GPL offering tech help on Tuesdays
GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., will offer free drop-in tech help on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. You may bring your device such as lap-top, phone, tablet, camera and others, along with questions and obtain help on a first come, first serve, basis. Appointments can also be made if the drop-in time is not convenient. Call 725-2819.
The library will host “BiblioManiacs,” a teen writing group, each Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The members meet to create and share original stories, poems and songs. Newcomers are always welcome.
All programs are free to the public.
Yusko to receive award Oct. 11
JOHNSTOWN — Victoria Yusko, founder and CEO of No Bottom Left Behind Diaper Bank, Inc. (NBLB) in Johnstown will be honored at the 17th Annual Resourceful Women’s Luncheon being held Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Ms. Yusko will receive the award in the philanthropy category. She joins 18 other honorees in fields of education, management, public service, health and human services.
The Resourceful Women Awards were established in 2000, to recognize and honor those whose community and professional pursuits advance the empowerment of women, a core value of the Y’s mission, which is Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and Promoting, Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for All. YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.’s fundraisers are some of the largest special events in the Greater Capital Region, and are true community affairs.
Founded in 2015, the goal of No Bottom Left Behind Diaper Bank is to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of diaper need and to assist in meeting those needs in local communities. Partnering with local agencies, diapers, wipes and diaper rash ointments are given to families pre-screened for eligibility. NBLB is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization and relies solely on donations. To date, over 20,000 diapers, 35,700 wipes and 150 boxes of diaper rash ointment have been donated to families in need in area counties.
For more information call (518) 290-7341 or e-mail [email protected]
STFSL to host Michael Burnett at Red Rooster Cafe
NORTHVILLE —Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will host Michael Burnett, from the Northville Public Library, who will hold a program on the Northville Library at the Red Rooster Cafe, Sept. 29.
There will be a congregate meal 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 a pork chop, Au Gratin potatoes, peas, white bread, peaches and strawberries.
You may bring your own bag lunch and join in. Programs are held Thursdays at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken) on the corner of Bridge and Main Streets in Northville. Chair yoga is taught by Ony Antonucci and is held every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior aerobics is held Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per class or six sessions for $25 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 and also on the fourth Thursday of each month card and board games will follow the scheduled presentation.
Those who wish to enjoy the OFA meal are asked to call Fulton County OFA at 736-5650 for lunch reservations. STFSL requests that if you are unable to attend the luncheon to call and cancel your 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.
Tanya Hoffman completes National Guard training
LATHAM — Private Tanya Hoffman, of Edinburg, returned home Aug. 24 after completing two weeks of annual training with the 727th Military Police Law and Order Detachment, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
Mary Ryan studies abroad with SUNY College at New Paltz
NEW PALTZ — Mary Ryan, of Northville, a student at the State of New York College at New Paltz took advantage of study abroad opportunities during the spring 2016 semester.
About 22 percent of New Paltz students undertake a study abroad experience during their time at the college, among the highest figures, in the SUNY system.
County public health will hold child seat check Sept. 28
The Fulton County Public Health Department will conduct a Child Safety Seat Check On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, from 12 to 3 p.m. This event will be held at the Fulton County Highway & Facilities garage, 2712 State Highway 29, Johnstown. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to receive education by certified technicians to insure their child’s safety seats are appropriate for their child, properly installed and, if necessary, replace any outdated or recalled seats.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 8 out of every 10 car seats are not used correctly.
This Child Safety Seat check is made possible through a grant provided by The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Fulton County Public Health at 736-5720.
GHS schedules several Homecoming festivities
GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville High School will expand its Homecoming festivities this year adding a celebratory bonfire and fireworks for the community.
The festivities will begin Thursday, Sept. 22, with a bonfire from 7-9 p.m. at Gloversville Middle School, near the red barn by the boys modified soccer field. On Friday, Sept. 23, the high school will hold its annual pep rally for students.
This year’s Homecoming football game will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Husky Field at Park Terrace. The Huskies will face the Scotia-Glenville Tartans. Prior to the game, the district is partnering with the HFM Prevention Council to host a Fall Family Fun Day at Park Terrace from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature food, music, bouncy houses and games and activities.
Saturday evening will feature fireworks at the middle school beginning at 9:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for future homecoming events.
Homecoming events will conclude on Sunday with the annual GHS Powder Puff football game between the juniors and seniors, which will take place at Husky Field at 1 p.m.