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Photo submitted - Canajoharie class of 1967 - On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Class of 1967 from Canajoharie High School held their 45th reunion at the Winners Circle in Fonda. Music was provided by DJ  Mickey Boslett. Front row, from left: Bonnie Horning Handy, Wilhelmina Brand Dillenbeck, Claudia Chuck Nafus, Peggy Post Allen, Susan VanDewerker Barker, Gail Scott Coppernoll, Sarah Douglass Armistead. Middle row, from left: Connie Vooys, Maureen Schutter Hanchett, Barbara Shibley Kramer, Kathy Waner Allen, Judy Pomella Riston, Marlene Craver Johnson, Elizabeth Moyer Douglass, Bruce Bracebridge, Rene Roser (class advisor). Back row, from left: Andrea Austin Montanye, Richard (Butch) Horning, Anna Putlack, Micky Spencer, Tom Riston, Dick Diefendorf, Andrew Barshied, Frank Folmsbee, Stafford Ouderkirk, Ron Barker.

Photo submitted - Maps and Memories - A Maps and Memories workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave. Scheduled for 1:30 p.m., participants are invited to share their memories, photos, postcards or a sample recipe from a well loved and remembered trip. In the course of the workshop, a small project will be created to remember the afternoon by. Sally Jean Taylor and Mary Beth Dunbar will facilitate the program. Maps and Memories is free, but anyone wishing to participate should call the library, (518) 568-7822.

Photo submitted - The Band Anastazja to perform - The Band Anastazja will perform in concert Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 pm at Our Lady of Hope Church, 115 Reid Street. Ranging in age from two to 15, the children of The Band Anastazja (formerly The Fraterrigo Family Band) thrive on their love of music. As a family, they have put together a wholesome musical experience with beautiful harmony and instruments such as the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, ukelele and upright bass. Their show consists of bluegrass, folk and traditional American music. The Band Anastazja has been performing publicly for four years in the Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania region. This is a show that everyone is sure to enjoy. There is no admission charge, but there will be a free will offering for the band. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Photo submitted - Commended students - Canajoharie High School seniors Rosemary Trahan and Quinn Li O’Shea have been named commended students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students are recognized for the exceptional academic performance demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for entry.  About 1.5 million students in close to 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. The students placed among the top five percent of the students who took the qualifying test.  “We’re very proud of both these students for scoring so well,” said Principal David Barnes. From left: Quinn Li O’Shea, Canajoharie High School Principal David Barnes and Rosemary Trahan.


People & Events - 10/04/2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012 - Updated: 9:07 AM

Walk to defeat ALS scheduled Oct. 6

CANAJOHARIE — The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter announces its annual Canajoharie Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, October 6 at Canajoharie High School.

Registration for the Walk begins at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony starting at 10 a.m.

The walk is open to the public, and all funds raised will be donated to The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause of and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a devastating and fatal neuromuscular disease that is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Have breakfast with the superintendent

CANAJOHARIE — Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Canajoharie Central School District Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw will participate in a monthly chat at the Village Restaurant, 59 Church St., where residents can come enjoy their own breakfast while sharing their thoughts about the school district.

Grimshaw will be available to answer questions and talk about district issues. All chats will start at 9 a.m. and run until 10:30 a.m. The dates for upcoming chats are: Nov. 3, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 2, April 13, May 11, June 1.

Internet safety is the topic Oct. 17

CANAJOHARIE — Wendy Fical, program director for the Utica, NY Office for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will be on hand at St. John’s and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Canajoharie on Wednesday, October 17 to share information regarding internet and personal safety, cyberbullying, and inappropriate texting; utilizing NetSmartz educational materials.  

She will offer “real-life” scenarios and stories to help demonstrate the potential implications/consequences of multi-media use during this age of advancing technology.

The congregation of St. John’s and St. Mark’s is hosting this program as part of their Cherish Our Children program, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose goal is to fight sexual exploitation of children. St. John’s and St. Mark’s Lutheran church is hosting this program free of charge to children 13 years and older and their parents. Parents of younger children are also welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided at the church. The presentation will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Please make time to attend this important informational meeting.  Call the church office for more information or with questions at (518) 673-2224.

Blessing of the animals is Oct. 7

CANAJOHARIE — All area animal lovers will soon have an opportunity to participate in a special program designed for their beloved pets. The occasion is a Blessing of the Animals Service scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 7.  

The event will be held on the Arkell Hall lawn below the porch facing Front St. in Canajoharie.

All house pets will be welcomed, and following a brief service, each animal may receive an individual blessing from a member of the clergy. To insure safety, all pets will be required to be crated or leashed. A photograph may be substituted in the event that an animal is too large or too difficult to control. All participants are asked to bring bags for retrieval of fecal matter to be placed in a trash receptacle which will be provided on site.

The service is expected to be brief, but participants who wish may bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. Following the program, pets that are friendly and deemed to be safe may be invited to visit with the Arkell ladies who will be viewing the ceremony from the porch. For further information, interested persons may call Jeanne DeValve at (518) 673-3737.

Rabies vaccination clinic set Oct. 13

MINDEN — There will be a local rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Minden Town Barn, Route 80, Fort Plain, from 9 to 11 a.m.

New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets shall have initial vaccinations administered against rabies no later than four months of age and stay up to date with re-vaccinations. Re-vaccinations are required one year later and a booster shot every three years.

It is important to have pets vaccinated in a timely manner in order for the pet to be considered protected against the virus.

Pet owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one or three year vaccination. Without it, pets will receive a one-year vaccination only.

To assure the safety of other pets and people, dogs must be leashed and cats and ferrets must be contained in a pet carrier or box when attending the rabies clinic.  

Veterinarian administration fee is $10 per rabies vaccine. The Oct. 20 clinic is available free of charge to Montgomery County residents, but open to anyone. Donations will be accepted to help defray program costs.

For more information about rabies, contact Montgomery County Public Health, at (518) 853-3531, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Hill invites all to open house

CANAJOHARIE — The Historic West Hill School Committee invites the public to come and see inside the school on October 20 during a Fall Open House.

Portions of the building will be open to visitors from 12-2 p.m. There will be no charge for the tour, however, donations are welcomed. There will also be a bake sale during the tour.

St. John’s to serve chicken and biscuits

FORT PLAIN — St. John’s Lutheran Church, located in Freysbush, will be serving their annual chicken and biscuit supper Wednesday, Oct. 17. Takeouts begin at 4:30 p.m. Dine in begins at 5 p.m. and will be serving through 7:30 p.m. The cost for adults is $9.50; children ages 5-12, $5.50; children under 5 are admitted free. For more information, call 421-1027.

Voter registration Oct. 12 and 13

The Montgomery County Board of Elections wishes to inform county residents that local voter registration will be conducted on Friday Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2-9 p.m. The locations for area residents for both sessions are the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY, and the St. Johnsville Community House, 16 Washington St, St. Johnsville.

Choralairs, quartet plan Oct. 7 show

STONE ARABIA — The Stone Arabia Preservation Society will host the Valley Choralairs and Revisions Barbershop Quartet on Sunday, October 7 at the Stone Church. The concert is schedule to begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a free will offering will be collected.

Stone Arabia Stone Church is located on Route 10, three miles north of Palatine Bridge.  

Anyone desiring further information is invited to contact SAPS President Carol Edwards at (518) 993-4280.

Chamber to sponsor Octoberfest Oct. 5, 6

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring  Octoberfest on Oct. 5 and 6.

Taking placing Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, are village wide garage sales. A permit must be obtained from the Village Clerk’s office for anyone participating. Bouncy rides will be set up across the street from the American Legion. A homemade pasta and pie sale will take place at NBT Bank, sponsored by the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce.

The grand opening for Cosmos Bar and Grill will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, and for Judy King Insurance at 10:45 a.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, a meet and greet will take place at the St. Johnsville Fire Department from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Community Policing Group is sponsoring a garage and bake sale at the St. Johnsville Youth Center beginning 9 a.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, the grand opening at Cosmos Bar and Grill located at 17 West Main St. will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Drafts will be $1; Hot Dogs $1; Cups of Chili $1. Free drawings for Cosmos and Lombardos gift certificates will take place.

A 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the new furnace fund at the Lutheran Church.

A $1 sponge toss will be held. All proceeds will benefit the St. Johnsville Youth Center.

Linda Terricola, of Eclectic Songs, will be the DJ. Travins N Tondreau, of Eclectic Songs, will be performing.  

Arkell Hall News

CANAJOHARIE — The following news from Arkell Hall is for the week of Sept. 24 through Sept. 29:

Arkell celebrated August’s month of the Blue Moon in September with a music program led by “Elinor and Friends”, including group members Elinor Douglass, Dorothy Morrison, Marian Harris, Nancy Mace, Alice McEwan, Dorothy Mailloux and Josi Jones. They sang a variety of songs each containing the word “moon”, such as “Blue Moon”, “Moon Over Miami” and “Moon River”.

Residents gathered on Wednesday afternoon to participate in the Cooking Club, making zucchini bread, then serving it for supper.

Seven residents and two staff and advisory members, Barbara Smith and Carol Edward, visited the Liberty ARC home on Carlisle Road for a tour and refreshments on a beautiful Thursday morning, Sept. 27.

On Friday, Sept. 28, an identity theft program was held at Arkell Center.

Another full week completed at the hall.

Mason enrolled at Colgate University

HAMILTON — Colgate University is proud to welcome Katie Noelle Mason, of Canajoharie. A graduate of Canajoharie Central School, Mason is among the 757 students who entered Colgate University this fall as a member of the Class of 2016.

Locals named to MVCC lists

UTICA — The following local students were named to the President’s List for the spring 2012 semester at Mohawk Valley Community College: Travis Buczek, Braydon Brownell, and Sherri Kraft, all of St. Johnsville.

Students must have achieved a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher to be awarded this honor.

The following local students were named to the Vice President’s List for the recently completed spring 2012 semester.

Included on the list are Dana Izzo, of Canajoharie; and Courtney Quackenbush, of Fort Plain.

The Vice President’s List at MVCC recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.74. To be eligible for these honors, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more attempted hours; and part-time students must have successfully completed 6 attempted hours.

McWayne graduates from basic training

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army National Guard Pvt. Evan N. McWayne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

McWayne is the son of Clara McWayne, of Fort Plain.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Manfredo earns degree from Buffalo

BUFFALO — Dominick Manfredo, of St. Johnsville graduated from Buffalo State with a B.A. in Public Communication. Manfredo is a graduate of Whitesboro High School.

Buffalo State offers 166 undergraduate and 62 graduate programs. Because of its location in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural corridor, students have unparalleled access to museums, cultural events, businesses, internships, service learning projects, shops, and green spaces.

Locals enrolled at Saint Rose

ALBANY — The following local students have enrolled at The College of Saint Rose in Albany: John Adams, of Canajoharie, a graduate of Canajoharie High School; Emily May, of Canajoharie, a graduate of Canajoharie High School; Victoria Carter, of Nelliston, a graduate of Fort Plain Central School.


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