We Call This HOME (First Edition Spring/Summer 2022)

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We Call This VOLUME 1 • SPRING/SUMMER 2022




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Community Events Area Museums & Libraries Local Shelters & Adoptable Pets CDTA Bus Service Coming To Montgomery County Information on our Senior Centers and so much more!

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Welcome to the first edition of ‘We Call This HOME”. We are so excited to be able to bring you this magazine. These are communities where many of our family members and friends reside - Where they call “HOME”. Creativity Unleashed has been in business now for 10 years, publishing pet magazines and placemats to help shelter pets get noticed. We decided it was time to try another idea as well. Why not bring to light all the good things available to people in our communities? There are a lot of positive reasons to live here - starting with our libraries and museums, where a wealth of information is just waiting to be discovered, to the arts, to groups that reach out to those in need, to the many shelters and rescues helping pets 24/7, to the places we gather with friends and shop at. This publication will be a vehicle through which business owners can get the word out about what they have to offer. Shopping locally is so very important. The pet pages within this magazine will feature as many local shelters as we can put in each edition. This one starts with 8 but if we add pages for the next run, we will surely try to feature more. We want to send out a huge thank you to all of the friends and business owners who have come to trust us and what we do. They have been so supportive of our business, some of them have been with us for the entire 10 years. With this new magazine we have also reached out to many other businesses as well who had not tried our publications before. We appreciate them all and we look forward to establishing relationships with them for years Look inside for: to come as we move forward and make this magazine all that we know it can be. Please let our advertisers know Community Events that you saw their ad in our magazine! Area Museums & Libraries For our next issue, we will be looking for suggestions for future stories and “Home is the nicest Local Shelters & Adoptable Pets we will gladly look into each one. Mike and I also want to thank Bill Trojan word there is.” CDTA Bus Service Coming from Watphoto for coming onboard to be our staff photographer and taking – Laura Ingalls Wilder To Montgomery County such beautiful photos for this magazine. Information on our This has been a six month project, with a ton Senior of effortCenters put into it by both of us. We LOVE what we do and we are and so much more! so grateful to live in and around communities full of amazing people.


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Please Note: The information contained in this magazine including contact information is provided for general reference purposes only. All numbers/names for city departments, etc. were taken from the websites of each at the time of print.

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Bill Trojan is a photographer, photojournalist and educator who believes in the power of education and photography. He began his journey in photography as a teenager by taking photographs at family events, and now dreams of continuing his journey in photography throughout the community he lives in. His biggest accomplishments to date have been educating area high school students and documenting local and national events through the medium of photography. Bill has had the opportunity of photographing many U.S. Presidents, rock stars, major national events, breaking news stories as well as local sports and concerts. Bill Trojan grew up in Massapequa and Deer Park, Long Island, NY and presently resides in Gloversville. Bill participates in all things photography, local car shows and music concerts and events. For almost two decades Bill was the Photography Editor and Senior Photographer for the Leader-Herald Newspaper in Fulton County. Bill has also taught high school students Art, Photography and U.S. Government and History in area schools. Bill is presently the owner of WATPHOTO Photography Services in Gloversville and the Chief Photographer for “We Call This HOME” Magazine. Bill is happily married for 18 years to musician, music educator and certified dog trainer Ann Trojan. To get in touch with Bill Trojan email him at


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City Engineer’s Office & Building Dept. Mike Clark City Engineer - Dept. Supervisor (518) 841-4327 • Fax:(518) 841-4310

Police Department John Thomas, Police Chief 518-842-1100

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Controllers Office Matthew Agresta, City Controller (518) 841-4355

Daniel Maxwell, Assessor (518) 841-4333 Fax (518) 684-0227

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Giving a helping hand to those in need in Montgomery County Nicolle Ragone started her Non-Profit called “The Giving Tree” in 2014 after her daughter Raven passed away in Jan. of 2013. She needed to keep busy and began to notice that people in her Hamilton Hill neighborhood always seemed to need small basic items. They were having to choose between those necessary items and paying the rent or buying food. So she started to purchase extras to hand out to her neighbors who needed them. Word got around and eventually people in need starting coming to her home to ask for help. To pay her back they would drop off their children’s clothes when they outgrew them so she could help out those who needed clothing. The name “The Giving Tree” came about because it was the name of a book that Raven had enjoyed so much. Since moving her Non-Profit to the Riverfront Center from her home on April 1st, the number of people being helped has doubled. Nicolle’s delivery driver, Heather Shaw has been helping with every delivery for the past 5 years, helping to get items to those in need who cannot pick them up. At this time, Nicolle is finally reaching out to ask for donations from area companies, and has gotten a good response so far. Examples of some of the

501 3 (c) charity

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If you would like to donate:

Donations are accepted in person, e-gift cards can be emailed to: thegivingtreeny@gmail.com or you can Venmo cash or items from the wish list found on the Facebook page. You can also send a check or a gift card to 2414 Riverfront Center Amsterdam NY 12010

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A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert. - Andrew Carnegie A Library is such an important part of our communities. Open To All, libraries provide resources for so many different reasons or just a place to go and sit in the quiet and take in a good book. Books never go out of style. Please check out the libraries we have included in this magazine or your own community library. Many of them have children’s programs as well, but please visit their website or Facebook page as things may be different during these present times. See Page 6 for Amsterdam Free Library See Page 23 for Gloversville Library See Page 35 for Johnstown Library We Call This HOME - Spring/Summer 2022 - 5

28 Church St., Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 842-1080

Open to All!

Nicole Hemsley, Director AMSlib@mvls.info Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 10am-7pm Tues. & Wed. 10am - 5pm Friday 10am - 3pm • Saturday 10am - 1pm Sunday - Closed

Proud to be a “Carnegie Library”

The mission of the Amsterdam Free Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our Greater Amsterdam Community. Did you know that regular library visits lead to more reading, and research shows that the amount of time spent reading is directly related to academic success. Reading is also an excellent way to unwind and distract yourself from the pressures and stressors of everyday life. The library offers you access to more books, magazines, movies and activities than you could afford to buy! Borrow as many items as your heart desires, peruse them at your leisure, and return them when you’re done to get a whole new set! In addition to our large collection of physical materials (books, audiobooks, movies, DVDs, and now board games for the whole family) we also have a large electronic collection available to patrons. Using the Overdrive or Libby apps, patrons can download and enjoy materials from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes. The material available from the Amsterdam Free Library is intended to satisfy the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community. You do need to have a library card to access library resources, so be sure you have one. If not, stop by today to get one - library cards are free of charge, all you need is a photo ID and a piece of mail showing your current mailing address. Public computers and free Wi-Fi are also provided to our patrons free of charge. Access a wide variety of online databases (including magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, almanacs, science resources, etc.) as well as Poetry Reading Session at the library word processing, social media, and other computer programs. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of library computers, as the internet is not regulated and may expose them to inappropriate or inaccurate materials. Need the internet at home? No problem! Wi-Fi hot spots are also available to borrow for free for home use with your library card!

Have any questions, or looking for more information on the library? Visit our website: www.amsterdamlibrary.com, follow us on Facebook, or call 518-842-1080. For staff recommendations and library shenanigans, check out our new TikTok account, @amsterdamfreelibrary. 2016 Library Walk

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Let’s Twist Again is a 1950’s style themed diner, home of the “Over the Plate Pancakes” and Perth’s Best Kept Secret!

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Alpha Pregnancy Care Center was founded in 1989 by a diverse group of believers who had a deep desire to help women in crisis pregnancies. Alpha Pregnancy Care Center is a welcoming refuge providing Christ-Centered solutions, support, education, and hope to women facing a wide range of pregnancy and family decisions. Alpha Pregnancy Care Center is supported through private gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, and churches. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all gifts are tax deductible. If you would like to join our mission and donate please go to our website or call to find out how.

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ls e w e J ’s m a rd te s m A f o e On

Riverlink Park 1 Front St., Amsterdam, NY 12010

Concerts on the river every Saturday night during the summer Dine in the park or on the SouthSide and walk across the beautiful bridge for the show.

All Riverlink Park concerts are put on by The Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation and their participating sponsors.

For more information:

City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Facebook Page www.amsterdamny.gov • (518) 841-4307

Photo Credit: Bill Trojan, WATPHOTO

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before and after the Riverlink Concert Series

Fireworks, Superheros, Sand Art, Buskers, Wishfest and much more!

1 Bridge St., Amsterdam, NY 12010

Special events before and after concerts are sponsored by Lanzi Family Restaurants Authentic Italian Cuisine 8 - We Call This HOME - Spring/Summer 2022

So Much To Do In Amsterdam! 2022 Events rs a d n e l a C r u o Y Mark Lanzi Family Restaurants


Independence Day Festival - 7/3

Sunset Festivals - 8/13

Summer Camp - 7/5 - 8/12

Lanzi Family Restaurants

WishFest - 7/9

Sunset Festivals - 8/20

Learn To Swim - June 27 - July 1 (9-11am)

River Ridge Living Center

Learn To Swim - July 4 - July 8 (5-7pm) Lanzi Family Restaurants

ItaliaFest - 9/10 Homecoming Bonfire - TBA Lou’s Electric

Sunset Festivals - 7/16 Amsterdam Cup - 7/23 - 7/24 Lanzi Family Restaurants

Sunset Festivals - 7/23

OktoberFest - 10/8 Amsterdam Halloween Parade - 10/22

Sunset Festivals - 7/30

Trick or Treat on the MVGO - 10/22

Berkshire Farm

River Ridge

Lanzi Family Restaurants

National Night Out - 8/2 Sticker Mule

RiverFest - 8/6

Youth Basketball League Nov 2022 - Feb 2023 Tree Lighting Festival - 11/26

For more information on these events: Like us on Facebook at City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation To follow us on Instagram search - Amsterdam tour marketing rec • You can also call us at: (518) 841-4307

Photo Credit: Bill Trojan - WATPHOTO

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CDTA Bus Services En Route To Montgomery County

Assemblyman ANGELO SANTABARBARA Assembly District 111 Representing Albany, Montgomery & Schenectady Counties

2550 Riverfront Center Amsterdam, NY 12010


433 State Street, Center City Schenectady, NY 12305


Public transportation is essential for our communities to thrive. It helps commuters, seniors and students get to their destinations safely and serves as an outlet for residents and visitors alike to experience our region’s many entertainment opportunities. Families need a transit service they can rely on, and I’ve been steadfast in my efforts to provide them with just that. Earlier this month, I delivered on that promise by securing funding in the state budget to bring Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) bus services to Montgomery County. Since Amsterdam shuttered its public transit system in April 2018, I’ve crafted petitions and heard directly from residents about how this loss has affected their daily lives and hindered connections to other upstate communities. Heading into budget negotiations this year, I knew restoring these vital services was a top priority. With the help and input of residents like you, I was able to secure the funding we needed to make this project a reality.

This expansion is a big win for our community. CDTA has been a trusted partner in the region for more than 50 years. From managing COVID’s impact on travel to expanding services to meet riders’ ever-changing needs, CDTA has proven time and time again that it’s at the top of its field when it comes to providing affordable and reliable public transportation. As we focus on our economic recovery, these services will go a long way toward boosting business for local restaurants and shops and helping residents take advantage of new career endeavors and adventures across upstate New York. Quality transit services not only drive the local economy but also operate as an invaluable resource for people of all ages. These past two years have taught us that connections are everything. Many of us have found a renewed appreciation for simply being together, and those visits to family members and friends feel more important than ever. No one’s ZIP code should prevent them from enjoying these meaningful interactions or accessing the services they need, whether it be health care, schooling or workforce training. This expansion will help ensure these ventures are never too far away. I look forward to seeing the CDTA buses roll out this fall! As your voice at our State Capitol, you can be sure I’ll keep working to bring home the resources we need to make our community a better place to live. I encourage you to keep in touch! I want to hear your ideas to help make our community stronger. Call me at 518-382-2941 or send me an email at SantabarbaraA@nyassembly.gov — my team and I are here to help!

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That was THEN....This is NOW


Many people in Amsterdam will remember Tesiero’s Pharmacy, (pictured below, left) operated by Thomas Tesiero on the corner at 186 Market St. It had a beautiful soda fountain and was convenient for filling prescriptions as it was located near a building full of doctor’s offices. Later, the building was occupied again as a bridal and formal wear boutique called Apropos. The bridal boutique relocated to Guilderland in 2011. Since that time it had stood empty until it was purchased and renovated. Bob and the late George Abdella, along with their partners Joe and Robin Sise celebrated the opening of their second office recently. Their second location is located at 186 Market Street in Amsterdam which is in addition to their office located at 8 West Fulton Street, Gloversville, New York. “I am so proud that we have opened a second office which will serve our clients well in Montgomery County”, Bob Abdella said. He added; “Our Office in Gloversville has been serving our clients well for decades and now I look forward to meeting with clients in Amsterdam throughout the coming decades”. Joe and Robin Sise practice predominantly out of the Amsterdam Office. Joe Sise in reflecting on the new opening said, “It is especially important to me to be working in Amsterdam because my father Bob Sise and brothers Tom and Dick Sise practiced law in Amsterdam for many years and now my wife, Bob Abdella and I can continue that tradition”. Bob Abdella has over 25 years’ experience in litigating the most serious of civil cases successfully representing clients who have been injured as a result of other’s negligence in all of the state’s trial courts. Joe Sise enjoyed a career in public service first as a prosecutor, then as a judge serving for over 23 years serving as a County Judge and then for 20 years as a Supreme Court Justice. He specializes in trial litigation in all the state’s trial courts. The ABDELLA and SISE Law Firm specializes in litigation; Medical Malpractice, Car Accidents, Slip and Falls, Estate Planning as well as Criminal Defense.

Pictured: Bob and George Abdella, Robin and Joe Sise


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Amsterdam - Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Downtown Amsterdam was selected as the Round 3 winner of the $10 million dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Mohawk Valley The focus of the Amsterdam DRI spans the Mohawk River to encompass a segment of the historic downtown as well as new downtown areas that have emerged as the city continues to grow and evolve. With a range of mixed-use residential and commercial spaces, an assisted living facility, established businesses, and many park and recreation amenities, the area is poised to attract additional investment to its developable land and available buildings. The DRI award will allow Amsterdam to capitalize on its concentrated footprint that provides walkability, a desirable location on the north and south of the Mohawk River/Historic Erie Canal, diverse amenities, and beautiful setting to transform the area into an attractive downtown core that supports growth in community events, business, and year-round recreational activity. The city plans to use participation in the DRI to welcome new businesses, visitors and residents eager to come to the city that everyone warmly refers to as “home,” bringing to life a beloved quote written by Maria Riccio Bryce for the Amsterdam Oratorio: “What once was home is home again - My Amsterdam.”

Completed DRI Projects: Form Based Code – established guidelines for the DRI boundary for future development and to improve the physical aesthetics and character of the downtown through form-based regulations.

Waterfront Entertainment Destination – relocated X-squad to Riverlink Park with the purchase of a dock

and shed for the business.

Community Center Project – Centro Civico/Ibero hired Bergmann as the engineer firm for the project.

Stabilization report and cost estimate are underway. Project anticipated to take 12-16 months working with Centro Civico/ Ibero and the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area. Project also received additional Omnibus funding in the amount of $2 million.

Amsterdam Free LIbrary Addition

Amsterdam Free Library Renovation – Library hired architect and is almost complete with construction documents. Secured their financing for the project and hired a General Contractor for the project. City is working with their team and project will be in front of the Planning Commission for site plan review within next couple of months. Demolition and construction to begin in 2022. Public Realm Enhancements – Final designs are complete for the public enhancements on the southside and Chalmers site and are anticipated to go out to bid shortly. Enhancements include a public boardwalk with connections to the MVGO and amenities. Costs have escalated and the project will now be broken down into two phases. Phase I of the project will begin construction/ be completed in 2022. Phase II will be anticipated to start construction in 2023 with an additional funding application being sought through NYSDOS. Selected firm is Saratoga Associates.

Community Center Rendering

Marketing – City just recently hired a new marketing firm and website firm to begin work immediately. Civic Plus was

hired for design and implementation of new city website. TimeLine is 6 months for completion. Paperkite was hired on the marketing side with a one-year contract.

Public Art – Art committee was formed and has conducted site tours along every area of the DRI boundary. First project they will be assisting on is a public art piece for the center of the round about that will be installed by NYSDOT this spring 2022. Also working with the committee on the main art piece on the public boardwalk and every other future project to be constructed through the DRI and additional projects.

Future DRI Projects: (Hinge on the completion of NYSDOT project) Southern Rt 5 Project – Project is working in conjunction with NYSDOT on their northern Rt 5 project. The redevelopment of their project and closing of ours will take place simultaneously. Portions of that area can be utilized for future projects, such as the proposed Multi Modal Facility. Gateway to the Downtown – Project can begin programming abandoned roadways from closing southern Rt 5. Improvements to the gateway off the Rt 30 bridge will occur with the hiring of a team for streetscape enhancements.

Recreation Center – Project can go out to RFP for engineering/construction firm to begin designs of the project. Anticipated timeline to start is fall of 2022, completion of 2023.

Relocation of Skate Park – Create a new city skate park on the section of Rt 5 that will be closed. City will go out to RFP spring of 2022. Completion date of fall 2022/spring 2023. Streetscape Enhancements – Project will begin same time as closing of Rt 5 to begin planning amenities for walkability, aesthetics, parking, etc.

Wayfinding – The city will hire a firm to design a new cohesive wayfinding Photo Credit: Rendering of Southside of Amsterdam Proposed Boardwalk and Park by Saratoga Associates/Landscape Structures

strategy and design for the city. Project includes the development and installation of a vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding system.

If you have questions about any of the DRI projects call: 12 - We Call This HOME - Spring/Summer 2022

Amanda M. Bearcroft

Director of Community & Economic Development Executive Director of Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010

Phone: 518.841.4304 Mobile: 518.332.5966

Market on The Mohawk

Port Jackson Bocce Courts



Do you love to play BOCCE? If so, you may want to consider joining the Port Jackson Bocce Club in Amsterdam, NY The Port Jackson Bocce Club was started in 1954. There are 4 Professional Bocce Courts on the property which sits right near the edge of the River at the end of Erie Terrace. The fee to join is only $40 year and there is a clam bake at the end of the season for all members to enjoy. The club plays on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday starting at 6:30pm and on Thursday at 6pm. On Fridays the courts are used by the Inman Senior Center at 10am. You must be 18 years or older to join the club and we welcome all new members. The Bocce Club is available to rent out for small gatherings. All garbage must be taken out and a donation to the club is requested.

To find out more about becoming a member or renting the club out, please call the Club President, Richard Leggiero at (518) 843-0808. If you never played before you are welcome to come watch a game and learn how!

The City of Amsterdam Tourism & Marketing presents


July 5th - August 12th 8am-3pm Monday through Friday

at the

R.J McNulty Academy


60 Brandt Pl. Amsterdam

Grades Kindergarten and up • Weekly pool visits d e • Arts & Crafts • Sports Training ifi t r Ce • Team Building • Nutritional Education Staff with Cornell Cooperative Camp Cost: Extension $75 per Child per Week • $120 per Family per Week Register online by the Friday before the week.

*Educational Programs


MOHAWK VALLEY GATEWAY OVERLOOK BRIDGE AMSTERDAM, NY • 9am-1pm Enjoy Amsterdam’s Open Air Market while visiting with family and friends on the bridge. At the market you will find locally sourced produce, live music, kids crafts and vendors who produce everything they sell. All of our vendors accept cash, tion, Tourism and Marketing and many also accept debit and credit cards.

For more info visit our Market on The Mohawk Event Page on Facebook

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Walter Elwood Museum

Our Mission

The Walter Elwood Museum is a gateway to learning using the past to illuminate the present. Utilizing the stories and artifacts of local experience, we examine history and culture in all its dimensions. We offer access to information through educational programs, unique collections and creative activities to enrich our understanding of ourselves and each other.

Save the Date!

Annual Ice Cream Social August 4th



Exhibits include

Local Artists Room Vintage Children’s Toy Room Military Room Carpet City History Animal Room American Locomotive Company History Exhibit Native American Conference Room Research Library

100 Church St., Amsterdam, NY 12010 Summer 2022 Camp Days at the Museum

Fun camps for kids of all ages! Many Items have been donated *Thanks to our sponsors, camps are now free as well, see our website for a July 12 - July 14th • 10am - 12:30pm Native American Indians list to those items July 19th - July 21st • 10am - 12:30pm Animals & Nature July 26th - July 28th • 10am - 12:30pm Art Around the World Free Admission Aug. 2nd - Aug. 4th • 10am - 12:30pm Around the World In 3 Days! Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm **Check for more detailed information on Facebook** Call for weekend or evening appts. Check Facebook or the Website to find out more about our summer camps, upcoming exhibits and events or to become a member.


Visit our gift shop with books about Amsterdam by Local Authors, Children’s Toys and More…check online for photos or stop in.



Breakfast/Brunch on Saturday & Sundays 9-2

Regular Dinner Menu Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4-9

Weekend Specials available

TRIVIA NIGHTS Every Thursday 7-9:30

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It’s Coming Back to Life! Under New Ownership! Dan Nelli is about to bring back a great city “place to be”. Dan, the owner of Dan’s Backyard Barbecue, bid on the property at 72 Lyon Street, formerly Crystal Bar. Dan sent in his plans for what will be Lyon Street Bar & Grill and after having the bid accepted by the City of Amsterdam, he is working hard to open his new restaurant as soon as possible. Dan is no stranger to business or to the residents of Amsterdam, as he has owned Dan’s Backyard Barbecue for 13 years now and was the past proprietor of River’s Edge restaurant in Amsterdam Riverlink Park for 5 Years. Dan has enlisted local businesses to help with the clean-up and progress is being made with their help. Brinks & Son Lawncare/Landscape helped clear the brush thatAmsterdam’s has been growing for the past years. Peter Zabo, owner of Manor Glass, helped with replacement glass for doors and windows that had been broken. As progress continues more local contractors will be hired. A few photos of the progress being made as Lyon Street Pub gets ready to open soon!

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Trinity Lutheran Church

Catholic Charities of Fulton & Montgomery Counties

42 Guy Park Avenue Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 842-6691 (For Paper/Hygiene Products/etc.) Distributed every 1st Tuesday of the month 6-7pm until November

1 Kimball St., Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 842-4202 ext. 3152 Food Pantry hours: Monday 9-12noon; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Thursday 1-4pm Please register if you would like to go to the food panty: We need a photo ID for each adult in the household, birth certificate or insurance card (with birth date) for each child between 0-17yrs., proof of Montgomery County residency and proof of household income dated in the last 30 days. Montgomery County Residents Only for Food Pantry

Free Methodist Center of Hope 33 Bleecker St., Gloversville, NY 12078 (518) 752-5270 www.gloversvillefmc.org Tues. 4pm-6pm • Wed. 9am-11am


Mass food distribution April - October in the parking lot at 1 Kimball Street on the first and third Thursday of each month. It is a drive thru and starts at 9:30 - 11am or until food runs out. Fulton or Montgomery County Residents Welcome to Attend.

Fulmont Community Action Agency

Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church

(Closed 12-12:30 for lunch)

(Photo ID and Proof of Income for past 30 days, Proof of Address)

Mon-Fri 8:30-4 (Hrs. Change in July/August) (Closed 12-1 for lunch)

The AMEN Place Soup Kitchen

33 Bleeker Street (Center of Hope) Gloversville, NY 12078 (518) 752-5270 Tues. 4:00-6:00pm • Wed. 9:00-11:00am Closed 2nd Week of the Month

1200 Riverfront Center Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 842-0790 Mon-Fri 8-4 and 53 Church Street Johnstown, NY 12095 (518) 725-7110

Gloversville First Free Methodist Church

Please note: This may not be a complete area list. Call to verify times/days, etc.

22 North Main Street Mayfield, NY 12117 (518) 661-6566 1st & 3rd Tuesdays • 12:30pm-3:00pm

Mayfield Residents only • Proof ID and Address

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ALL VOLUNTEER • FLASH FOOD PANTRY Also See: Noah Community Dinner 105 Guy Park Ave., Info on Page 22 Amsterdam, NY 12010 If you would like to donate to one of these (518) 843-2636 Food Distribution Tuesdays 10am-2pm Food Pantries please reach out to them If you know of any other food pantries or soup kitchens in the area, please let us know so we can list them here. Email: Linda@CreativityUnleashed.org

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“It’s Not the Years in Your Life That Count. It’s the Life in Your Years.” - Abraham Lincoln Seniors in our communities are such an important part of the fabric of our lives. They carry with them so much knowledge of times past and so much ingenuity to pass on to future generations. There are many organizations seniors can reach out to get help if they need it. Check out the next two pages of senior centers/organizations. Consider joining one if you are not already a member! If your senior organization would like to be included in our magazine please reach out to: Linda@CreativityUnleashed.org

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Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. Proudly Serving the Citizens of Montgomery County Since 1975!

135 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam 518-843-2300

List of Services:

Caregiver Support Case Assistance Cupboard of Kindness Food Pantry (60+ and older) Friendly Visitor HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) HIICAP (Health Insurance Counseling Assistance Program) EISEP (Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program) Home-Delivered and Café Style Meals Information and Referral Legal Services Nutrition Education and Counseling NY Connects; Information and Assistance OFA Senior Transport Senior Identification Cards Telephone Reassurance Volunteer Opportunities

Horace J. Inman Senior Center

53 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am - 2pm

(518) 842-3815

Incorporated in 1986, the Inman Center offers programs and services that allow seniors in the area to maintain community engagement while living healthy, active and more independent lifestyles.

Our programs include: In addition we offer: Licensed BINGO Total Fitness (Mondays and Fridays) (with cash prizes) Rise-N-Shine (Tuesdays and Fridays) Wednesdays at 1:45pm Hiking (every other Friday morning) Oil Painting Classes, Yoga Stretch (Wednesday morning) Defensive Driving Course Zumba (Thursday morning) Bocce AARP Income Tax preparation and e-Filing, Wii Bowling Low Cost Lunches Pinochle (Thursday afternoon) Wednesdays 11-1pm Bridge Mary Jo Wells, Mah Jong (Tuesday afternoon) Executi ve Director Tai Chi (Monday mornings) inmancenter@biznycap.rr.com Crotcheting & Quilting

Our Events include Holiday Parties and More The center is open five days a week with some special events on weekends and evenings.

A place for seniors to come and enjoy some time with friends, browse for treasures, play a few games, have a bite to eat & more!

Gloversville Senior Center 53 Church Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 Tom Thompson, President Gray Pitkin, Vice President

Open Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Fri. 8:30am - 12noon; Sat. 8:30am-11am Closed Thursday and Sunday

Check out our Library, Meal Programs, Yoga Classes, Art Classes, Games, Food Pantry, Drivers Safety Class, BINGO and so much more.

Enjoy the comraderie and delicious food with friends! “Stop in and get a copy of our monthly schedule and check out our Facebook page at Gloversville Senior Center.”

Come See Our Golden Corners Gift Shop Donations Accepted (no clothing)

We are open for party rentals, call for details!

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The Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center Home of The 50 Plus Club

109 E. Main St., Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 762-4643

Mon. - Thurs. 8am - 4pm; Fri. 8am - 3pm Diedrie Roemer, Executive Director cseniorc@nycap.rr.com

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Fax: (518) 762-0698

Andrea Fettinger, BA, MEd, Director


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Blood Pressure Clinic

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Schedule Monday Tuesday

3rd Thursday of every month.

Come out for a free health screen ing when you stop by the center for Exercise Class or Thursday fun!

Schedule 9am - Light Stretch; 10am Mah Jongg; 12pm Men’s Pool; 1:00 Cards; 1:00 Knitting/Crochet 10am Head to Toe; 11:30am Hybrid Yoga; 12:30pm Men’s Pool; 1pm Bridge;

Wednesday 9am Light Stretch; 12pm Men’s Pool; 1pm Cards Thursday 9:30am Painting Class; 10am Head to Toe; 11:30am Hybrid Yoga; 12:30 Men’s Pool;


1pm 50+ Events: 3pm Cards: 4pm TOPS 10am Mah Jongg; 12:00 Men’s Pool

$$$$$ Costs for Classes $$$$$ (paid in 1 month sessions) Light Stretch Head to Toe Hybrid Yoga Painting Chair Caning

$10 Members/$15 Non-Members $10 Members/$15 Non-Members $15 Members/$20 Non-Members $10 Members/$15 Non-Members $5 Members/$8 Non-Members

Check our Facebook Page for events and changes to schedule

Can We Help?


The Fulton County Office for Aging is funded by: The Older Americans Act, The County of Fulton, The State Office for Aging, Participant Contributions Private and State Grants, Community Contributions

Donations to the center help support the events and activities that bring people together at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center.


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A welcoming place that provides older adults oppportunities to socialize, exercise, learn something and have fun.

3rd Tuesday of every month. $1.OO

19 North William St., Johnstown, NY 12095

Services Offered: • Adult/Nursing Homes • Advocacy • Caregiver Support • Earned Income Credit • Eldercare Locator • Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) • Employment Entitlement Counseling • Flood Clean-Up Tips • Fulton County Public Health Services • Happy Days Adult Daycare • HEAP • Health & Wellness • Hospice • Human Services Directory • Information & Assistance NY CONNECTS • Insurance Counseling

• Legal Services • Long Term Care Insurance & Education • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program • Nutrition for Seniors • Outreach • Real Property Tax Exemptions • Respite • Senior Clubs • Council of Senior Clubs and Centers • Senior Newsletter • Special Needs Registry • Tax Credit Assistance IT-214 • Transportation • Veterans Services • Volunteer Opportunities

Programs & Services for 2022

We will be able to provide limited rides to out of county Medical appoints We will slowly re-open our lunch sites around the county We will be able to assist with some durable medical goods that are not covered by health insurance We will continue our Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class We will be providing Nutrition Education sessions at the lunch sites We will return to monthly visits to all the Senior Clubs in the count When you have questions about Long Term Service & Support such as, OFA home care, Medicaid services, information about nursing homes, adult homes, medical day care, social adult day care, need assistance with paperwork, need legal help, planning for the future for all ages - please call the Fulton Co. Office for Aging/NYConnects at 518-736-5650

Montgomery County Department of Social Services The Fulton Co. Office for Aging is in need of some fabulous volunteers to deliver meals in Fulton County! Volunteers can work once a week, every day, or whenever it fits their schedules!

64 Broadway #114, Fonda, NY 12068

(518) 853-4646 or Montgomery County Department of Social Services 1290 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 212-5778 Fulton County Department of Social Services

4 Daisy Lane, P.O. Box 549, Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 736-5600

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Hands on training is provided. Mileage reimbursement available. Volunteering for this program is very rewarding. Volunteers might be the only people the meals’ recipients see in a day! Home Delivered Meals help individuals remain in their own homes with dignity and independence.

• Volunteering is FUN!

Call 518-736-5650 for more information! (800) 342-9871 (518) 736-5650 We Call This HOME - Spring/Summer 2022 - 19

City of


New York Photo Credit: Bill Trojan, WATPHOTO

City Hall hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

(518) 773-4500

Gloversville City Hall • 3 Frontage Road • Gloversville, NY 12078

City of Gloversville Departments - Contact Information (more on website) Fire Department

Mayor Vincent DeSantis


Dial 911

518-773-4551 vdesantis@cityofgloversville.com

518-725-3124 fdgloversville@yahoo.com

City Assessor


518-773-4550 assrofficejoni@cityofgloversville.com


City Clerk

(518) 773-4514

518-773-4542 cityclerk@cityofgloversville.com


Police Department

518-773-4520 clinart@gloversvillewater.com For water quality questions please call the Water Filtration Plant at 518-773-4586

Deputy City Clerk

If Emergency

518-773-4545 depclerk@cityofgloversville.com

Non-Emergency (518) 725-3124

Department of Public Works

Dail 911

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Water Department

Building Permits

may be obtained from the Gloversville Fire Department 7 Days A Week • 8am - 8pm Call 518-773-4560 buildings@cityofgloversville.com Not sure who you are looking for? Call City Hall: 518-773-4500

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A Place to Showcase Local Artists and so much more! 2022 Spring Art Show

Upstate New York’s Premier Community Arts Center

houses exceptional art venues, hosts family fun events and provides educational opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and artistic skills. Located on 66 picturesque acres in Fulton County, NY, Amsterdam’s the Nigra Arts Center offers a wide range of classes and workshops on everything We offer classes for all ages, from music, dance and skill level and ability, not to painti ng to culinary mention art shows, concerts, arts and yoga. Plays, plays, family fun events and concerts, art exhibikid camps PLUS corporate and tions, and winter/ private rental opportunities summer day camps for children are just some and MORE! of our other offerings.

Displaying more than 100 pieces of varying media by 37 artists who hail from across New York as well as Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio and Virginia

April 21st - July 7th, 2022 2022 Adirondack Life Art Show

Displaying 19 photographs by four New York photographers who have won awards in Adirondack Life Magazine’s yearly Photography Contest.

Pictured Here: Gloversville Middle School Student Artwork On Display

Pictured Here: Artwork by Heather Shalhoub, one of the many pieces for sale at the center

Pictured Here: Bill Trojan, “We Call This HOME” photographer with a few of his entries

April 21st - July 7th, 2022

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Saturday, August 20th The FJ&G ThoroughFair will be an all-day festival along the Fulton County FJ&G rail trail, featuring art, music, environment and history. From Trail Station Park in Downtown Gloversville to the Charles Jenner Memorial Bandshell in Downtown Johnstown, this even will showcase the connectivity between Fulton County’s sister cities.

The concept, created by James Hannahs, Downtown Gloversville Specialist and Jessica Henry McClements, DJPBA President and small business owner (McLemon’s) will encompass the history of the rail trail to be accompanied with local talent and family fun. Both agencies consulted the help of various organizations to build a comprehensive planning committee including Fulton County Historian, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Johnstown Area Music, and other residents and businesses. Food stations will be on site and transportation will also be available For more information please visit the events website at www.fjgthoroughfair.com and the events Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages @fjgthoroughfair

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One Church Street is a community center in Johnstown, NY that sponsors the NOAH (Needy or Alone and Hungry) Free Community Meal and the Johnstown Food Pantry. Our mission is to continue to be a vital resource by nourishing our community in body, mind and spirit. Info@onechurchstreet.org ~ (518) 762-9210 We were able to serve so many of our neighbors in 2021--over 1200 households at the Food Pantry received enough food for over 68,000 meals (households can contain up to ten people), and our NOAH program served approximately 4,000 hot, homemade meals to our community on Sundays.

Nourishing our community - our mission and our passion.

The NOAH program serves a hot, nutritious, free meal every Sunday to every person who wishes to attend. No questions are asked. This program has operated for the past 30 years, and serves nearly 500 meals each month. During the COVID crisis, the NOAH program has not missed one Sunday of serving meals. Modifications have been made so each participant takes home two hot, nutritious meals rather than being seated in the dining room as was the practice prior to COVID. Through our renovations to the One Church Street building, we want to be ready when the COVID pandemic has subsided to serve our community with a new, larger, handicapped-accessible dining room and multi-purpose kitchen. The roots of One Church Street go deep into our community. Our iconic building – which is located at One Church Street in Johnstown, New York – once served as a YMCA, a post office and a center for health and information in the community. Go to our website to learn more about our plans: www.onechurchstreet.org. You can be a part of this transformation of both our building and our community. Your contribution, whether it’s ideas, time or money, will be remembered for generations.

To find out more about donating or volunteering please call (518) 762-9210 or email: info@onechurchstreet.org



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Proud to be a “Carnegie Library” The Morning Herald, The Leader Republic, The Through its predecessors, the Gloversville Daily Leader, The Gloversville Standard, and Public Library has provided library services to the Board of Mediation Hearings from the 1914 the community of Gloversville since 1880, and glovers strike. while the mission of access to information and The Early Literacy Center is a new addition recreation has not changed, delivery certainly to the services offered in the Library’s Youth has evolved over time. Department. The mission is to engage the The Library still maintains a robust collection patrons ages 0-5 in ways that will help them of fiction and nonfiction books for children, connect with the library from the beginning teens and adults, but the collection also inof their lives. In addition to books that can be cludes electronic materials available through Photo Credit: Bill Trojan, WATPHOTO borrowed and read with parents, siblings, and Overdrive and Libby. DVDs are very popular caregivers, the room offers a safe space for chiland folks can also check out a Roku stick with dren to socialize while playing with toys, games, and stuff animals. Weekly access to Crackle, Filmrise, HappyKidsTV, PBS & PBS Kids, Pluto TV, and Vudu. storytimes have been moved into this inviting space and reception of the New collections added to the shelves include an updated Graphic Novel community has been extremely positive. collection, Seed collection, board games, and the Memory Lane Collection Programming is also a big part of the Library’s service to the community. which targets people struggling with dementia and other memory-impactAdults enjoy exercise classes, literature programs, arts & crafts workshops, ing conditions as well as their families and caregivers. and lectures on a variety of topics. Programs for children include storyThe Youth Center has wonderful interactive kits for families and teachtimes, STEM classes, musical events and guest performers. Some of these ers that can be borrowed on subjects including the Big Bad Wolf, preschool programs are offered in-person, others online, and even some are offered concepts, baby animals, winter and apples. The kits include themed books, as take-home kits. lesson plans, and activity sheets. Some also have musical instruments, puzAs a member of the Library, patrons can also access to resources beyond zles and puppets. the walls of the building. The challenges of the pandemic forced the LiRecent additions include a Library of Things collection that includes a telebrary to offer off-site and online programs, many of which are still offered in scope, bird watching kit, Chromebook, pop up canopy and folding table. this format. Resources such WiFi in the Library’s parking lot, databases with The Library’s Local History Room has been a treasured community remedical information and homework support, and Start with Science kits, source that was boxed up when the Library began renovations in 2017. owned by the Mohawk Valley Library System, can be borrowed by schools Now the Library is excited to announce the opening of the new and larger and daycares. local history room on April 2, 2022. Staff, volunteers, and outside profesNot every community member is able to open a standard library account sionals used the intervening time to evaluate all the resources available and and to meet the needs to these patrons the library has introduced a Core carefully curate a collection that will be more meaningful and easier to acLibrary Card. Materials that can be checked out are more limited, but all of cess. Thanks to the generosity of the Daily Gazette, the Library acquired the on-site and online services are available. missing reels of microfilm for The Leader Herald, Gloversville Intelligencer, To learn more about all of the collections, programs and services available, visit the Library at 58 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 or at www.gloversvillelibrary.org.

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PETS In Fulton & Montgomery Counties & Beyond

...because we love pets and we know “YOU” do too!

Your guide to some of our local animal shelters

December 2015 Volume 1



PETS In Fulton & Montgomery Counties & Beyond

...because we love pets and we know “YOU” do too!


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Adopting a pet is a huge commitment

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Tyson found a home! Pet Care Tips During Your Illness and Recovery


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Adoptable Pets from Local Shelters Pages 20, 21 & 22

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...because we love pets and we know “YOU” do too!

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City of


New York

Photo Credit: Bill Trojan, WATPHOTO

(518) 736-4011 Johnstown City Hall • PO Box 160 • 33-41 East Main Street • Johnstown, NY 12095 (There is a lock box and application forms outside the front doors of City Hall. After hours, you can drop off payments, or anything that does not require personal assistance.

City of Johnstown Departments - Contact Information (more on website)


Dial 911 POLICE

(518) 736-4021


Noel Levee (518) 762-7419 nclevee@nycap.rr.com

(518) 736-4020

Report Lost/Found Pets and Animal Cruelty

(518) 736-2100


Amy Praught (518) 736-4012 apraught@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov


Christopher J. Rose (518) 736-4014 cvose@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov

City Assessor

City Clerk

Carrie Allen (518) 736-4011 callen@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov

Tina Dimitriadis (518) 736-4015 assessor@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov

Police Station

Code Enforcement

If Emergency

Non- Emergency (518) 736-4021 jpd@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov

Non-Emergency (518) 736-4079

Fire Chief/Code Enforcement

Dail 911


Animal Control Officer

Bruce Heberer (518) 736-4079

(518) 736-4076 For more info go to the City of Johnstown website (shown below)

Johnstown City Hall Hours M-F 8am - 3pm (does not close for lunch)

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Our sealer contains sand for skid resistance and latex for the utmost protection and unparalleled performance

July 30th

Happy Birthday Har…Neville:

A Harry Potter Birthday Celebration presented by

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Mysteries On Main Street & McLemon’s

August 5th

Johnstown Historical Society Welcomes the Circus to Town! A night of family fun and circus entertainment in Johnstown

Johnstown Historical Society

August 20th

FJG ThoroughFair presented in collaboration between the DJBPA, DIG & the FCCRG with support from the City of Gloversville & City of Johnstown, Johnstown Arts & Music, and Glove Cities Arts Alliance.

September 16th

Wine & Chocolate Festival

Once A Month!

Vishnu Music Open Mic Night Check Facebook for Dates

If you are planning an event and would like it listed in the BPA Events Calendar or on their Facebook Page, please email all pertinent information to DowntownjohnstownBPA@gmail.com

17 North William St., Johnstown, NY 12095


Noel Levee, City of Johnstown Historian

The Johnstown Historical society is a group of people concerned with preserving the history of the City of Johnstown. It is a not-for-profit organization that runs and maintains the Johnstown Historical Museum and the Drumm House. If you would like to visit the museum contact Noel Levee at (518) 705-7440 or come by and ring the bell!

The Johnstown Historical Society was formed when it’s first slate of officers were elected and installed on May 30th, 1892. It was started by 11 civic-minded citizens who were concerned that relics and old documents were being dumped instead of preserved. It’s current location at 17 North William Street was purchased by the Society in 1959 with funds from an anonymous donor. This building currently houses the Museum, Archives and Library.

We need your help! We are looking for volunteers for our 2022 season! Want to give us a hand? You can help us as little or as much as you want to! Call or go to our Facebook page for a link to apply!

Email: johnstownhistsoc@gmail.com

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Lead Poisoning 101 Montgomery County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Q: How do I know if my child has Lead Poisoning? A: The only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is to have your child tested. All children should be tested at 1 and 2 yrs. of age.

Q: How can I learn if the home or apartment is safe from lead hazards? A: Ask for a copy of the apartments lead certificate. Many landlords do not have this. Landlords are required to disclose in writing any lead hazards BEFORE you move in. Before moving in LOOK at the

What is Lead? Lead is a naturally occurring element. It has some beneficial uses, but can be toxic to humans and animals causing ill side effects.

Where is Lead found? Lead can be found in all parts of our environment - the air, the soil, the water, and even inside of our homes. Lead paint is still present in millions of homes, sometimes under layers of newer paint. If the paint is in good condition, then lead paint is usually not a problem. Deteriorating lead - based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention. It may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear, such as: Windows and windowsills; Doors and door frames; Stairs, railings, banisters, and porches. 26 We Call Call This This HOME HOME -- Spring/Summer Spring 2022 26 -- We 2022

What can I do to protect my child/children from Lead poisoning?

walls and windows to see if there is any

* If your home was built before 1978:

Q: Is the landlord required to remove lead paint from the apartment?

*Wipe down flat surfaces, like window

chipping/peeling paint.

sills/wells, with a damp paper towel

A: No. BUT the home needs to be lead

and throw away the paper towel.

safe. Before renting an apartment or

*Mop smooth floors (using a damp

signing a lease, the landlord must give

mop) weekly to control dust.

you a booklet called Protect Your Family

*Vacuum carpets and upholstery to remove dust: If possible, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter or a “higher efficiency” collection bag.

From Lead In Your Home (PDF). Your landlord should tell you of any known lead paint hazards and have you sign a form saying that he/she has told you about any lead hazards.

*Pick up loose paint chips carefully with a paper towel and discard in the trash,

For more information contact

then wipe the surface clean with a wet

Montgomery County Public Health 518-853-3531

paper towel. *Take precautions to avoid creating lead dust when remodeling, renovating or maintaining your home.





Funding for RRP classes is provided by Montgomery County Public Health Department CLPPP+ Program

EPA Certified Renovator Initial Training Course (RRP I) Plus Two RRP Refresher Courses To be held at: Effective April 22, 2010, workers performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination and must be certified. This federal EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule applies to contractors, painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, window replacers, roofers, and landlords.

The Riverfront Center 1250 Riverfront Ctr. Amsterdam, NY 12010 7:45 am registration/ continental breakfast 8:00 am - 4:30 pm training

Trainings to become EPA certified are offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County, an EPA accredited training provider. This course is approved for purposes of certification under Section 402 of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the respective discipline. Upon successful completion of the RRP Initial course including passing an exam at the end of the class, participants are EPA certified renovators. This certification is good for 5 years. Certified renovators must take a RRP Refresher course before their certification expires. Failure to comply with EPA's RRP program requirements could result in penalties of up to $37,500 per day per violation.

Each participant will receive a FREE starter renovator kit over $500.00. Class size limited to 24 participants


Montgomery County Public Health For more details at: 518-853-3531 Monday Ð Friday 8:30am Ð 4:00pm

Questions can be answered by: Alex at (518) 765-3529/ARK249@cornell.edu OR Nancy at (518) 765-3521/NKL1@cornell.edu PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER Please register online: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events.cfm?dept=201 ALL RRP INITIAL TRAININGS INCLUDE: Continental Breakfast * Lunch * Refreshments * Course Manuals & Materials

New York State code officials successfully completing Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany CountyÕ s 8 hour EPA RRP Initial training course will receive 8 hours of Professional Development Electives toward their 24 hours of annual In-service credit. (Individuals must sign in, complete all paperwork, have their picture taken, pass the exam, and sign out. All students must follow these procedures to receive in-service training credit for this class.) 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186 518-765-3500 ● FAX 518-765-2490 ● www.ccealbany.com ● www.facebook.com/ccealbany Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County office if you have any special needs.

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The KEY to a great HOME Buying or Selling Experience can be found right here in our own communities. Call upon any of these professionals when considering your next real estate transaction.

There are many reasons why you might want to find out what the current value of your home is… You’ve probably heard...it’s a seller’s market! Never a better time to sell! Values have rebounded and then some. It is important for you as a property owner to know what your current home or property is worth.

Are you insured properly? Is it time to increase coverage? With the current outrageous cost of construction your replacement value should be evaluated and adjusted. Is it time to refinance and shed your FHA premium or PMI? If your equity is more than 20% then it is time to get rid of that extra monthly fee which in some cases may require refinancing your home.

Are you estate planning? You will want to know the value of your property in such decisions.

Perhaps you are considering upsizing, downsizing or relocating out of the area? KATHLEEN GORDON New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Cell: (518) 365-5137 kgordon@inglenookrealtyinc.com

Two Locations

1525 State Highway 29, Galway, NY 12074

(518) 882-6236 and

4560 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 843-HOME (4663)

A trusted Realtor can be relied upon to educate you on current value, area market conditions, and advise you how to maximize your current home value. What upgrades should be done before putting it on the market and what may be optional? I’m often asked “why should I paint if my buyer is going to paint anyway”. Buyer’s appreciate super clean, neutral spaces that they can live in until time allows their own decorating and improvements to be made. Freshly painted clean homes will always sell for more than homes that show significant wear and tear or are very personalized in colors and decorating. Clean the curtains or buy some inexpensive new ones without busy designs. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware and make sure closet doors are on track. In the bathroom, clean the grout and shine up the fixtures. A neutral space will be best for potential buyers to visualize themselves in your home. Before showing your home, pack up your personal photos, and decor and consider asking a home stager to help you. A stager will know how to move your existing furniture around to maximize the space and make rooms look larger to potential buyers. If you have toured a builder’s spec home, you may remember it is always a warm, neutral interior. Also, remember that first impressions are super important. The minute the buyers step out the car, they are already forming an opinion of your home. Consider the landscaping and curb appeal. Some inexpensive shrubs may be all you need or a fresh coat of paint and a wreath on the front door. Your realtor can point out all of these things and help you get your home sold faster with advice based on years of expertise. No matter what your reason may be to learn the value of your home, it will certainly be a benefit.

Contact a Realtor today! You may be surprised at how much your property has appreciated in the past few years.


Your hometown is more than just a town. It’s your home.

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As you know, buying a home is not as simple as deciding you want one. There are financial considerations that need to be put in place preferably BEFORE you even start looking. Our area has many professionals that can help you be ready! EXPERT TIPS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS

Tip #1

“Thinking of buying your first home sometime this year? These insider tips will help you get prepared.”

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE - You need money for more than the down payment!

There are several low-down payment mortgage options available for first time homebuyers. In most cases you will need at least 3-3.5% of the price for your “down payment” (that’s around $6-7K for a $200k home). You will also have to pay the one-time charges called closing fees (such as title insurance, mortgage tax, appraisal, attorney, etc.). Those can range between $4000-9000 depending on how much you are borrowing and the county the home is in. Last you will need money for upfront costs called “pre-paid” items. They include per diem interest, pro-rated property and school taxes and the first year of homeowner’s insurance. It is important to get a detailed estimate from your mortgage expert and discuss how you will pay for them before you start shopping for a home. JESSICA LEE BRATE Licensed Mortgage Originator NMLS 56711 Homestead Funding Corp. Licensed Mortgage Banker NYS Department of Financial Services NMLS 3232

Office: (518) 464-1100 Mobile: (518) 505-1304 Fax: (518) 205-7137 jbrate@homesteadfunding.com

Tip # 2

CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE - Your interest rate and loan eligibility depend on it!

You will want to have your mortgage expert run your credit before you shop for a house. That can be done as early as 6 months ahead of time if you don’t think your score is over 740 (top tier). Those with credit scores over 740 will be eligible for the lowest rates and for every 20 points lower than 740, the rate may increase. Keep in mind that the interest rate you get has a significant impact on the payment and can make a difference when determining your monthly mortgage budget. Your score will also dictate which loan programs you are eligible for. Note, if you are getting your credit score yourself through an online app such as Credit Karma be aware that they are not providing the same scoring model that mortgage lenders use and your score from a mortgage company will likely be lower.

Tip # 3

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - All mortgage pre-qualifications are not equal 8 Airline Drive Albany, NY 12205

Many lenders churn out a pre-qualification letter for you online over the phone in a matter of 10 minutes and it simply shows the maximum mortgage amount you can borrow. You deserve to know the details about costs, rates, programs and most importantly HOW MUCH house you can buy based on your preferred monthly payment range. Of course buying your first home will be a bit stressful but if you feel uncomfortable about the process or about asking questions then you should find a mortgage professional that will take their time and educate you as well as answer all of your questions. Ask an experienced realtor for a lender referral. Preparing to buy your first home is not something you want to rush through.


Contact me today for all of your home financing needs!

We offer low down payment FHA loans, 3% conventional loans, & more!

Jessica Brate

Licensed Loan Originator Cell: 518-505-1304 jbrate@homesteadfunding.com 8 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205 • Office: 518-464-1100 Licensed Mortgage Banker • NYS Department of Financial Services • NMLS ID# 56711 • Company NMLS ID# 3232 Product requirements effective 1/1/22. Product availability & requirements subject to change at any time. Additional restrictions/conditions may apply.

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Real Estate Services

Ask me about the 100% Money Back Guarantee!

DESTINY CICCONE Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Cell: 518.641.8546 Office: 518.883.8904 destinyfciccone@gmail.com

3748 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010

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DeGiulio Brothers Flooring is now offering 0% APR Financing for up to18 Months!

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We are a Successful, Hardworking Company with a Fabulous Reputation and we are here for you! Give us a call, we are at your service 7 days a week! Serving: Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie & Albany Counties


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The Great e k a L a g a d n a c Sa

The lake was made on March 27, 1930 when the Conklingville Dam was completed holding back 37 billion cubic feet of water, which became The Great Sacandaga Lake

Today, the lake is enjoyed by many for it’s recreational uses in every season.

This book, “The Sacandaga Story A Valley Of Yesteryear” by Larry Hart, tells the story of the making of the Great Sacandaga Lake A Great Read with Great Pictures!

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Located in the heart of Mayfield 8 School Street, Mayfield, NY 12117

Best Bar & Grill in Town!


Great Food and Drink Selection

7 Days A Week

You get the Real Deal Hometown Feel here!

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Special Events & Live Entertainment!

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-9:30pm

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Breakfast and Lunch Stop in and enjoy a great meal!

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2532 State Highway 30, Mayfield, NY 12177

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Northampton Beach Campsite 328 Houseman St, Mayfield, NY 12117 (518) 863-6000

Moffitt Beach Campground Page Street, Speculator, NY 12164 (518) 548-7102

Sacandaga Campground & Day Use Area 1047 State Hwy. 30, Northville, NY 12134 Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545

Caroga Lake State Campground & Day Use Area 3043 NY-29A, Gloversville, NY 12078 (518) 835-4241 Photo Credit: Bill Trojan - WATPHOTO

Above are just a few of the places you can visit there are many more!


www.reserveamerica.com to make camping reservations • www.dec.ny.gov - to find info about campsites, etc. Check out Facebook or the internet for many more places to go and enjoy the spring and summer season in this area Great Food, Great People!

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Business or Personal Insurance Robert J. Hoy Agency has been providing insurance coverage to Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, and Saratoga County since it was founded more than 50 years ago. We live and work here and are proud to be your local independent agent serving the Sacandaga Lake Region of Broadalbin, Mayfield, Northville, Edinburg, Gloversville, Johnstown & Amsterdam.

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Agora Marketplace

Local Artists selling incredible products!

Come inside to browse the booths of handcrafted items, high-end crafters, vintage surprises, and many more unique and happy finds. The Mini Happy Mug creating a delicious menu! Our new stage giving local musicians a place to shine!

AGORA is a place for EVERYONE! www.Agora50.com

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Our Vision

Our Mission

The mission of the Fulton County Historical Society is to acquire, preserve and promote the history of Fulton County, NY and to convey the significance to the public with tours, exhibits, programs, and research.

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The Museum consists of six exhibit spaces dedicated to particular areas of Fulton County history

Hands on History Summer Programs Tuesdays, June 28th, July 5th, 12th, and 19th Hands on History is back this summer with new programs for kids!

Calling all history-lovers! The FCHS is always seeking dedicated volunteers to join our team Fill out the contact form online or email us at ssaladino@fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org Check Facebook or the Website to find out more about our 2022 Special Exhibits

The Fulton County Historical Society and Museum will be a vibrant history center and museum engaging the community and its residents in supporting and investing in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Fulton County’s past.

Free Admission Open for the Season on June 4th Open: Sat. and Sun. 12-4pm in June Thurs. through Sun. 12-4pm from June 31 through Labor Day; Sat. and Sun. 12-4pm through Columbus Day.


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“Proud to be a Carnegie Library”

Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 9am-6pm Friday:9am-4pm • Saturday: 10am-1pm Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

The mission of the Johnstown Public Library is to meet the community’s educational and recreational informational needs, with excellent customer service, in a welcoming environment. How to get a Library Card: License or photo identification with current address is required to obtain a library card. Two pieces of mail from your current address can be substituted. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to obtain a library card. Library cards from any member library of the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) or Saratoga Adirondack Library System (SALS) are accepted here.

Services Available

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• Black and White Photocopying, $.25/page • Black and White Printing from Library Computers, $.10/page You can borrow Ebooks, (for computer, Kindle, Nook, iPad and many • Fax, $1.75 for 1 page and $1.00/page for all additional pages more devices), audiobooks & emagazines with a library card. • Free Wi-Fi

Giving The Library gratefully accepts donations and memorial tributes. Funds received as memorial donations are used to purchase books for the library’s collection, unless otherwise specified, with a bookplate acknowledging the donation placed inside. Donations to the library’s Endowment Fund or Capital Fund are also greatly appreciated.

The Johnstown Public Library is a tax-exempt public charity as described in section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is a local government agency that exists exclusively for public purposes.

Book Bundles are Available for Adults and Kids. Book bundles are hand-picked collections of books based around a topic of your interest. The options are endless! Interested in an adult book bundle? Contact Lori at lalbanese@mvls.info. For children’s book bundles, contact Valerie at vrogers@mvls.info.

Donations are accepted in cash or check form and can be made payable to Johnstown Public Library. They can be mailed to the Library: 38 South Market Street, Johnstown NY 12095 or brought directly to the Library’s front desk. We are excited to now accept gifts by credit card here or using the form on this page.

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Grab “N Go Crafts - they can be picked up or ordered for Curbside Pickup (Call and reserve first)

Thank You Look for our placemats at these restauarants... to the restaurants and advertisers who make these mats possible.

It’s Our 10th Year! Mike & Linda Palmieri


CP’s Family Restaurant Hagaman

Michael’s Diner Fultonville

Cronies Amsterdam

Mayfield Grill Mayfield

G’s Famous Lemon Cookies Amsterdam

Caesar’s Pizza Gloversville

Fresh Basil Amsterdam

Mountain Hut Gloversville (at the bar)

Cafe in the Village Broadalbin

Jackie’s Diner Gloversville

Let’s Twist Again Diner Perth

Early Birds Diner Galway

Miss Johnstown Diner Johnstown

Brittany’s Diner Ephratah

Shorty’s Southside Amsterdam

Pizza Hut Johnstown


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FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED! Right now, there are children in your community who need supportive, loving foster homes and foster parents. Being a foster parent isn’t easy—it takes a big commitment, a lot of understanding, and plenty of support. It also takes knowledge, and it’s vitally important that prospective foster parents know what’s true and what’s false throughout the process. The best way to counter a myth is with a fact, so we’ve put together a list of common misconceptions surrounding foster care.


A Few Myths and Facts about Foster Care MYTH: I could never be a foster parent because I am not married and I don’t make a lot of money. I don’t even own my own home. FACT: There are no such requirements. We have foster parents who are not married, who are single, who own homes, or who rent a home or apartment. The only financial requirement is that you have enough income to support yourself and your family aside from the stipend you are reimbursed for the care of a child in foster care. MYTH: Foster parents have to stay at home with the children and are unable to have their own jobs or careers. FACT: We have many foster parents who are stay at home, yet we have just as many who work outside of the home.



MYTH: My children are grown and out of the house. I am too old to be a foster parent. FACT: The only age requirement is that foster parents be at least age 21. We have many “empty nesters” who find foster parenting to be a rewarding experience. MYTH: You need to have parenting experience to be a foster parent, and I’ve never raised any children. FACT: Not true! We have many foster parents who do not have children. These foster parents are responsible people who have made a commitment to children and demonstrate an ability to parent and have a willingness to learn parenting skills.

Have Questions? Call Us At...

Northern Rivers Family of Services 73 N. Main St, Suite 106, Gloversville, New York 12078

(518) 736-1780 Office

MYTH: Foster children have been abused so much that they are beyond help. I wouldn’t really be making a difference anyway. FACT: We have found children are amazingly resilient. Foster parents who can provide a structured, predictable, and nurturing environment can make a big difference for children. These children will grow up to be adults in our communities. The way we respond now to their needs will impact the kind of adult they become in the future. Above are just a few, see more myths and facts at:


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Fulton County Animal Crimes Task Force is Created Multiple agencies combine strengths to fight animal crimes in Fulton County, NY. GLOVERSVILLE, NY - The Fulton County Regional SPCA and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office are proud to announce the formation of the Fulton County Animal Crimes Task Force. The task force is a multi-agency network that will respond to and prosecute allegations of animal abuse, neglect, and cruelty in Fulton County, New York. The group will collaborate to investigate reported animal crimes and/or situations of animal neglect throughout Fulton County and utilize the resources available to work toward achieving justice on behalf of the animals. “This task force was created to be the voice for animals who have none. We need to do better to protect such helpless animals; those who love us unconditionally and only ask that we love and protect them in return. Our goal is to create a network of professionals throughout Fulton County who will work together to efficiently investigate and prosecute animal abuse cases. We want to make sure that not only our law enforcement officers, but the general public know what to look for and what to do when they suspect or observe animal abuse. It is very important that these offenders are prosecuted effectively while ensuring that the offender does not reoffend. I am very proud to say we have some of best people on this task force and Thhee FFuultltoon am excited to get to work. I want to leave you with one quick reminder, if n CCoouunnty ty TTa sk FFoorc ask a rcee isis aa mu you see something, say something. Visit our website and send us a mesaggeennccy y nneetw twoork lti-multi rk crreeaate c te invveesti sage if you suspect animal abuse or call your local law enforcement agento re in dd to resp stiggaate spoonndd to te aanndd ppro to ro ,, seccu se cy.” says Acting District Attorney Amanda Nellis. te aannim ute nneeggle imal lecctt a “We have the privilege of and a responsibility to educate the community and its Law Enforcement Officers about these crimes. We are confident that having a dedicated and focused animal welfare team spanning the County will strengthen our collective ability to making a difference in the lives of animals in the community we all serve” states FCRSPCA President Renee L. Earl “Gloversville Police Department takes crimes against animals very seriously and has worked well with Fulton County Regional SPCA and surrounding agencies in the past. We look forward to working together as a task force to pool our resources and increase our knowledge on these matters.” comments Gloversville Police Department’s Chief Anthony Clay. One important component of the Task Force are the members of the Fulton County Probation Department. “Conviction on animal abuse and animal cruelty charges implies an inherent inability to provide appropriate care to animals in the future. Since serious and violent animal cruelty offences are often associated with other crimes, it is imperative to hold perpetrators accountable with such sentences as a substantial period of probation supervision to allow for treatment and rehabilitation of offenders. With a period of probation, a judge can ban an offender from owning or possessing animals, as well as have all affected animals be forfeited to an animal protection organization for rehoming and placement. In addition, while the ban of owning or possessing animals is in effect, the judge can request that probation officers be permitted to make unannounced home visits as a term of probation to ensure that this provision is enforced” explains Cheryl Galarneau, Fulton County Probation Dept. Director. “The task force is a welcome new tool providing training and investigative support in our County. Having the ability to collaborate with a team of professionals that are dedicated to the welfare of animals will be an incredible resource for the County. The Fulton County Sheriff ’s Department is looking forward to the partnership the task force brings and the successes which can be achieved as we share resources, knowledge, and expertise across agencies and professions.” says Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. The Task Force meets bi-monthly while keeping in constant communication in between meetings. The community is welcomed to visit the website at https://actf.fcrspca.org. “We are undoubtedly stronger together and we are all working toward the same goal of advocating for and protecting the animals in our community.” says Earl. source: www.fcrspca.com (April 17, 2022) Fulton County Regional SPCA

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Amsterdam Kitten This Guy Adoption, is a Big Hunk ofInc. Love!

Amsterdam Kitten Adoption, Inc. Hagaman, New York 12086 (518) 265-2842 Gina Kline

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Certificate #RR120 Scan Here to See More Pets Available for Adoption at Amsterdam Kitten Adoptions

We are a local rescue dedicated to helping local kittens find homes. Our adoption fee covers the spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, fvrcp vaccine, flea treatment, dewormer, nail trim and ear cleaning. Thanks to generous donations and support from our community we have been able to assist over 2500 kitties since we started. We have also been able to expand our community outreach programs to help more owned animals with surgery and supplies. If you like kitties but don’t think you want a long term commitment we are always looking for foster homes. Snow birds welcome! This is a great way for people who love kittens to spend time with them while they wait for their forever homes.

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6 mos old



Female This girl is adorable and has a totally sweet personality. She is looking for her perfect forever home!.

- Amsterdam, NY


Sweet and mild tempered. Has her moments of zoomies but loves a good snuggle. Chases after her sisters.

Female She is a sweet and playful little lady. Loves belly rubs and cuddling. Great personality and beautiful markings.

or call Gina Kline for more information


Kitten Precious! Quite calm for a kitten but has her moments of play. Loves her toys. She has beautiful markings too!



Spayed Female All around perfect cat with polydactyl thumbs! Likes other cats, so she would enjoy some playmates.

Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed





Neutered Male

Spayed Female

Came from a hoarding situation, needs many teeth removed. After surgery, he would like to go home w/his sister Koor.

Came from a bad situation but she is the sweetest girl. She came in with her brother, Pantaloons

We are always looking for volunteers to help out with adoption clinics, bake sales and transportation. Applications are available online at




2 yrs old

Spayed Female She is sweet, loving & affectionate. Has lived with kids, cats and dogs.

3 yrs old

Spayed Female Has a silky soft gray coat. This sweet girl lives with multiple cats in her foster home. Ready for a family of her own!

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Montgomery County SPCA Montgomery County SPCA Road,

For over a 100 years dogs and cats in Amsterdam have gotten plenty of love from the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Montgomery County SPCA as they await their forever families.

Amsterdam, NY 12010

842-8050 • www.MC-SPCA.org Email: info@mc-spca.org

Go online to www.mc-spca.org to join our mailing list.

The MCSPCA cares for unwanted, abused, abandoned and neglected animals, including hoarding situations. While they provide sanctuary for companion animals, their work goes far beyond simply housing, feeding and loving these creatures. The MCSPCA’s programs and services include a low cost feline spay and neuter program, a foster care network, food for your pet, micro chipping for your pet, investigating cruelty and neglect complaints, housing animals from cruelty and neglect investigations, animal legislation advocacy, education and more. Got Barn Cat – The MCSPCA will provide fully vetted feral cats to those who have a barn for their shelter and will feed the cats. We at the MCSPCA are proud of the difference we make in the lives of both the animals and the individuals to whom we provide assistance.

Scan Here to See Pets Available for Adoption at MCSPCA


• Appointments preferred. Arrangements can be done by email or calling the shelter. • Surrenders and Redemptions are by appointment ONLY.

5 yrs. old

Spayed Female

I would do best as an only dog, but I don’t mind being around a calm cat. I love to snuggle!




I am sweet and friendly and love belly rubs. I get along w/other dogs and cats too! I love to play!

or go to: www.mc-spca.org to find out more!

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Neutered Male

- Amsterdam, NY

3 yrs old

2 ½ yrs old

Neutered Male

Neutered Male

I love people and getting outside to explore and go for walks. I like playing w/my toys and get along w/other dogs.

I am friendly and energetic boy. I love attention and my toys! I get along well w/female dogs only.


4 yrs old

Spayed Feamle

I love hanging out with my human and going for car rides. I would enjoy a big backyard to run and play in.

Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed




11 yrs. old

6 yrs. old

Neutered Male

Spayed Female

I enjoy walking around the cat room and playing w/my toys. I am sweet and affectionate.


2 yrs old

Neutered Male

5 yrs old

I am very loving boy! I like to play I am a sweet and affectionate boy. with my toys and get along w/other cats. I would love a calm home where I can relax in the sun and enjoy my senior years. I love attention from people & ear scratches.

Spayed Female

I like attention on my terms. I would love a quiet home where I could relax in the sunshine.


2 ½ yrs old

Spayed Female

I am very independent. I will sit next to you, but prefer not to be held. Would love a calm and quiet home.

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The Cat Sanctuary and Center, Inc. - Broadalbin, NY ThisInformation Guy is a Big Hunk of Love! The Cat Sanctuary & Information Center Reopens in Broadalbin, NY We are run completely with volunteers. Unfortunately we have very limited space for intake and most often no space, but our volunteers are still here to assist you in any way we can.

501-C-3 Nonprofit

Donations can be mailed to: TCSIC, PO Box 344, Gloversville, New York 12078 or to Paypal under MLAUTMAN@NYCAP.RR.COM - please put a memo that your donation is to TCSIC or something specific like a particular surgery.

People helping people help feral, stray, and owned cats



Michelle Lautman


(and some other beaked and furred critters too)

(518) 705-1722






If one of our furry faces peaks your interest go to www.tcsib.org to fill out our application. Please email it to mlautman@nycap.rr.com or snail mail it to P.O. Box 344, Gloversville NY 12078




We are a bonded pair and must go home together!


Neutered Male Neutered Male Neutered Male Spayed Female Neutered Male Tommy will make a great He is bit shyer than his brother King. When you are with King you know Bob is beautiful. He is a sweet boy A couple of pets and she will be companion for someone, Sweet and handsome boy. Waldo you are in the presence of royalty. once you earn his trust. He does take all yours! This sweet girl wants he is just waiting and King are bonded so they He is loving and sweet. King needs a while to warm up to you and is to go home to a life of love for someone to love. must go home together. to be adopted w/his brother Waldo. happy surrounded by kittens. as soon as possible! Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed





Spayed Female Sassy but classy. Pretty Sassy knows what she wants and will to ask for it. She can be shy or wants all the love and pets depending on her mood.

Neutered Male Sweet Timmy loves pets and cuddles. He was formerly Tiny Timmy but has outgrown his name and wants to go home with everyone he meets.

You will be contacted with the further necessary steps to bring us home. Our adoption fee is $125.00 and includes distemper and rabies vaccinations, FELV and FIV testing, flea control as well as our spay or neuter.


Neutered Male Everyone loves a sharp dressed man. TJ is dressed to impress from his perfectly gloved paws to the gorgeous white tipped tail.



Neutered Male This Night is nothing to be afraid of. This adorable void was built for love. Do you have room for a sweet Night in your life?

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Check Facebook for Dates and Times as Penny frequently holds adoption clinics at Petsmart in Amsterdam, NY

Dally’s Hope 4 Paws - Hagaman, NY This Guy is a BigRescue Hunk of Love!

Dally’s Hope 4 Paws Rescue

1 Paw ❖ 1 Hand ❖ 1 Voice

501(c)3 not for profit rescue


Penny Ross, who resides in Hagaman, NY is the founder of this rescue. Penny started the rescue in memory of her daughter Dallas who passed in October of 2015.

If you would like more information please contact Penny at (518) 410-9201

If you would like to donate to Dally’s Hope 4 Paws Rescue, please do so via PayPal to: pjross065@gmail.com


Great Pyrenees Mix - Male


7 mos old

Great Pyrenees Mix - Male

Photo Credit: Tanya Bassillion Photography

or contact Penny at (518) 410-9201

Check out Dally’s Hope 4 Paws Rescue on

7 mos old

7 mos old

Penny has worked with a few southern shelters in AL and VA for several years. Penny creates her own transports...to get them here to forever homes and rescues as many local dogs as she can as well.

Inquire on any dog on Petfinder at dallyshope27@gmail.com


Great Pyrenees Mix - Female

Dally’s Hope 4 Paws Rescue is an all breed dog rescue.



7 mos old

Great Pyrenees Mix - Female

Sadly, each of these dogs was dumped w/5 other siblings at a kill shelter in Virginia. Friendly w/people and dogs, this breed is loyal and loving, usually good with cats, temperments are great and they are BIG snugglers. Fully vetted and chipped. All six are here at this rescue.

10 yrs old

Spayed Female Family turned her in, she deserves to live out the rest of her life in a loving home. Gets along with other dogs, sweet and easy going, doesn’t bark.

Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed


1 ½ yrs old

Neutered Male Was adopted out at 4.5 mos and returned at 15 mos He got too big for his family.

Duke is a very friendly boy he is in a house with many other dogs and he does great but he does best with females. He is crate trained he would need a very extra large crate. He is housebroken. He has a gentle soul. Needs some manners. Learning how to walk on a leash. He is strong! He loves to ride in the car. He needs lots of room. We want him to have a fenced-in yard. He is about 110 pounds. Really great boy! He is not going to be adopted out on a farm.


3 yrs old

Neutered Male Such a friendly and quiet boy. Currently lives with many other foster dogs and does great!

This poor sweet friendly boy has suffered neglect and torment for a long time by his humans in Virginia. He has been through several rounds of antibiotics and medicated baths. Look past his appearance and welcome him in to your family.


7 yrs old

Neutered Male Sadly, he has spent his entire life on a chain and all he wants is his own family and a spot on the couch!

Ty is so friendly and happy go lucky. He is housetrained, very laid back, will make a great family dog. He has been housebroken since arriving. It would be easiest for him to be an only dog. Needs a home without a lot of commotion. He has been in a separate foster home for 4 months. He did meet a cat and didn’t really care.

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Kitten Mayfield, NY This Angels Guy is a Big- Hunk of Love! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescue of abandoned & orphaned kittens, pregnant cats, mama cats & their kittens through foster care. So many kittens are in need of a loving home. There are in-residence cats at the Latham, Niskayuna, Amsterdam and Glenmont Petsmart adoption centers to see, but meetings and adoptions are now done by appt. with a preapproved application.

501(c)3 not for profit rescue

233 Houseman Street. Mayfield, NY 12117 (518) 573-9906 adoptions@kittenangels.org

Scan Here to find out more about Kitten Angels


1 yrs old Spayed Female She is coming out of her shell but can still be nervous so a home without dogs and children over 10 is best. Good with other cats.

If you would like to get involved with Kittens Angels you can become a foster parent, adopt one of our kitties, or volunteer!

Our fosters help us rescue all these amazing kittens and your donations help us feed, spay/neuter, vaccinate and get veterinary care, and save so many more. All donations to Kitten Angels are tax deductible. Thank you so much for all your care and support.

Check out Kitten Angels on

We currently need fosters so please reach out if you would like to find out more about becoming a foster parent for Kitten Angels. You can also see available cats at: petfinder.org/shelters/NY868.html

or go to: www.kittenangels.org to find out more!



1 ½ yrs old Neutered Male Special needs - positive for Felv & FIV Needs home w/another positive cat or needs to be the only cat but he is great with cat friendly dogs!

We also have some special needs cats who really need the right home. Please consider adopting to give these cats their best life!

2 yrs old Neutered Male He is special needs, and needs a special person. He has bouts of excessive eye drainage that come and go.



2 yrs old Neutered Male His name says it all, very laid back but would prefer a home without dogs. .

8 mos old Spayed Female Given up due to allergies, good with other cats but no dogs please. Older children would be best.

Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed

Want to help the kitties, but cannot adopt? Go to Kittenangels.org and find their wishlist online!


Their fosters could really use the items to take care of all their angels. At this time they especially in need of donations of Fancy Feast canned kitten food and KMR powder. You can also sign up for Amazon smile to automatically donate with every order.

What about Fostering?

GO ONLINE and find out more - fill out an application, we need you! The joys of fostering are immeasurable. The trust that’s built, the cuddling, the care, the purrs. It’s an experience you should not miss.

10-12 yrs old Neutered Male

Special Needs Boy White tabby - he is blind, 1 eye has been removed and blind in other. Needs quiet, calm home, no children under 13, NO DOGS, needs time to get acclimated with layout of room but then gets around normally.

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James A. Brennan Memorial Society - Johnstown, NY This Guy is aHumane Big Hunk of Love! The Brennan Humane Society provides a tangible example of James A. Brennan

Memorial Humane Society 437 Nine Mile Tree Rd., Gloversville, NY 12078


humane ethics and compassion for all living creatures.

The shelter serves the surrounding communities in many ways:

JABMHS Cat Neutering

Male cats can be neutered on our site on Mondays and Fridays. Call for appt.

By providing shelter, food, water, medical care, safety to stray, homeless and unwanted cats and dogs. Helps families find lost pets, teaches about kindness and safety regarding pets, provides an aggressive Spay/Neuter Program for low income families in Fulton County, helps Seniors with their Pet Food Bank, provides work study opportunities for students, and advocates for Animal Law at the State and Federal levels.

Our onsite fees are as follows: $50 - neutering $75 - neutering, and shots (rabies & distemper) $100 - neutering, shots & Fiv/Felv Tests

Scan Here to See All Pets We offer both group and private cremation in your time of need. Please call for pricing and information. Available for Adoption at Check out James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society on Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10-3; Brennan go to: www.pawsforyou.org to find out more! Tues. 2-5; Sun. 10-2;


1 -2 years old Neutered Male

Check out this handsome beefcake!

Lucas needs a new start in life. His old family left him in the apartment when they moved out. Lucas is a sweet boy who would do best as the only pet but may be okay with another easy going dog. Lucas is neutered, vaccinated, and HW negative.


5-7 years old Neutered Male

Check out this handsome panther!

Marvin is more of a dog in a cat’s body. Marvin loves people and does well with dogs. He’s a little bossy with other cats but with some time he does usually does fine. Marvin is somewhere between 5-7 years old. He’s neutered, vaccinated, and FIV/FeLv tested.


ted! p o d A 1-2 years old Neutered Male

This big goofy boy really wants a home now!

This big goofy guy is about 75 pounds of fun! Tanner has lots of energy and loves to play. He has lived with another dog but needs a home without small children and without cats. Tanner is neutered, vaccinated, and heartworm negative.

Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed

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Many kittens of all kinds are available for adoption during kitten season. Fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations and FIV/FeLv testing. Please come by and visit!

$10.00 Donation PER Dog, Cat or Ferret, we accept CASH ONLY * Cats and Ferrets must be in a carrier or box * Dogs must be leashed

AT: 2714 State Hwy. 29, Johnstown, NY 12095 (At the County Services Complex behind the Public Health building) This clinic is for Fulton and Hamilton County Residents ONLY

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Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter This Guy is a Big Hunk of Love!- Sprakers, NY Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter operates a No-Kill “quality of life” shelter, Ayres Memorial and the devoted workers are committed to making sure that each and every animal in their care has exactly that. Animal Shelter

133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166


Please contact us to schedule an appointment

All would-be adoptive families are carefully screened before being allowed to take home any pet. In this way, each adopted animal is assured of a good and loving home.


Our Surgical Site is up and running. If you have an animal that needs to be spayed or neutered, please call us at 518-673-5670 to be put on our list. Every animal must have a valid rabies certificate. No animal accepted at the clinic without full payment of fees prior to surgery. Call for fees or go to our website. A Huge Thank You to Dr. Linda Kolnick for her part in making this clinic possible!

If you would like to make a donation to our shelter please send it to the address above.

Rabies and DHPP shots are available at the clinic.

Check out Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter on




9 to 10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

8 yrs old Pittie/Bulldog Mix

Spayed Female

Spayed Female

Spayed Female This beautiful girl has a story, call us. Dog selective, home w/no kids is best. *required to stay within 1 hr. of Ayres.

or go to: www.AyresAnimalShelter.org



8 to 9 yrs old

7 to 8 yrs old Spayed Female

Neutered Male Needs a patient home that will teach him all the good in life as he was a stray. May be able to live w/respectful dogs & cats.

Would love a quiet home where she This super sweet girl is looking for a She loves everything and everyone! can lay in the sun and follow her home all her own. Trixie has so much Patsy needs a forever family to call owner around is best. Takes meds home and retire in! love to give and she is still playful! for seizures, but does it like a pro. Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed




2 to 3 yrs old

8 to 9 yrs old

6 yrs old

Spayed Female

Shepherd/Lab Mix - Neutered Male

Lilly is the sweetest girl! She loves people and is okay with dogs that respect the princess she is.

Ted loves outside time and down time too! This guy needs a home with no kitties. He is on a smidge of a diet.

Neutered Male He’s a little shy at first, but when he knows you - you are in. Alec is a polydactyl kitty and his big ol’ mits are so handsome.


11 yrs old


2 yrs old

Jack Russell Terrier - Neutered Male

Beagle - Neutered Male

Alex requires a kid and cat free home. He loves his people, but a quiet home would be best. Loves going outside.

He is good with kids and okay w/most other dogs. Needs housebreaking and basic training - quick learner though.

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AYRES MEMORIAL ANIMAL SHELTER A quality of life shelter

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AMSTERDAM KITTEN ADOPTIONS Caring for local cats and kittens

518-842-1840 www.mct-fcu.com

Federally Insured by NCUA

Fulton County Regional SPCA - Gloversville, NY Fulton County Fulton County Regional SPCA is a 100% volunteer-run, donation-funded organization originally founded as Regional Animal Shelter in 2002. Regional SPCA What We Do

117 W. Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078


to decrease the number of unwanted animals. Scan Here to See All Pets Available for Adoption on our website.

Scan Here To Visit Our Facebook Page.

Educate the public

and dog owners on animal health, training, and awareness.

Fulton County Regional SPCA 2012 2022 10 Years!

2 Years Old

Beagle/Lab Mix • Neutered Male

Enrolled in our PAWSitivity Program learning skill & is ready for adoption! No kids or cats/Dogs are Ok

The first step is to fill out an online application. Only after an application is accepted will we make an appointment for you and your family to come meet the animal(s) you are interested in adopting.

Applications can be found at https://fcrspca.org/adopt

Check out Fulton County Regional SPCA on or go to: www.fcrspca.org to find out more!



On April 30th, 2022...Senator Jim Tedisco said... ”Proud to recognize their good work today with a NYS Senate citation at their 10th anniversary birthday party at Stump City Brewing LLC in Gloversville”

10 Years!

Adopting from Regional SPCA is an easy process which will help you find the dog or cat that is perfect for you and your family.

Reunite - stray dogs with their families. Rescue - animals from bad situations. Adopt dogs - into new, loving homes. Spay & Neuter



We are currently open by appt. only

If you would like to donate to the shelter, our biggest need is money! 100% of your donation goes toward the care and well-being of the dogs! See our entire wish list on our website at fcrspca.org Currently we are in short supply of canned dog food, Purina One brand.

Thank you!


2 Years Old

Lab Mix • Neutered Male

Ready for a second chance in life! Was in rough shape but doing well. Loves to give smooches and get treats!

Please contact this shelter for more information on these pets* and/or on other pets available for adoption * Note: some or all of these pets may have been adopted since this was printed

Our Future Plans...

Ultimately, we will still be constructing, funding, operating, and maintaining a new animal shelter with an on-site spay-neuter clinic in our community to best serve the animals in the region. There is still a dire need for help in the stray and unwanted animal population. It is our goal to provide immediate shelter and care for any and all homeless or abused animals and shelter them until such time as they are redeemed to their owners, adopted into new families. We intend to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a-week, and respond to the public and municipalities that we serve. Also, by actively seeking grants and funding, we hope to help reduce the stray animal population to zero by participating in any spay/neuter programs available and to actively promote education, training, and public awareness. The new shelter will have space for education classes and the facilities for on-site low cost spay/neuter, rabies, and microchip clinics.

Watch for fundraisers throughout the year and/or if would like to donate please contact the shelter. Thank you!


2 Years Old

Boxer/Pit Mix • Neutered Male

He loves to run and play ball! Plays a bit rough, so a properly matched dog would be best.


2 Years Old

Pitbull Terrier • Neutered Male

Was attacked by another dog in his home so he needs to be the only dog. Smart, happy and healthy!

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Fulton County Regional SPCA is 100% volunteer-run. This means we have zero paid staff! We want to loudly and proudly give a HUGE thank you to ALL our volunteers who truly are the heart of Regional! Volunteers do everything from caring for the animals physically in our shelter, transporting them to vet appointments, planning and running fundraisers, performing maintenance to keep the shelter and yard safe, coordinating and organizing supplies and fostering to provide temporary homes for those animals that do not do well in a shelter environment. We are always looking for people to join our GREAT team. To learn more visit:

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