed each year for each school. Residents are asked to mail their requests to the Superintendent’s Office, P.O. Box 1501, 112 Old Johnstown Road, Fonda, NY 12068.

FFCS sets deadline for Special Ed service requests
FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District has announced that residents who want special education services for their children with disabilities who will attend private/parochial schools for the 2022-23 school year must submit a written request to the district’s office no later than Wednesday, June 1. A written request must be filed each year for each school.

Residents are asked to mail their requests to the Superintendent’s Office, P.O. Box 1501, 112 Old Johnstown Road, Fonda, NY 12068.

Home show/craft fair taking registrations
BROADALBIN — Registration is now open for Contractors, Exhibitors and Crafters wishing to participate in the 12th annual Fulton-Montgomery County Home Show/Craft Fair.

The show, set for April 30 and May 1 is sponsored by the Broadalbin Youth Commission and is held at the Broadalbin-Perth High School.

The event is designed to promote home improvement and craft businesses in Fulton and Montgomery Counties as well as the Capital District Area. The fee for a booth is only $125. Booths are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended to ensure a spot.

The show is an economical way to promote any home-improvement-related business. The mix of contractors and crafters has drawn thousands of visitors to our shows.

For more details, visit the BYC Broadalbin Youth Commission page on Facebook.

For more information, and to request a registration form contact Keith Buchanan at [email protected] or 518-598-9266 or [email protected] at 518-883-5527.

All proceeds from the show will benefit development and operation of the new Town Park on Union Mills Road in the Town of Broadalbin.

Change in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Public Health-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Lexington will change to monthly clinics starting March 2022. The clinics will be held on the following dates from 2 to 5 p.m.

The clinics will take place March 10, April 7, May 5 and June 2. The links to register are available at www.fultoncountyny.gov/public-health.

These clinics will include both the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines. Individuals 5 years and older are welcome to attend. First, second and booster doses are available.

These monthly clinics will be held in the gymnasium at Lexington, 127 E. State St., Gloversville.

For assistance in registering, call Adirondack Health & Wellness at 518-886-8251. Walk-ins are welcome to attend.

Delta Kappa Gamma accepting scholarship applications
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES — The Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Women Educators is offering a $500 award for a senior girl or boy planning on entering the field of education.

Students from the following schools will be able to participate: Broadalbin-Perth Central, Canajoharie Central, Fonda-Fultonville Central, Fort Plain Central, Gloversville High, Johnstown High, Mayfield Central, Northville Central, and Oppenheim Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School.

The student will be required to submit an application, a high school transcript, letter of recommendation, and a brief essay of career goals.

The entrants will be judged on the application, transcript, the letter of recommendation, and the merit of the essay. One recipient will be chosen.

All materials are due to the Scholarship Chairperson by April 14. The recipient will be announced by May 20.

Complete information is available at the guidance offices of local high schools.

Servicemen’s Club set to meet March 8
MAYFIELD — A meeting of the Mayfield Servicemen’s Club will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse on School Street.

Northville BOE Meeting Scheduled
NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The March Northville BOE meeting will be virtual, and will be publicly accessible via Webex. The link for Tuesday’s meeting will be posted on the district website at http://tinyurl.com/ncsd-org prior to the meeting.

Housing Authority plans monthly board meeting
GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Directors will conduct its monthly GHA Board meeting on March 14 at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held in person at the Gloversville Housing Authority Administration Building at 181 West St. Gloversville, NY 12078.

Johnstown school board petitions available
JOHNSTOWN — Qualified residents of the Greater Johnstown School District who are interested in seeking a seat on the Board of Education may pick up nominating petitions at the Knox Building between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session.

At the May 17 school budget vote, residents will cast ballots to elect two individuals for three-year terms that begin on July 1, 2022.

Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 100 qualified district voters and filed in the District Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on April 27. Petition packets may also be requested by calling 518-762-4611, ext. 3119, or by email to [email protected]

Knapp scholarship forms available
FULTON COUNTY – Applications for the Roberta M. Knapp Testamentary Trust four-year scholarship are now available to current year and former high school graduates of Fulton County school districts interested in pursuing a career in the field of veterinary medicine.

Preference will be given to those applicants who express interest in a veterinary practice. The application deadline is May 1.

Current year graduates and former graduates of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, Gloversville Enlarged School District, Greater Johnstown School District, Mayfield Central School District and Northville Central School District may contact their respective school’s guidance department for application forms.

Former graduates of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District may contact their school’s guidance department for application forms. For information and application, contact Mary Ann Scheer, Personal Trust Officer, at NBT Bank, N.A. 607-337-6193 or [email protected]

Symposium cancelled again
JOHNSTOWN — The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium announced that due to the ramifications of COVID and the lack of available facilities at this time, the March ECS Women’s Symposium originally scheduled for 2020 has again been canceled.

The ECSWC hopes to hold a smaller event this March in celebration of Women’s History Month. More information will be announced at a later date.

Those who would like a refund from the original 2020 Symposium may send a note and a self addressed envelope to ECSWC, PO Box 251, Johnstown, NY 12095.

The Consortium thanks all for their understanding and support.

For more information about the organization, visit ECSWC.org

Fort Plain moves village meeting
FORT PLAIN — The Village of Fort Plain Board’s regular meeting for March has been changed due to Election Day on the originally scheduled date.

The March meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on March 22 at the Fort Plain Senior Center, 204 Canal St.

GJSD announces meeting schedule
JOHNSTOWN —The following board committee meetings will take place in the Knox Library and are open to the public:

  • The facilities committee will meet today at 6:30 p.m. and March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • The audit, budget & finance committee will meet March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Northville to host budget workshop
NORTHVILLE — The Village of Northville Board of Trustees will conduct a Budget Workshop on March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The March monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees will be moved to March 22 at 7 p.m. due to Village Elections being conducted on March 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

All meetings and elections are conducted in the Conference room of the municipal building located at 412 S. Main St., Northville.

All meetings are open to the public. One must be a registered voter in the village of Northville to participate in the Village elections. If you have questions regarding eligibility to vote, please contact Fulton County Board of Elections at 518-736-5526

New singers welcome to join Mohawk Valley Chorus
AMSTERDAM — The Mohawk Valley Chorus has started rehearsals for its annual pops concert series, featuring Broadway show tunes, scheduled for May 14 and 15. The chorus, under the direction of David M. Rossi and accompanied by Alyssa Rizzo, rehearses Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave. New singers are welcome and should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. to register and pick up music.

Prospective singers may participate through March 14 without making a commitment to join.
All singers are currently required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks during rehearsals. Annual dues are $45 for new members and are due by March 14.

High school students are welcome to join for free. For more information or questions, email [email protected] or call Cathy Roberts at 518-573-7799.

Historical society to host event March 12
GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society will host Agent Paranormal from 7 to 10 p.m. on March 12 at the museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave.

The Agent Paranormal team will present some of their past cases and evidence. Attendees will have an opportunity to investigate one of Fulton County’s most haunted buildings alongside the professionals, using high-tech equipment and techniques.

Tickets are $30 for FCHS Members and $35 for non-members and can be purchased at fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Each ticket includes two slices of cheese pizza and a beverage.

Attendance is limited and tickets are required. All proceeds support the FCHS and its mission to acquire, preserve and promote the history of Fulton County. Free on street parking is available on Kingsboro Ave. and along Academy Place.

For more information, email [email protected] or message us on Facebook @AgentParanormal.

Nigra Center to host Photoshoot
GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is hosting a special event targeted toward children and families on March 12.

A “Superhero Photoshoot,” will take place on March 12, with time slots available for reservation between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The event will take place at the Nigra Arts Center, 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville.

The Superhero Photoshoot is open to children and adults of all ages, as well as full families and small groups.

The $50 registration fee reserves a 15-minute session in which participants transform into their favorite superheroes and pose on an immersive studio set.

Photographer Todd Bailey will help each model engage in their characters and strike heroic poses for fun and striking keepsake images. A wide range of superhero costumes will be available to borrow, or participants are welcome to bring their own.

To reserve a session, call (518) 661-9932 or visit https://bit.ly/3HHqr7o.

Discounts are available to members of the Nigra Arts Center and employees of The Arc Lexington for the event. For more information about these events or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

Monthly luncheon set for Monday
JOHNSTOWN — The Christian Women Connecting will host its monthly luncheon on Monday, at the Johnstown Holiday Inn on Comrie Avenue beginning at 11:30 a.m. The title for March’s luncheon is “A Blast from the Past.” Ginny Merritt will be the inspirational speaker, while Samantha Hill-Saladino from the Fulton County Historical Society will give a presentation about the Fulton County Museum and Historical Society programs along with some local history stories.

The choices for lunch are pot roast with potatoes and carrots or an Orchard chicken salad sandwich (with pecans, apples and craisins) on a Brioche roll with the soup de jour.

Rolls, chocolate cake, coffee or tea will be provided. Lunch costs $17.50 per person and can be paid at the door. For reservations, call Gloria at 518-853-3126 or email [email protected]

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