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People & Events - 02/14/2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Updated: 9:51 AM

Student art show opening Feb. 15

CANAJOHARIE — An art exhibit featuring the works of students from the Canajoharie Central School District, opening Friday, Feb. 15, with a reception from 5-7 p.m., will run through the end of March at the Canajoharie Library/Arkell Museum.

It features mixed media including sculptures, watercolors, acrylics, photography and more.

Catholic Daughters meeting March 4

FORT PLAIN — Members of Court Catherine Esther #1264 Catholic Daughters of the Americas will meet on Monday, March 4 in the Our Lady of Hope classrooms starting at 6:30 p.m.

Preceding the meeting, Denise Hodges, program director of Community Maternity Services in Fulton, Herkimer and Montgomery counties, will speak about the program.

As the Court’s Lenten charitable project, members are asked to bring baby items for a CMS Baby Shower. All collected items will be donated to the CMS program and distributed to area mothers in need of basic clothing and supplies for their babies.   

Suggested items are diapers and wipes, bathing supplies, bottles and diaper bags,  baby clothing such as onesies, pajamas, and swaddling blankets (up to size 24 months). Also needed are gently used strollers and pack-n-plays.

Benefit for Tyson Fowler set Feb. 24

CANAJOHARIE — A benefit for lifelong local resident Tyson Fowler will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Canajoharie High School from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tyson was inflicted with late stage Lyme in conjunction with a very severe motor neuron disease.

His health is deteriorating, and medical bills are adding up, as he had to travel to New Delhi, India, for treatments. Proceeds of this benefit will be put toward those costs.

The benefit will feature silent and live auctions, over 20 vendors, music, a chicken barbecue, bake sale, basket ball tournament, and a reading of the “911 quilt story”.

Raffle items will include a Picasso print 1956 lithograph, signed, with a letter of authenticity, NY Yankee tickets, Syracuse tickets, one ton of pellets, a 40 inch television, San Diego Padres Tim Stauffer Jersey and memorabilia, and much more.

For more information, or to find out how you can help, contact Brotherhood Antiques at (518) 636-6076, or (518) 848-0289, or Mark Fowler at (518) 523-8417.

All donations and raffle items can be dropped off at Brotherhood Antiques, 41 Church St., Canajoharie.

Village board to discuss budget

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Village Board will hold a special meeting, to workshop the budget, on February 16, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Village Hall, 168 Canal St.

Guest speaker coming to church

CANAJOHARIE — Faith, Hope and Love Christian Fellowship invites the public to attend special worship sessions with guest speaker Pastor Chris Samo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 50 East Main St.

Dynamic, passionate and bold, Pastor Chris Sarno is committed to transforming lives around the world through faith. His unique ministry style focuses on teaching, with a message that is real and relevant to every day issues.

Chris Sarno pastors Relevant Church in Daytona Beach, FL, ministers to the homeless and prisoners, and has preached to thousands in India, South America, and Canada.

All welcome. Worship will be led by the Bowleys.

For more information or directions, call Pastor David or Norma Bowley at (518) 673-5128, text them at 231-4043, or visit the church’s page on Facebook.

Science teacher explains weather

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie High School Earth Science Teacher James Carey was looking for a new way to explain the affects of high and low pressure in regard to weather. So for the first time this year, he used dry ice to enhance his lesson.

“The dry ice was high pressure and it was sinking,” he said. “And I explained that low pressure was rising and forming clouds. That’s why when you have high pressure, there is usually a sunny day.”

Carey said the students loved the project because the dry ice added significantly to the lesson.

“It made a lot of sense to them,” he added.

A video of the lesson is viewable at the Canajoharie Central School website, at, under District News.

Ferraro appointed superintendent

KEARNY, N.J. — Canajoharie resident Frank Ferraro has been appointed Superintendent of Schools in Kearny, New Jersey, a school that he once substitute taught at in the 1980s for numerous years.

Aside from substituting, Ferraro has occupied school district positions in the past, including his two most recent appointments prior to accepting the superintendent position — interim director of business services for the Cortland Enlarged City School District, and assistant superintendent at Greenburgh School District No. 7, Hartsdale, NY.

Ferraro’s plans for the district include holding discussions regarding security and safety of educators and students, evaluating staff performance reviews, taking on construction projects, and generally supporting the district’s staff. Ferraro also plans to be an active presence in the district, not just ruling from the shadows. He’s already attended a basketball game in the district, along with other events, and has made a concerted effort to associate himself with the district’s staff and students.

Wolfe named to Grove City list

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Kristen Wolfe, a senior Psychology major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with Distinction for the fall 2012 semester. Kristen is a 2009 graduate of Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School, and is the daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Wolfe, of Fort Plain.

Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean’s List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

Locals are named to Brockport dean’s list

BROCKPORT — The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. Included on the Dean’s List are: Alison Mason, of Fort Plain; Marie Sinchak, of Fort Plain, named to the Dean’s List with Honors; and Kristen Lansburg, of Saint Johnsville.

Students who earn a GPA of 3.70-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List with Honors, while students who achieve a 3.40-3.69 are named to the Dean’s List.

Morrisville posts its dean’s list students

MORRISVILLE — Morrisville State College recently announced students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester, including: Nicholas Hrobuchak, of Fort Plain; and Marybeth Allen, of Fort Plain.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 and complete 12 credit hours for the semester.

Shuster named to president’s list

MORRISVILLE — Morrisville State College recently announced that Simon Shuster, of St. Johnsville, has been named to the President’s List for the Fall 2012 semester.

To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a perfect 4.0 average for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.


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