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Photo submitted - Certificate of Appreciation - Past District Gov. Dick Ralston of the Northville/Sacandaga Lions Club gave a presentation on diabetes as a 21st century health problem to the membership of the Central Mohawk Valley Lions Club at the Canajoharie Moose Lodge Jan. 22. The subject was relevant to the organization, as helping the blind and ridding the world of preventable blindness is a major priority of Lions Clubs International. ABOVE: CMVLC President Anna Mae Douglass presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Past District Governor Dick Ralston.


People & Events - 02/07/2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013 - Updated: 8:23 AM

American Legion to host casino night

ST. JOHNSVILLE — On Friday, Feb. 8, the St. Johnsville American Legion will host a Casino Night. The event will run from 6-11 p.m. Food will be available.

The legion also has other plans in the works, including a bus trip to Foxwood Casino on Saturday, Feb. 23. Trip includes a buffet and $10 gambling money.

The legion will also host a trip to Washington, D.C., June 2-5. The four day, three night trip will include a hotel stay and buffet breakfast. Cost is $300.

For information about legion events, contact Tony at (518) 332-1556 or Carmen at (518) 727-6024.

Toddler story time held Wednesdays

CANAJOHARIE — Toddler story time at the Canajoharie Library is in full swing every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.

Join Miss Sam for stories, songs, games, and a morning of “shaking the sillies out”. This 40 minute program is ideal for toddlers, pre-schoolers and their caregivers.  Meet other local families and help your child build valuable library, developmental, and social skills. Each week, children will read fun interactive books and participate in felt board stories, finger plays, action rhymes, and making music.

Held each week this winter, story time is a free drop-in program, no registration required. Story Time follows the Canajoharie school calendar, and when classes are canceled or school is closed, there is no toddler story time.

For more information, call (518) 673-2314 or visit the library website at The Canajoharie Library is located at 2 Erie Blvd.

Fort Plain to hold budget workshop

FORT PLAIN — On Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., the village of Fort Plain will hold a special budget workshop at 168 Canal St.

Chamber spaghetti dinner set Feb. 7

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie-Palatine Chamber of Commerce will hold a fundraising spaghetti dinner Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Elephant Bistro, 64 Church St. at 5 p.m.. For $9, an attendee will receive spaghetti, meatballs, salad and a roll. This will be a dine-in or take-out event. For take-out, call the Elephant Bistro at (518) 673-6700.

Non-fiction book club to meet Feb. 7

CANAJOHARIE — Join the Canajoharie Library for the first meeting of the brand new non-fiction book club Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. The first discussion will focus on “1776” by David McCullough.

“1776” tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, to soldiers and their families, this exhilarating book is one of the great pieces of historical narrative.

David McCullough has been widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” “a matchless writer.” He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, twice winner of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

No registration is necessary.

The Canajoharie Library is located at 2 Erie Blvd. For additional information, contact the library at (518) 673-2314 or visit the library’s website at

FPCS asks voters to weigh in Feb. 12

FORT PLAIN — On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Fort Plain Central School District residents will vote on three referendums, including one that would authorize the district to transfer of $409,631 from an existing capital reserve fund into the new bus/transportation fund, the establishment of which the voters will also approve.

FPCSD already has the funds so it would not require additional taxes.

If the transfer is approved by voters, the money would be moved into bus/transportation reserve fund (which voters must also approve the creation of in the first referendum).

According to district leaders, this reserve could only be used for the purchase of school buses, vehicles and transportation-related equipment. By setting aside money in the reserve fund and by moving from a five-year to a 10-year replacement schedule, the district would be able to meet its transportation needs for the next 10 years without additional taxes.

“The district already has the $409,631, but anytime we want to transfer funds from one reserve fund to another, we need voter approval,” said Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, adding, “Both referendums go hand-in-hand, because voters must approve the bus/transportation reserve fund first.”

Healing service planned Feb. 13

NELLISTON — On Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., the Valley Alliance Church, State Highway 5 east of Nelliston, will hold a Healing Service.

Ken Gies, of Fordsbush Road, will speak on “Seeing Your Healing Through”. Individual prayer for healing will be offered.

Retired teachers offer scholarship

For its thirtieth year, the Upper Montgomery County Retired Teachers’ Association, will offer its annual scholarship award to a qualifying high school senior who will pursue a career in teaching.

The single scholarship will be $500. It is open to any senior in the Canajoharie, Fonda-Fultonville, Fort Plain or St. Johnsville Central School District who is entering his/her freshman year in an accredited educational institution with an intent to enter the teaching profession.

Applications for this scholarship will be available through the guidance departments of the above mentioned school systems. Completed applications must be returned to the scholarship committee no later than April 30. The winner will be announced in late June.

For additional information, call Myrna Herb at (518) 993-4362.

Fort Klock meeting scheduled Feb. 13

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Fort Klock Historic Restoration will hold their February meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Winter meetings are held at the St. Johnsville Community House on Washington St. The public is welcome to attend.

Residents must read water meters

ST. JOHNSVILLE — It is time to read water meters again in the village of St. Johnsville. The mayor is asking the cooperation of village residents in helping the Department of Public Works by reading their inside and outside meters by Feb. 8. Readings may be called in to the Village Office at (518) 568-2421.

CCS receives challenge award

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie Central School District was recently given the Healthier U.S. School Challenge (HUSSC) bronze award for East Hill Elementary School, Canajoharie Middle School, and Canajoharie High School by the United States Department of Agriculture. The award includes a plaque, banner, and $500 toward the school lunch program.

The HUSSC award recognizes schools that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in both nutrition and physical education to provide a healthier school environment for children. Only 21 other districts in the state have received the award.

“We are proud of the progress that we’ve made towards creating a healthier school environment and this award confirms those efforts,” said Food Services Director Lauri Dahlin.

Dahlin applied for the award in June at the suggestion of the Canajoharie Wellness Committee. The state then approved the application before it moved on to the federal level. The application covered three pieces including school lunch, physical education and activity, and nutrition education outside of the cafeteria.

“The basis of becoming a healthier U.S. school is it recognizes nutrition and physical education,” Dahlin said. “There has to be certain levels of physical education and activity.”

Since the award means $500 more into the food service account, Dahlin said she’s considering ways to use it.

“It could be used to hold a veggie or fruit tasting day or some special event,” she said.

Locals named to Nazareth list

ROCHESTER — Nazareth College is proud to announce the following students have earned Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2012 semester: Kelsey Aldi, of Palatine Bridge, a junior studying Health Sciences; and Samantha Rackmyre, of Saint Johnsville, a junior studying Music Business.

A student’s grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the Dean’s List at Nazareth.

Stever named to Canton dean’s list

CANTON — SUNY Canton recently recognized students who excelled academically during the Fall 2012 semester.

Jacquline L. Stever, a SUNY Canton Management major from Fort Plain, received Dean’s List honors. Stever is a 2007 graduate of Fort Plain Central School.

To receive Dean’s List honors, full-time students must receive a GPA of 3.25. Part-Time Honors are awarded to students earning at least a 3.25 GPA on six to 11 credit hours.


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