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Caroga Lake Music Festival to feature musicians from around the world

By WINNIE BLACKWOOD For the Express CAROGA — Music will ring across the Adirondacks during this summer’s sixth annual Caroga Lake Music Festival in a series of concerts held over the course of five weeks. The festival began on Monday and continues until Aug. 20. The mission of CLMF is to bring in world renowned musicians during the summer to Caroga Lake to collaborate and play together and to put on mostly free concerts. Many fit into the classical chamber genre. Six years ago, CLMF began when Kyle Price, its creator and artistic director, thought it would be a fun idea to bring musicians to his grandmother’s house in Caroga Lake to share what he loved about upstate New York and to put on free concerts for the community at the end of the week. The musicians were from bigger cities, such as Boston and New York, and Price said they were given a unique experience and a connection to the community. “Being able to get out in the mountains was a really cool, unique experience for them,” Price said. “And also I think for the community here it was a really amazing way to see these world class artists up close and become friends with them.” CLMF has since expanded in its six year life, growing by a week each year. “It’s continuously expanding, and it’s been quite...

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Railfest committee prepares for 13th annual fundraising event

Dusten Rader/Express staff Railfest Organizing Committee Members Robin Wentworth, Logan Barclay and Vanessa Williams meet July 17 to discuss preparations for the 13th annual Railfest in Trail Station Park scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express GLOVERSVILLE — City residents will soon have a reason to get outside and celebrate summer. The 13th annual Railfest in Trail Station Park is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and organizers promise it will be a spectacle to behold. According to Railfest Organizing Committee Member Robin Wentworth, this year’s event will feature new...

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Paul Nigra seeks pieces for show

MAYFIELD — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is celebrating the fall season with a little mystery and intrigue. The center is seeking submissions for its Fall Art Show, The Art of Disguise. Pieces should consist of 2-D and 3-D works that embrace the theme of disguise. The center is also seeking 3-D mask submissions. There will be a bonus award for the most creative mask. The show will run from Oct. 5 to Jan. 10, 2018. The deadline for submission is Sept. 10. Works of all media are welcome. Pieces should be submitted via the website, www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. This is not a juried show, but the website allows for ease of submission and selection by the curator. Artists may submit up to three works with an entry fee of $25 and $10 per additional entry, for a total of five pieces maximum. $450 in awards and prizes are available for outstanding...

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Celebrating summer with ice cream and jazz

Winnie Blackwood/For the Express – Mitzie Bartholoma, left, and Irene White, right, enjoy their ice cream. The Mayfield Historical Society held its annual summer concert and ice cream social on July 13 at the Mayfield Fireman’s Pavilion. The concert featured The Saints Jazz Quintet Plus One, who play easy listening swing, Dixieland, standard ballads and 1930 to 1950s American...

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Letter to the Editor – 07/20/2017

Bill Rowback running for Gloversville Mayor I am running for Mayor to reaffirm the pride of this great city that many residents still have. I’m actively involved in this community and will continue to do so as your Mayor. You will see me pulling weeds out of the sidewalks, organizing chicken barbecues and running in road races to raise awareness for diseases that affect my family and yours. I am a God fearing Christian and will be a full-time Mayor to every resident of Gloversville regardless of religion, race or economic status. I will give the elected members of the Council and the residents my undivided attention at all times, especially during Council Meetings. My door will be open at 6:30 a.m. most mornings to accommodate every resident’s busy schedules. I will visit the homebound if they are unable to come to my office. I will return phone calls and messages promptly. I am running for Mayor because I care about this city. I am not running to save the Gloversville Fire Department. I have been thinking about this idea since 1998. It was put there by a good friend, and it never left. In 2015, I started making a plan. Better things will happen for this city if everyone works together as a team and not as individuals. I will ensure departments and employees are given the support...

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Perth Bible Christian Academy visits Tedisco

Photo submitted State Sen. James Tedisco, R-Glenville, on March 21 welcomed the Perth Bible Christian Academy to the capitol where he met with Pastor Mark Appell, Pastor Craig Jones and several students. The senator talked with the students about the legislative process, the importance of the constitution and the unalienable, God-given rights contained in the document. “I appreciated the visit from Pastor Appell, Pastor Jones and the Perth Bible Christian Academy. We had a great discussion about the role of faith in our lives and in guiding our decisions as elected officials and as citizens,” said...

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Gloversville Community Event One Life Organization

The One Life Organization, directed by Alexander Kovarovic, will hold a community event to raise funds for the prevention of suicide, child abuse and domestic violence. It is scheduled for July 29 from noon-6 p.m. at Darling Field. Money raised will be donated to several local mental health charities as well as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids. The event will include a large arts and crafts show, dozens of vendors, live music, outdoor games, food, sports tournaments, several fire and police departments and much more. Vendor spots are still available. For more information, call 518-898-6610 or email...

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Sacandaga Protection Committee to hold chicken BBQ in Mayfield

The Sacandaga Protection Committee has scheduled a fundraising event, Chicken BBQ and More, with proceeds to support the group’s work in protecting the environmental, economic and legal interests of the entire Great Sacandaga Lake community. The event will take place July 23 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mayfield Fairgrounds, North School Street. The event includes entertainment provided by the Mayfield Grill including Jay & Jay Acoustic from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and Kevin Shea/The Sheaman and the Mayfield Rovers from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., discounted beverages and a BBQ Chicken Dinner by Fuel-N-Food of Gloversville. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at Fuel-N-Food (3006 State Highway 30, Gloversville), Partner’s Pub (21 S. William Street, Johnstown), Lanzi’s on the Lake (1751 State Highway 30, Mayfield), Sport Island Pub (Riverside Drive, Northville), Lakeside Tavern (306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville) and the Mayfield Grill (8 School Street). For more information, visit www.lovethesacandaga.com or Sacandaga Protection Committee on...

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Sew Busy Quilt Guild recognizes Littauer baby

Photo submitted Gloversville Sew Busy Quilt Guild quilters Joanne Gasner, left, and Nancy Frank, right, hold up a quilt they presented to Littauer newborn Asher Killian Betters, bottom right, and his mother, Jackie Betters, bottom left. The hand-crafted quilt was specially made for National Quilting Day. GLOVERSVILLE – In honor of National Quilting Day, the Gloversville Sew Busy Quilt Guild recognized Littauer’s Birthing Center newborn Asher Killian Betters with a hand-crafted quilt. Asher, the son of Jackie Betters and Brady Guy of Gloversville, was born March 18 at 10:11 p.m., weighing 8 pounds. He joins a sister Trinity, 7....

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Chamber creates tourism survey process

GLOVERSVILLE — The Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has created a survey process for tourism properties in Fulton and Montgomery counties to better assess and enhance its marketing efforts. Each month tourism facilities will be asked to fill out a survey about where their visitors came from and how they heard about the region. “In an ongoing effort to assess the success of our marketing campaigns, it is imperative that the tourism department needs to hear from the attractions, lodging facilities, and other tourism properties in Fulton and Montgomery counties. The site managers and staff at our properties are the ones speaking to our visitors and collecting valuable data about our tourism economy,” stated Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs. “In addition to data secured at the Fulton County Visitor Center, the survey responses will help provide the tourism department with information necessary to make successful media buys and target campaigns to attract visitors to our region,” added DaBiere-Gibbs. Each month, surveys will be emailed to the region’s tourism facilities. Surveys can also be found on each county’s tourism website on the contact page at www.visitmontgomerycountyny.com/contact or www.44lakes.com/contact. The Tourism Department asks that completed surveys be returned by the fifth of the month with the prior month’s information via email to [email protected] or fax to...

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