Breakfast with Santa set in B-P
BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth PTO’s annual Breakfast with Santa event will take place at the Learning Community, 100 Bridge St., Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This year’s theme is Dr. Seuss. Cost for tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-10; free for children three and under. Tickets are available at the door. The menu will consist of pancakes, bacon, hash browns, coffee, tea, juice, hot chocolate and milk.
Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.; games and crafts will be from 8 a.m. until noon; Santa from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 10 to 11:30 a.m.; holiday shop from 8 a.m. until noon. Music will take place in TLC Cafeteria with Gary Van Slyke and Emily Smith.

Students of the month named
NORTHVILLE — Northville Elementary School has announced the students of the month for November.
Kindergarten
Mrs. Curley — Leah Valovic
Mrs. Lakata — Leonora Fitzgerald
Grade 1
Mr. Edwards — Riley Henderson
Mrs. Edwards — Ellen Flickinger
Grade 2
Mrs. Clapper — Harry Downing
Mrs. Groff — Alex Yager
Grade 3
Mrs. Pratt — Sophia Reidell
Mrs. Williams — Makayla Laport
Grade 4
Mrs. Reidell — Caleb Clapper
Mr. Lent — Macee Leiby
Grade 5
Mr. Clapper — Griffin Leiby
Mr. Hammons — Hannah Lent

Last call to make party reservations
MAYFIELD — This is the last call for reservations to the Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Association’s annual Christmas party to be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at Lanzi’s on the Lake. The menu choices are prime rib, chicken consentino or stuffed haddock. The cost is $25 a person. Contact Melinda VanPatten to make reservations.

Winter parking ban in effect in B’albin
BROADALBIN — Residents are reminded that a parking ban is in effect on all village streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 24 hrs. a day on Elman St. from Nov. 1 to May 1.
Other winter reminders include plowing, blowing or shoveling snow onto streets or blocking sidewalks, is illegal.
Village parking lot — Overnight parking, residents note that the primary use of the village parking lot is for day parking. Overnight parking is permitted for village residents who do not have off-street parking available to them. Long-term parking (storage) is not permitted. To aid in snow removal, parking in alternate areas of the village parking lot, will be required. Any car parked in the same spot for more than 24 hours shall be subject to towing, at the owner’s expense, when it interferes with snow removal efforts. Anyone who, under special circumstances needs to temporarily leave a car parked in the village lot for more than 24 hours, should contact the village clerk to make special arrangements.
Garbage collection policy — Garbage will be picked up in the village each Monday. During snow, or ice events, the DPW will make every effort to collect garbage after plowing if conditions permit. When paid holidays, or unscheduled events prevent collection on Monday, garbage will be picked up on Tuesday. When garbage cannot be picked up on Monday or Tuesday, it will be picked up, the following week. Residents should not put out garbage during significant snowstorms to minimize garbage being buried in snow. The village will advise residents that garbage pick-up will be delayed via the village web mail system. Garbage should never be left on snowbanks.
Sand for private use — Residents are allowed to take sand from a designated stockpile at the Town Barn located at 229 Union Mills Rd. for private use on their driveways and sidewalks.
Fire Hydrants — Residents need to keep the fire hydrants near their homes clear of snow. Although the village DPW tries to clear as many as possible, the village has insufficient resources, to be able to keep all of them clear all of the time. In the event of a fire, it is critical, that the fire company be able to access the hydrants as quickly as possible. Even a few minutes can make a significant difference when it comes to saving a property and maybe even a life.
For any questions, or further information, contact the village clerk-treasurer at 883-8265.

Gallery to hold annual holiday sale
NORTHVILLE — Orendaga’s Main House Gallery, located on 732 S. Main St. in Northville, will be holding their annual holiday sale Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured will be the talents of local artists and craftsmen, holiday treats, a warm fire, fine teas, gourmet stocking stuffers, gift baskets, pottery, weavings, woodworking, photography, prints, paintings, basketry, handmade soaps, artisan chocolates, host and hostess gifts for the season. For more information call 863-8013.

Red Rooster to feature Whitehead
NORTHVILLE — The Red Rooster program will feature Candy Rivera Whitehead, Thursday, Dec. 12, talking about the EPIC Program and how it can save your money.
The program follows the weekly congregate meal which is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Fulton County Office for the Aging. The menu will consist of ham and cabbage, boiled carrots, white bread and fruited gelatins.
One may attend Red Rooster programs without attending the meal. People may bring their own bag lunch and join in.
Programs are held Thursdays at the Red Rooster Cafe on the corner of Bridge and Main Streets in Northville. Chair yoga is taught by Ony Antonucci and is held 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior aerobics is held Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per class and you may join at any time by calling 863-2168. Blood pressure clinics will be held the fourth Thursday of each month by Home Health Care Partners.
Those who wish to enjoy the OFA meal are asked to call Fulton County OFA for lunch reservations.
STFSL requests that if one is unable to attend the luncheon to call and cancel a meal.
If the OFA meal site is closed, there will be no program, at the Red Rooster Cafe.
Additional information about STFSL can be found online at STFSL.org.

STSFL to sponsor bus trip Dec. 11
NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will sponsor a bus trip Wednesday, Dec. 11, to the Hyde Museum featuring artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, a regional art exhibit, which is currently on display. Seventy five artists were chosen for the exhibition. All the artists live within a 100 mile radius of the Capital District. If is one of the oldest regionals in the country. The bus will leave Northville at 9 a.m. and stop in Edinburg at 9:10 a.m. Lunch will follow at an area restaurant. If, anyone is interested, call 752-8737. Leave a name and phone number and someone will provide details.

Walk Live classes slated at church
NORTHVILLE — Walk Live Classes by Laura will be held at St. Francis of Assissi in Northville on Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 a class and is a pay as you go.
The classes at the Wells Community Hall will not be taking place.
For more information, or any questions, call 863-1069.

Spaghetti dinner planned in Hope
HOPE — The Hope Volunteer Fire House will be having a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will consist of spaghetti, tossed salad, bread, drink and dessert. The cost is $7 and free for children three and under.
Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m.

A Christmas Chaos to be performed
NORTHVILLE — The Intrepid Thespian Players Troupe of First United Methodist Church presents a comedy theater production of  “A Christmas Chaos” Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. with First UMC Flute Ensemble, Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m., with seasonal vocal selections, Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m., with Velocity Horns (French horn quartet).
Each program will be preceded by seasonal music and will be followed by a dessert buffet.
Ticket information will be available soon. For additional information, or to be part of the troupe, contact Dave Dickey at 863-2791.  

Christmas concert is announced
MAYFIELD — Mayfield Presbyterian Church is has announced the upcoming performance of “And On Earth … Peace,” a cantata for Christmas written by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse and Rose Aspinall. It will be presented Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. at the church, located at 22 N. Main St., Mayfield.
For the fourth year, the choir will be accompanied by an orchestra of musicians from all around the area. Luke Horst will direct the group and Mary Lou Bryan will play the piano. A choral practices is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.  
The Mayfield church choir will be joined by many friends and neighbors who love to sing.
Anyone with questions or who would like to be part of the choir should contact Mary Lou for a copy of the music (725-2041).

Gift hotline is available
MAYFIELD — Families in the Mayfield Central School District in need of Christmas gifts can get help through the “Santa Hotline.”
The hotline is supported by the Mayfield School District, Mayfield Presbyterian Church, Mayfield Methodist Church, the Northampton Diner and community members.
Residents can call the hotline through today at 613-4312 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If no one answers, leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned.

Rice Homestead open house slated
MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society’s 22nd annual Christmas open house will be held Sat., Dec. 7, and Sun., Dec. 8, at the Rice Homestead located at 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Homestead will be decorated inside and outside in the spirit of Christmas.
There will be tours of the home highlighting the newly redecorated second floor. Libby VanNostrand, Arlene Rambush and Barbara Hojohn will be weaving in the loom room.
There will be musical entertainment on both days from 1 to 3 p.m. with the Harry Larry Dave and Bob Quartet performing Saturday and Penny Jar Sunday. Hot mulled cider and cookies will be served. Home made pies will be sold. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Call Sylvia Parker at 661-5576 for additional information.

NCS to present ‘Paper or Plastic?’
NORTHVILLE — On Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Northville Central School auditorium , the senior class of 2014 presents “Paper or Plastic?” The cast is Mary Ryan, David Onzo, Lyndsey Wadsworth, Devin Holmes, Tessa Hadland, Nate Edwards, Jake Sitterly, Katie Dickey, Haley Walton, Lacey Jacquard, Jake Froatz, Randy King and Veronica Arceri.
Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $6 and will be available at the door.
This is one act play with a run time of about an hour with no intermission. This show is directed by Kim and Phil Schuyler.
Several faculty members helped out with the 2013 production of “Paper or Plastic?” Sue Sedon helped to create the set design. Kim Sakadolsky and Kathy Mineconzo, class advisers, will be selling tickets.