File photo - Pat Ackerknect
Carla Kolbe - Music for the valley - The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network “Music for the Valley” summer series will pick up again this Saturday at 6 p.m. with Roy Book Binder at the Hope Pavilion, State Highway 30, by the Hope Fire Department in Hope. Roy is a folklorist, comedian, blues singer, storyteller and guitar picker. Food will be available from the Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living. A free-will donation will be accepted. ABOVE: The July concert audience at the Hope Pavilion.
Artist and author to visit Northville
NORTHVILLE - The Adirondack County Store at 252 N. Main St. will host two guests Saturday, beginning with artist Pat Ackerknect, who will be personalizing her hand-painted Christmas ornaments from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by author Marty Podskoch who will be available to sign and discuss his books on Adirondack Firetowers, Adirondack Stories, and newest release: Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
10TH annual golf tourney scheduled
BROADALBIN —The Broadalbin Youth Commission will hold its 10th annual golf tournament Friday, Aug. 10, at the Hales Mills Country Club, 145 Steele Road in Johnstown. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
The $75 per person registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, beverages on the course, food at the turn and a hot buffet dinner (on site) at 4 p.m. The charge for non-golfing dinner guests is $25.
Other activities include: 50/50 prize for putting contest; hole-in-one super prize contest; raffles and door prize drawings; and men’s and women’s longest drive and nearest to the pin contests.
This annual event is a major fundraising activity to benefit Youth Commission Programs and development of a new town park.
Registration forms can be obtained by contacting the Village Clerk’s Office at 883-8265.
Community get-well card being organized
NORTHVILLE - The Rev. Neil Draves Arpaia has extended an open invitation all St. Francis parishioners, visitors and area community members to gather at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 on the steps of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, located at 501 Bridge St., in Northville, for a group picture which can be sent to Bill Mazzoli, a parish member ailing at this time.
“What a wonderful way to say ‘We’re thinking of you, Bill’” said Rev. Neil Draves Arpaia, who was happy to announce and help coordinate the effort.
An Aug.11 rain date is scheduled. All are invited to join in the photo.
Stanton award winners announced
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium (ECSWC) is pleased to announce the winners of their second annual scholarship awards. The Consortium honored the top female students in the Participation in Government courses in fourteen high schools in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The awards were given in memory of women’s rights activist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to encourage young women to continue in Stanton’s path.
Participation in Government or Honors Government teachers were asked to submit to the ECSWC scholarship committee, the name of a girl who: achieved top grades in Participation in Government; has shown in their Participation in Government classes to be the most engaged in current events and government issues; went beyond the minimum requirements for the course and has shown a strong probability of pursuing this interest in the future.
A $50 award, a copy of the book “Solitude of Self “ by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a certificate was given to each of the fourteen winners. The Consortium congratulates all of the winners and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
ECSWC Scholarship Award Winners for 2012 are as follows:
Amsterdam, Courtney Rosser; Broadalbin-Perth; Kathleen Monks, Canajoharie, Alicia Stetin; Fonda-Fultonville, Alexa Mancini; Fort Plain, Samantha Potter; Glovers-ville, Samantha Bell; Indian Lake, Alyssa Cuthbert; Johns-town, Ashley Polidore; Long Lake Central School, Ranya Hamden; Mayfield, Caitlyn Denton; Northville, Alanna Claire-Earley; Oppenheim-Ephratah, Taylor Lynch; St. Johnsville, Shelby Doyle; Wells, Emily Michienzi.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium is composed of local women’s organizations who have joined together for the purpose of supporting women’s education, history, culture, leadership and equity. Member organizations include: Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown American Association of University Women (AAUW), Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association, the Eclectic Society, Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY, Republican Women of Fulton Co., Soroptimist International, Women Democrats and Women Faculty of FMCC. For more information regarding the Consortium, please contact president Helen Martin at 762-7638.
August at the Northville library
NORTHVILLE - The Northville Public Library, located at 341 S. Third St., in Northville, will be offering more involvement with the community throughout the month of August.
Check out the final summer free program for the kids:
Tuesday, Aug 7 at 1 p.m. — Stories with Miss Perrella (along with the book raffle drawing and ice cream)
The final 2011 Summer Book Discussion will be on Tuesday, Aug 14 at 7 p.m. Maria Riccio Bryce, award winning Amsterdam playwright, will lead the discussion of “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. A retired Englishman’s quiet life is changed as a friendship blossoms with a Pakistani shopkeeper from his village.
“Now Showing” movies at the library on Thursdays at 1 p.m. will feature these award winning films:
Aug 2: “The Descendants” — detached father attempts to reconnect with kids
Aug 9: “Albert Nobbs” — woman passes as a man in order to work and survive
Aug 16: “The Artist” — “Best Picture of the Year”: silent movie superstar has to adjust to the talkies.
This month Story Time will be held on Thursday, Aug 9 and 30 at 10 a.m.with Annette Fry. Bring those pre-schoolers out to enjoy stories, a snack and a fun time.
The month concludes with two author visits:
Tuesday, Aug 21 at 7 p.m. — Marty Podskoch: “Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps”
Tuesday, Aug 28 at 7 p.m. — Mary Cuffe Perez: “Nothing By Name” local history of Galway NY farm woman’s life.
Bet on Fulton County raffle is Friday
GLOVERSVILLE — The Tourism Department of the Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry is holding its annual fundraiser to support its work in promoting the area to visitors. The 18th annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County” Raffle will be held this Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown.
Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism said, “With funds raised from the raffle, we are able to sponsor and promote events throughout the year. Additionally the raffle funds have also been used to create brochures and to advertise and promote the county’s resources to regional media outlets.”
Tickets are still available for $100 each and only 300 will be sold. The drawing for prizes will be held Friday evening, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. at a poolside party at the Johnstown Holiday Inn. Ticket holders are invited to enjoy a free dinner, cash bar, and great entertainment. Tickets are available at Partner’s Pub, 21 South William St., Johnstown, the Holiday Inn, and at the Chamber office at 2 N. Main Street in Gloversville. Grand Prize is $10,000 and a number of additional cash prizes will be awarded.
For more information on this event or visiting Fulton County, call the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce at (518) 725-0641. or check us out on the web at www.44lakes.com.
GSLA membership meeting to be held
Save the date for the annual Great Sacandaga Lake Association membership meeting to be held at the Edinburg Fire Hall Friday, Aug.10, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Join your friends and neighbors catching up on lake community issues. Share your ideas on next year’s priorities.
Senior line dancing class changing
EDINBURG - Tuesday’s Senior Citizens Line Dancing beginning class instructed by Carmen Durkin will be cancelled for August. The class will resume in September.
Thursday classes will still continue with teacher Alice Megargle from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for beginner and intermediates.
Little Patriots sign-ups are coming
BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Youth Commission will hold signups for its Little Patriots Football Cheerleading Program at the Village Municipal Building, 16 West Main Street, Broadalbin, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.
The program is for youth in grades K through 6. Registration is $35. Program coordinator Sarah Giblin will also be taking registrations during the football clinic to be held at the high school football field on Aug. 7, 8 and 9, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Questions concerning the program should be directed to Sarah Giblin, at 518 844 9078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northville Girls will meet again
NORTHVILLE - The 2012 Northville Girls luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the BCON Corner (Pink Chicken) on the corner of Bridge and Main Street in Northville.
All former teachers, grads and students of Northville are invited to attend. Appetizers will be served at 1 p.m. with time for visiting and catching up followed by a buffet lunch beginning at 2 p.m. prepared by Chef Todd Lerke. This years committee is Doris Welch, Brenda Decker, Linda Thompson and Janet Graham. Thompson will be taking reservations, call her at 863-8032 or stop by the Main Street Kichenette.
Last year’s event raised enough for $300 towards scholarships and a $250 donation to American Legion. Luncheon will cost $15 per person and includes appetizers, lunch, dessert and beverage. Raffles and prizes will be drawn throughout the afternoon.
Space available for flea market
BROADALBIN - Tables are still available for the multi-vendor flea market to be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at VFW Post 8690 at 19 Pine St. on the corner of Route 29 in Broadalbin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last springs’ flea market featured over twenty vendors with tables both inside and outside selling a wide variety of new and used items. All tables are available on a first come, first paid basis and cost $12 for an 8’ x 30” inside table or $10 for a picnic table in the outside pavilion or for a space to set up on the lawn.
Send check payable to VFW Ladies Aux. 8690, P.O. Box 692, Broadalbin, NY 12025 with contact information and a brief description of some of the items you will be selling.
The VFW Post 8690 reserves the right to determine suitability of an item, animals and projectile weapons are not allowed. For questions contact Joy Canfield at 250-0251. All table rental fees and fund raising activities benefit the Ladies Auxiliary charities, needy veterans and community projects.
Upcoming SVAN workshops offered
The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network is offering more workshops in the month of August.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Adirondack Wild Crafting” will be offered by herbalist Sheila Looman, at 30 Turner Rd., in Hadley.
The Adirondacks are full of wonderful plants, both medicinal and edible. Join Sheila for an exciting day of wild crafting. The day begins with a walk where you learn to identify and gather local plants to use in making your own natural medicine. Students will learn how to make teas, tinctures, and infusions in the morning, break for an herbal and wild foods enhanced lunch, then make a natural herbal healing salve in the afternoon.
The workshop goes on rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the walk. This class is for 6 to 15 students.
Tuition: $60, SVAN member $55. Please call 863-2170 with any questions.
On Saturday, Aug.11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., learn how to “Publish with your Computer” with words and pictures, hosted by Harry Wirtz, at Skyheart Studio (former YWCA bldg), on Bleecker St, in Gloversville. Please bring a lunch or buy one nearby
This is a participant-driven, individualized beginner level workshop for those communicating with text and images in print, Web and presentations. Start with a simple one-page illustrated newsletter using Microsoft Word and Photoshop Elements, then move past Word to more appropriate professional graphic art software.
Basic design, printing, file back-up, and using artwork and photographs are among topics to be discussed and demonstrated. Bring your Mac or Windows laptop with Microsoft Office plus Adobe software if you have it. Bring a current project, if you have one. You will need basic computer and MS Word skills.
Tuition: $90, SVAN member $85. Please contact Harry Wirtz 863-8636, prior to registering.
From the campus
• The following local students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2012 semester at State University of New York at Oneonta. Broadalbin — Katelyn Ryder, Meaghan Haugaard
• William Howard of Broadalbin recently graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
• Jessie Brower, a student from Mayfield, has been named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at St. Bonaventure University. Brower is majoring in education.