Valentine’s Day supper Saturday

BROADALBIN – The fourth annual REACH Workcamp Valentine’s Day spaghetti supper will be held this Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Broadalbin First Presbyterian Church, 54 West Main St., Broadalbin with choice of seating at 4, 5:30 and 6:15 p.m., by reservation only. The dinner includes salad, spaghetti with either marinara or meat sauce, Italian bread, drink and dessert.
The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, and free to children 5 and under. Reservations are required, please call 518-883-8086.

Broadalbin Senior Citizens update

President Toni Hallenbeck called the Broadalbin Senior Citizens meeting to order Jan. 30 with 36 people present enjoying the OFA luncheon. Mary Peck, chaplain, read a prayer, and led in reciting the Lord’s Prayer, and the pledge to the flag.
The Secretary’s Report was given by Mary Peck, secretary pro-tem. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Phil Guadagno. Both reports were accepted.
Attendance was read by June Zea, vice president.
Sunshine chairperson Carol Armitage spoke of the cards she had sent out and also mentioned she visited one person in the hospital.
Donna Chambers, program director, noted there will be no secret pals due to the lack of interest.
There will be a Valentine’s party Wednesday. Everyone is to wear red. Bring Valentine’s Day cards for friends labeled with their names.
Homemade refreshments will be donated by Eleanor Merritt, Betty Guadagno, Darleena Ball and Janet Austin.
Dennis Jacobs, picnic chairman, announced the picnic will be held in July at “The Pine’s” in Broadalbin.
Trip chairman Toni Hallenbeck passed out a tentative schedule of trips for 2013, with more information to follow.
Dues for this year are now due. You must be a member to have voting privileges.
Hallenbeck passed out name cards to be filled out. If anyone has not done one yet, you may be do so, at the next meeting.
Chambers noted any members wishing to attend the Senior Citizens Ball March 15 may sign up with her.
Raffle winner was Janet Austin.
The next meeting will be Wednesday for the Valentine’s Day party. If interested in the OFA luncheon, reservations must be made, in advance.

Kindergarten registration is open
BROADALBIN – The Learning Community at Broadalbin-Perth is now accepting registrations for kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Parents who would like to register their child for school should call The Learning Community office at 954-2650.
Broadalbin-Perth’s kindergarten program is for any child born in 2008, on or before Dec. 1, or any child born after Dec. 1, 2007.
Kindergarten registration and screening will take place in the spring. The kindergarten registration process includes a screening of your child in the areas of basic concepts, language and motor skills. The entire registration/screening process takes approximately one hour.

March concert brings a bit of Irish

FISH HOUSE – On Sunday, March 10, the Northhampton Methodist Church, located at 1605 South Shore Road, in Fish House, will present a Cabin Fever Get Away concert, featuring Music will be provided by John Kirk, Trish Miller and Ed Lowman…a well known group presenting an Adirondack style show.
There will be folk songs and Irish music, clogging and foot stomping, fiddle tunes, fun and something for everyone.
Light refreshments and beverages will be served at intermission and following the program.  A donation of $10 is requested at the door and children under 6 are admitted free.  Please plan to join us for a rousing good time. For more information call Clark at 882-7156.

Tax preparation help available

A Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living volunteer with professional tax experience is available to help prepare taxes for seniors needing assistance with this task.
Interested seniors can get more specifics about the tax preparation assistance by calling the Task Force answering service in the Northville Village Hall at 863-4040 ext 42.
Leave your name, phone number and reason for the call and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Get fit and walk away the pounds

NORTHVILLE – Leslie Sansone’s – Walk Away the Pounds-Walk “Live” classes are now being offered by Certified Walk Leader-Laura Liechti Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi church hall, located on Bridge Street in Northville.
This is a two mile multi muscle indoor walk aerobic program, which will eventually work to increase miles. Do this for your health, and do this for yourself.
All ages and gender are welcome, and smiles are a must while you can get fit and have fun. Come join, and walk with your friends, the only equipment needed are your walking shoes and a bottle of water!!!
The charge is $4 per class pay as you go, no sign-up fees or prepaying. Call (518) 863-1069 or cell (757) 291—0090 for more information.
Please note, there will be no classes the week of Feb. 18 through 22, nor on Feb. 25 and 26.

Help for seniors looking for a hand

Now the holidays have passed it is time to think about those inside projects and constant household problems that seem never to end. Unable to do them yourself?   Join the many other seniors in the area that have used the Sacandaga Task Force For Senior Living services to find a handyman/woman specific to the needs of older residents.  
Seniors need workers that are not only dependable and considerate but also workers that will work for a reasonable but fair rate. If you are reading this, you are probably within the areas that we serve. It doesn’t matter what your needs are -changing a light bulb, mending, washing windows, painting, shopping, carpentry, moving items, stacking wood or even care giving – we will try to find the right person for you.  
When you need a worker for a particular job or jobs, you may phone the  Sacandaga Task Force answering service. Within a few days a Task Force representative will contact you, consult the Worker Directory and mail you a list of the names and phone numbers of workers. All financial arrangements will be made by you and the worker you have chosen to hire
If you have questions or are interested in participating in this program either as a handyman/woman or as a senior needing someone to perform some services for you please call the Task Force answering service in the Northville Village Hall at 863-4040 ext.42.

Holistic and animal wellness expo set

The Regional Animal Shelter of Fulton County will be having a Holistic and Animal Wellness Expo Saturday, March 16 in the upper level of the Amsterdam Mall, downtown Amsterdam, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $5 admission at the door and you will be entered into a special door prize just for attending.
There will be holding a “Chinese Auction” of gift baskets and gift certificates to many capital region and beyond holistic or animal businesses. This event is being held to to raise money for the Fulton County Regional Animal Shelter. They are in need of funding as they progress on building a new shelter facility for all the animals that need care and help. If you have questions please contact: Shelley Brienza at 518-705-2521 or email: [email protected]

Northville Day at Oak Mountain

SPECULATOR – Northville residents can come and enjoy a family day of skiing and tubing at Oat Mountain, located In Speculator on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special discounted prices.
Special Northville resident pricing:
Ski only  –  $15 for juniors ages 6 to 12, $25 adult ages 13 to 64, kids 5 and under, and seniors free
Tubing only – $8 four hour passes for all
Tubing and ski combination – $19 for juniors ages 6 to 12, $30 adult ages 13 to 64

Fire department is selling pierogis

Once again the members of the Providence Volunteer Fire Department will be selling homemade potato & cheese pierogi (just in time for Easter). We are taking pre orders to ensure we make enough. They will be $5 per dozen. They will be pre-cooked and frozen for your convenience, just heat up in a pan with butter (and onions) or microwave.  
Cutoff date for pre-orders is March 1 pick up date will be March 23 at the Hagadorn station on Fish House Road (unless other arrangements have been made). A limited amount may be available that day on a first come first served basis so order ahead. To place an order contact:
Inez Houston, 518-577-3406 / 882-9788. [email protected]

Garden club offers flower arranging

NORTHVILLE – There will be a flower arranging workshop at the Bradt Building, S. Main St., Northville on Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Carol Reutzel and Janice Winney will give some helpful techniques for making simple (not stressful) flower arrangements.  
The club will provide containers, oasis, and plant material for a $3 per member donation. Bring a knife/clippers and your imagination; prepare to have fun and chase any cabin fever blues away.  Bring a bag lunch.  There will be a business meeting after lunch.  
Hostesses are Bonnie Desfosse, Anna Johnson and Ruth Ralston. They will make an arrangement representing “The Wearing of the Green.”  

Spaghetti dinner in Edinburg Saturday

EDINBURG – A spaghetti dinner will be held to benefit the Edinburg Emergency Squad this Saturday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Fire House, 7 North Shore Rd. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, drinks and dessert for the donation of $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Please come our in support of your volunteers.

Suicide prevention is meeting topic

The Mayfield Suicide Prevention Task Force and the Capital Region Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host a Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayfield High School to engage the community in a discussion about Suicide Prevention, Education and Awareness.
This event will include a presentation and discussion of AFSP’s video, More Than Sad: Teen Depression, a panel of Suicide Loss Survivors will share their stories, and information from service providers in Fulton and Montgomery Counties will be available. This event is free and open to the public.
For More Information Contact: Mayfield Suicide Prevention Task Force, Robin Lair, (518) 661-8251, [email protected], or Capital Region AFSP Area Director Laura Marx, (518) 791-1544, [email protected]

SVAN Cabin Fever workshops offered

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Cabin Fever workshops will continue in the month of February. Workshops offered:
Saturday, Feb. 16, Handweaving Happiness ó Plan a Project/Wind a Warp with Arlene Rambush at Deerhaven Studio, 130 North Rd, Northville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Please bring a lunch. A maximum or four participants.
Do you need towels, placemats, a runner or scarf? In this workshop you will explore the many possibilities of project design including which yarns, colors and weave structure, and function of the finished piece. We will write the draft for threading, tie-up and treadling, then wind the warp so that you can dress your loom at a later date.
Requirements: Some previous weaving experience: advanced beginner through intermediate skills. Bring your own warping frame; limited number available in studio.
Tuition: $40, SVAN member $35. Includes yarn for your project or bring your own. (518) 863-8647    
Saturday, Feb. 23, Tote Basket (Advanced Beginner) with Laura Ginte at BasketThyme Studio, Hope Valley Lodge, 163 Hope Falls Rd, Hope, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring a lunch. A minimum three, maximum of five students.
Participants will make a beautiful, functional 10” base, 12” high, leather-strapped tote from various colors of flat, oval and round reed. This exceptionally versatile basket could be used for market or beach or storing car items.
Tuition: $50, SVAN member $45; supplies: $20, (518) 863-4145   
Saturday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, March 2, Publish with Your Computer with Harry Wirtz of Words & Pictures, two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  SkyHeart Studio, 33 Bleecker Street, in Gloversville.
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 professional graphic art software by Adobe and Quark. Basic design, set up, using artwork and photographs, going to the print shop, and backing up your files are among topics to be discussed and demonstrated.
Bring your Mac or Windows laptop with Microsoft Office plus Adobe software if you have it. If you have a current project, bring that, too. You will need basic computer and MS Word skills: Please contact Harry Wirtz prior to registering, (518) 863-8636. You can buy lunch nearby or bring your own. Tuition: $90, SVAN member $85
Please visit for more information.

Winter fireworks display on Sunday

EDINBURG – The Great Sacandaga Lake Business Association will present a winter fireworks display Sunday night 6 p.m. Sunday night, Feb. 17 from Captain Nauti’s Sunset Grill, 762, South Shore Rd., Edinburg.
The GSLBA a not for profit association with lobbying capabilities, formed to promote and enhance businesses providing goods and services around and near the Great Sacandaga Lake by encouraging recreation, resourceful use, and enjoyment of the lake.
The GSLBA has hosted the lake’s Dam Tie-up, Sand Island Bash, GSL Chowderfest as well as summer and winter fireworks displays. For an application form and contact info, go to