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March 10, 2012

Volumee 2 • Numberr 34

In n this Issue Antique show & sale Page A36

Home Improvement

Page A43

St. Patrick’s Day Dining A35

Tax Time Page A37

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” ~ Deuteronomy 6: 6-7


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On the cover Published weekly on Saturday by Lee Publications 6113 St. Hwy. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

Publisher, President

Frederick W. Lee V.P., General Manager

Bruce Button

The snow and warm weather brought out the fun in these two guys as they built a ‘snow crocodile’ Photo by Alison Swartz

V.P., Production

Mark W. Lee Circulation Manager... ....Tony Keba Classified Ad Manager.......Peggy Patrei Comptroller........Robert Moyer Managing Editor......Joan Kark-Wren Page Composition.......Deb Countryman Production Coordinator........Jessica Mackay Shop Foreman...........Harry Delong

Ad Sales John Snyder, Sales Manager 518-673-0129, jsnyder@leepub.com Mark Fowler, Sales Associate 518-673-0116, mfowler@leepub.com Kristen Lee, Sales Associate 518-673-0100, klee@leepub.com Tom May, Sales Associate 518-673-0165,tmay@leepub.com Mary Skinner, Sales associate 518-673-0130, mskinner@leepub.com Reader ads 518-673-3011 or 800-218-5586 Bruce Button-Corporate Sales Manager 518-673-3011, bbutton@leepub.com Accounting/Billing-Alyce Moyer 518-673-0149, amoyer@leepub.com Commercial Printing-Beth Snyder 518-673-0101, bsnyder@leepub.com Delivery concerns-Tony Keba 518-673-3011, pennysaver@leepub.com Send all correspondence to: PO Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 Advertising e-mail: jsnyder@leepub.com Editorial e-mail: jkarkwren@leepub.com Web site: www.vpennysaver.com 518-673-3011 Phone • 518-673-2381 Fax

We cannot GUARANTEE the return of photographs. Publisher not responsible for typographical errors. Size, style of type and locations of advertisements are left to the discretion of the publisher. The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher. We will not knowingly accept or publish advertising which is fraudulent or misleading in nature. The publisher reserves the sole right to edit, revise or reject any and all advertising with or without cause being assigned which in his judgement is unwholesome or contrary to the interest of this publication. We assume no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisement, but if at fault, will reprint that portion of the ad in which the error appears.

The Original Valley Pennysaver is delivered to 100 percent of the homes in the following towns: Ames Marshville Brooksman Corners Nelliston Buel Oppenheim Canajoharie Palatine Bridge Ephratah Randall Fort Plain Salt Springville Freysbush Sprakers Hallsville Sprout Brook Hessville St. Johnsville Lasselville Starkville Find The Original Valley Pennysaver in strategic locations in: Amsterdam Little Falls Charleston Mohawk Cherry Valley Richfield Springs Dolgeville Salisbury E. Springfield Sammonsville Fonda Sharon Springs Fultonville Springfield Center Gloversville Stratford Herkimer Tribes Hill Ilion Vails Mills Johnstown


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Original Valley PENNYSAVER • March 10, 2012 # # # # ADVERTISERS Get the best response from your advertisements by including the condition, age, price and best calling hours. Also we always recommend insertion for at least 2 times for maximum benefits.

518-673-3011 The Canajoharie Farmers Market is accepting applications for the 2012 season. Our great location at the Arkell Museum, just off Exit 29 of the Thruway, provides easy access to and from Albany, Utica, Sharon Springs, Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs and Adirondacks. For more information visit www.canajohariefarmersmarket.com or call 518-922-5127 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental 12 Willett St Fort Plain (518)993-3834 Remodel your home and your budget at the same time. You can rent dry wall jacks, wallpaper steamers, tile saws, carpet installation tools and get your remodeling project started with professional quality tools and expert advice. FOR SALE: 4 bedroom home in St. Johnsville on quiet street near park, nice home, at only $59,900 or make offer. Call (518) 332-5157.

CHECK YOUR AD ADVERTISERS should check their ads on the first week of insertion. Lee Publications, Inc. shall not be liable for typographical, or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the first weeks insertion of the ad, and shall also not be liable for damages due to failure to publish an ad. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. Report any errors to 518-673-3011 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental 12 Willett St Fort Plain (518)993-3834 Get a jump on your spring! Flower and vegetable seeds are in, along with everything you need to get them started. LOOKING FOR somewhere to have your child’s birthday party, have a baby or bridal shower? Maybe you need space for a weekly or occasional meeting. Call The Community Youth Center for details. 518-673-5117 FOR LEASE: Storefront w/deck, parking, fabulous location on the West Canada Creek, Possible Bakery, Ice Cream, Sandwich Shop on Busy Rt. 28, $300/month. Richard 315-725-8822

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For Sale- 2003 Ford Windstar LX, V6, automatic. Nice vehicle for family. Call Turnpike Auto Sales (607) 264-3680 or go to 5519 US Hwy. 20, East Springfield for a test drive. Financing Available.

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Hello Again, I may have wrongfully assumed I had a workable handle on the King’s English. For sure, I’m not a wordsmith, just a country-speaking boy. However, I would never say, “I ain’t got none,” or “If’n I had my druthers,” or “I know I dasen’t speak liken that.” Now I find myself between a pile of rocks and a hard spot. First of all, the name of our Florida campground is Vacation Inn Resort. Kind of a highfalutin name for a campground, isn’t it? Several of our neighbors live in their fifth wheel R.V.’s or motor homes year around. They are known as full-timers. During the hot Florida summer season, they head up North for a cooler vacation. More than a few end up in our Adirondack, Mohawk Valley, Catskill Mountain area. Might be closer to heaven than they will ever get. Native Floridian complain a little about us Northerners, calling us “snow birds,” hinting we should go home. You know, “Go home, Yank.” Being a gentler breed, we Northerners do not complain about these transient Floridians when they visit our piece of heaven on earth. As long as they arrive with good credit cards and/or their pockets full of cash and have the good sense to go back South before they go broke, well maybe nearly broke. The point that I am attempting to make is—Most of those summer birds claim to be Americans like us but speak a strange dialect. For example, in church the parson is not the pastor but “ever” parson in a room. Other times the pastor is a “pasture” where the livestock graze. You might overhear a lady say she uses lord for fryen or baken, or excusing herself to take a five minute innermission to attend the batroom. Up home, we mow the grass on our lawn. Down here they claim it’s a lawn time since they’ve had a cold drink. They might say, “less go to the movie ta-nite,” or “it’s a shower thing a doctor will iron more than a ditch digger.” A young man from up home was overheard bragging about the girl who would soon become his bride. He said, “She’s unna like any other girl I have ever met.” We all understood what he said. Last fall I met a lifetime resident of my old hometown village of Middlefield. He asked, “Do you ever visit Mif-field anymore?” Now—maybe you can understand why I feel I am caught


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between a pile of rocks and a hard spot. I want to fit in and sound like a native storyteller—a good solid English-speaking boy and not a snow bird, a summer bird, or even a lad from Mif-field. On the other hand, a good Irish boy, John F. Kennedy, said the U.S. was in trouble with “Cubur” and he was the president. So maybe you can learn to overlook my country-effort at being a storyteller. Like a country preacher, I just chatter away until I can think of something to say. A country preacher noticed a group of boys standing around a small stray dog. “What are you boys up to?” he asked. “Telling lies,” said one of the boys. “The one who tells the biggest lie gets the dog.” “Why, when I was your age,” the minister said, “I never thought of telling a lie.” A bit crestfallen, the boys stared at the dog. Finally one of them shrugged and said, “I guess he wins the dog.” I called home yesterday and asked my lawyer friend, “Who will win the election?” He answered, “That depends.” What would we do without legal opinions? I was talking with a fellow one day. He said, “I don’t believe in the Bible.” Then I asked, “Does that mean you read the Bible?” He answered, “Why would I want to read it?” I believe the day will come when he will wish he had read John 3:16-18. As your friend, I suggest you do read those three verses. One of our southern city friends trying to get our goat referred to use as “hillbillies” when we told him our hometown of Saint Johnsville has only one traffic light. He asked, “What do you and your hillbilly friends think of Daylight Savings Time?” I explained that in St. Johnsville it stays light until it gets dark, so it doesn’t make much difference. About a month from now we will be crossing the Mason-Dixon line on the way home. The dividing line between “You’s guys,” and “You all.” Remember to say thank you to the advertisers in the Original Valley Pennysaver. Without them, this little paper would not exist, and without you—their customers—they would not exist either. One local hand washes another. By phone, a couple of days ago, a friend said, “Fred, it’s good to hear your voice.” Say “Hi” to your neighbors. They will enjoy your voice. Better yet, invite them to go to Church with you. God Bless until next time, Fred Lee and the Lee Family


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For sale – 2004 Chevy Colorado, x-cab, 4 x 2, 5 cyl., auto, 82,543 miles. Asking $6,995.00 Call (518)568-2416, Sitterly’s Quality Auto for more information or stop in for a test drive. LOOKING FOR Quality Crafters to set up a booth in a new co-op center, monthly rentals, please call: (518) 3325157.

2002 Dodge Stratus, V6, low mileage – 117K and road ready. For more information call Turnpike Auto Sales (607) 2643680 or go to 5519 US Hwy. 20, East Springfield for a test drive. Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental 12 Willett St Fort Plain (518)993-3834 Painting? Stop in and get $5 off per gallon (5 gallon limit) and get expert advice too! POWER TOOLS not working? Don’t buy new! Call Empire Power and get them repaired. Call (518) 993-9997 543 Paris Rd., Fort Plain, NY 13339

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CALL: 518-673-2015 GET PREPARED FOR SPRING!! Plastmo Gutters are durable and east to install for the DIY. Available in white or brown. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental 12 Willett St Fort Plain (518)993-3834 We have Lignetics Wood Pellets, $5.29 per bag or $245 per ton FULL SERVICE ARCHERY SHOP Now Open!! The Sportsman’s Den, 36 Canal Street, Fort Plain, N.Y. Call (518) 993-1010 for more information. INSULATION: All Types. New/ Existing Buildings. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Call Upstate Spray Foam Insulation 315-822-5238. www.upstatesprayfoam.com FREE DELIVERY please see our Facebook page for details Mercato Pizza Restaurant. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-673-4411 2009 HYUNDAI Santa Fe Lmtd., AWD, maroon, 31k, V-6, auto, leather, moonroof, alloys, Loaded! SALE: $23,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518762-7124 FOR RENT: One large 5 bedroom, 2 bath house, in the town of Dolgeville for $750 a month plus utilities, and security deposit required. Please call 315-404-2639

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Get Ready For Your Spring Projects! 10% Off All Tool Repair w/Mention of Ad EXPIRES MARCH 31ST

• DeWalt Sales • Battery Pack Rebuilding Store Hours: Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 7AM-6PM FOR SALE: Gas stove, ex. cond., was hooked to natural gas. Asking $150. Call Country Treasures. (518) 561-5121. WE CARRY FABRAL roofing & siding panels with LIFETIME warranty against fading and chalking and ENERGY STAR APPROVED. Can be ordered cut to length and many colors to choose from. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville. 518-5687016

CRYSTAL LAKE (blue, GRAND GUSTO (green), BUTTERFLY BUSH (yellow), LAVENDER LANE (lilac) or any of the other 2000 colors available in flat, eggshell or semi-gloss Pittsburgh Paint. We can mix the color you wish. Just stop in at C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville, 518-5687016 You can place your Line Ad in this Publication for as little as $400.

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WE PAY CASH! for all types of Gold & Diamond jewelry. Gold Is At An All-Time High

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1-1/2 + TONS of coal, $300.00; Leisure Line Coal Stove/Furnace, 180,000 BTU, only one year old, paid $4,300, asking $2,600, includes all pipeing. 315-717-6040 RECORDS WANTED: We’ll buy your old records from 1930 1970. 45’s, 78’s, Albums, Rock-N-Roll, Blues, R&B, Country,etc. Call Pete 518-673-2384.

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MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 877-439-6803 STOP throwing away your battery packs from your power tools! Call Empire Power to have your battery pack rebuilt! Call (518)9939997 NOW OPEN In St. Johnsville: Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service LLC, 20 Bridge Street, St. Johnsville, NY. Call anytime 518-568-7040 or 315-866-1500. MAKE our phone ring so we can return the favor!! Place your reader ad today. Only $4 for the first 14 words. 518673-3237 2008 DODGE Nitro SXT 4x4, tan, 34k, V-6, auto, AC, CD, full power. SALE: $16,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124

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COLEMAN Powermate generator, 5000 running watts, 6250 maximum watts, Subaru 10 HP OHV OHC engine, 6 gallon fuel tank, $500. 315-823-3565 leave message, will get back to you. WANTED - CA$H PAID: for old jewelry, books. Dolls toys, even if broken, 1970s older. 1960s & older: Clothing. Old frames, Christmas, Halloween items. Interested in almost anything old. Shirley 315-894-9032. 2007 HONDA Accord SE, red, 52k, V-6, auto, alloys, full power. SALE: $14,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124

WANTED: Crafters & Vendors for St. Johnsville’s Springfest May 10th, 11th and 12th Call Gail at 518-5688310 of email rmurral@nycap.rr.com for more information. SONY 4speaker sound system, 3disc changer (MP3)/2cassette, new condition, Yieldhouse hutch optional, $150/$250. 518-6732952 OUR delicious bread is homemade and served free with every dinner. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-6734411 LOOKING FOR Quality Antique dealers for a coop Antique center in the center of New York. If interested in a space to rent, call: (518) 3325157. 2008 FORD F-150 Crew Cab XL 4x4, grey, 37k, V8, auto, alloys, AC, CD, full power, bed liner. SALE: $23,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 CATER your parties with us. Your guests will love it. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518673-4411

NEED A GAS SAVER? For Sale- 2005 Dodge Neon SXT, 4 cyl., auto, Nice shape and excellent on gas! Call Turnpike Auto Sales (607) 264-3680 or go to 5519 US Hwy. 20, East Springfield for more information on this vehicle. ATV TRAILERS by Bosski Industries first automatic “Dump Assist” trailers GVWR 800lbs.+ 1600lbs. models available. Come check them out at North Creek Auto 315-866-3698

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APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2-3 bedroom, no smoking, no pets, 1 car garage, Richfield Springs, Canandaigua Lake. 315-753-0509

2006 BUICK LaCrosse CX silver, 59k, V-6, auto, full power. SALE: $10,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 www.johncmiller.com

SAVE MONEY EVERY MONTH on your electric and natural gas bill. Please call Bob Failing III. 518-376-1151

FOR SALE: 1948 Ford 8N tractor with plow and a t t a c h m e n t s , $3,000/OBO. Call 607264-3680

LET US HELP you get rid of your unwanted stuff. Place a reader ad today. Only $4.00 for the 1st 14 words. Call 518-673-3011

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Day Old Chicks: Broilers, Layers Turkeys, Ducks

NEPPA Hatchery Jill & Ken Gies 660 Fordsbush Road Ft. Plain, NY 13339 email: giespasture@frontiernet.net Write or call for prices & availability

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YOUR COMPLETE STOCK SERVICE WE HANDLE COWS & HORSES Dead*Disabled*Down PLEASE CALL PROMPTLY (518) 993-2171 Fort Plain 1-800-811-0054 7-DAY SERVICE WE HAVE! Timberwolf log splitters. Call for pricing + models available. North Creek Auto 315866-3698

HELP WANTED: Part time experienced kitchen help. Only Experienced Need Apply. 64 Main Street, Canajoharie. HARLEY DAVIDSON’S bought and sold. Please call Bob Failing III for more info. 518-376-1151 Antique Auction – Pedal Cars, Taxidermy, Furniture, Collectibles and more! Saturday March 24th at 10:00 am @ 14 Bridge Street, St. Johnsville, N.Y. For more information call (518) 993-4668

MOVING SALE: Saturday, March 17th, 10am5pm. 118 Second Ave., Frankfort,NY upstairs. Everything must go!

BAKED VIRGINIA HAM $4.99 Lb., Genoa Salami $3.99 Lb., (sold by pounds only) if less than a pound 50¢ more a pound, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382

BACKHOE 3Pt. Hitch w/Hydraulic pump, 6½’ reach, brand new, $2,500. Stratford, NY. 315-429-3570

HAVE JUNK? Need to get rid of it? Call me and I’ll remove it for you! Call Justin 315-219-9112

(518) 673-3011 ~ To Place Your

Answers to this week’s puzzles

Whatchmacallits Cursive is not a fancy term for using bad language, but in years to come, the meaning of the word and the style of communication it represents may become as quaint and irrelevant as a quill pen. For years now, experts have been predicting that the keyboard will replace longhand. The instruction of penmanship in primary schools has greatly declined. Go back to the middle of the last century, when longhand ruled personal communication, and the state-of the-art, the ballpoint pen, was just catching on. Prior to that, the fountain pen, which could hold a reservoir of ink, was a pretty neat replacement for the dip pen that had to be continuously dipped in an ink well as one wrote. With the use of dip pens and earlier writing instru-

ments (and even some fountain pens), excess ink had to be soaked up from a letter. Blotting paper appeared in the U.S. in the 1840s and slowly replaced the use of blotting sand that would be sprinkled on the freshly penned page and then blown

off it. The sand was dispensed from a shaker like the one shown here, which is owned by Willis “Skip” Barshied Jr. Fountain pens are still sold by companies like Montblanc, but today they are more of a status symbol than a primary means of communication.


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ELLIOTT - Sweet male Beagle, about 6 years old. Found on Flanders Road, Root. Came to the shelter on February 28th.

KYLE - 2 year old male Pit Bull WILLA - Beautiful Female German mix, brindle and white. Found on Shepherd, about 1 year old. Found Wagner St., Fort Plain on February on Pickle Hill Road, Minden on 27th. Lively and Strong. March 2nd.

ANGEL - White female Pit Bull, 1 1/2 years old, 51 lbs. Found on Pleasant Place, Canajoharie in December 2011. Very sweet, people friendly. OK with dogs, cats, and older kids. Housebroken.

DENNY - 3-5 year old male tricolor Beagle. Found on Route 334, Fonda on February 27th. Very sweet with soulful eyes.

Donny - Large handsome orange and white male, about 5 years old, Found abandoned in a box in September 2011.

KATHY’S KITTEN - Black and white 7 week old male. Found in a barn on Egleston Road, Fultonville with siblings. Came to the shelter on February 26th.

KATHY’S KITTEN - Black and white 7 week old male. Found in a barn on Egleston Road, Fultonville with siblings. Came to the shelter on February 26th.

Free Wine and Cheese Tasting

NEEDED:

to benefit Ayres Animal Shelter Wednesday, March 28th 2012 6:00-8:30 PM at Dome49 Restaurant and Wine Bar 49 Hancock Street, Fort Plain for details call Joe at 518-774-4883

30 gallon or larger trash bags and cat litter WRATH OF GRAPES Over 9,000 Bottles of Wine In Stock 51 Hancock Street, Fort Plain, NY

Joseph Nalli, Esq. Counselor at Law Fort Plain 518-993-4486


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Rabies vaccination clinic announced for March There will be one rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets in the month of March on Saturday, March 17, at the Mohawk Town Barn, Park Street, Fonda, 9 a.m. - noon. New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets shall have initial vaccinations administered against rabies no later than 4 months of age and stay up to date with re-vaccinations. Re-vaccinations are required one year later and a booster shot every three years. It is important to have pets vaccinated in a timely manner in order for the pet to be considered protected against the virus. Pet

owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one or three year vaccination; without it your pet will receive a one-year vaccination only. To assure the safety of other pets and people; dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets must be contained in a pet carrier or box when attending the rabies clinic. Veterinarian administration fee is $10 per Rabies vaccine. Distemper shots will be available at an additional fee. For more information contact Montgomery County Public Health at 853-3531. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

WILL TAKE trade-in’s, I want Good used snowmobiles any brands any years old, will trade you for Brand NEW. Hud-son portable Sawmill, or firewood processor, tractor log skidding winch, wood elevator. Even a New Stihl chainsaw. Call Hudson Forest Equipment 800-765-7297. Barneveld, NY.

NEED WOOD? WE HAVE IT! Common pine, select pine, clear pine, hardwood, mouldings, spruce, Douglas fir, pressure treated and plywood. Just what you need for your projects! Also WOOD PELLETS! C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

HAVING A PARTY? Did you know the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department rents the kitchen and banquet room. For your convenience we now have an elevator. 518378-3279 or email jems@roadrunner.com

LOOKING FOR IT? Selling it? Looking for work? Looking to hire…

Give us a call at 518-673-3237 to place your reader ad today. CENTRAL BOILER EClassic OUTDOOR FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call North Creek Heat 315-866-3698

LAMINATE YOUR DOCUMENTS up to 11x17. Lee Publications, 6113 State Rt. 5, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. 518-673-0101 or bsnyder@leepub.com HOG CASINGS by the hank $26.95, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382

Vendor Mall @ the Newport Marketplace over 30 Vendors selling Collectibles, Treasures, New and Hand Crafted Items 7583 Main St., Newport -315-845-8822 Looking for work! Will clean your home, run errands, gardening or mow your lawn. Reasonable and dependable. Call after 5:30 pm, (315) 429-8464. 50 Lb. LARD for $62.50, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382 SEARCH & RESCUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other Police agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachusetts. We are looking for certified SCUBA divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general. The team will provide training and complete support as needed. Our headquarters is located in Waterford. Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit o u r w e b s i t e w w w. tri-stateemergencyteam.org

MAGNETIC SIGNS for trucks and cars. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 bsnyder@leepub.com

HAVE YOUR arrangements for you or your loved ones been prearranged? Call Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service LLC, for prearrangements, traditional funerals, Veterans Services, and cremations. Call anytime! 518-568-7040 or 315-866-1500 for more information. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Mercato Pizza Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518673-4411


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NEIGHBORHOOD DIRECTORY BUILDINGS

BUILDERS

CONTRACTING

“Where Quality Comes First”

FABRICS & SEWING NOTIONS

Tim’s

GENERAL PHASES CONTRACTING

Scenic Ridge Builders LLC

Custom Cupolas Available

2437 State Rt 7 PO Box 670 Cobleskill, NY 12043 518-234-2558 518-234-4430 Fax mortonbuildings.com

John Z. Stoltzfus Fort Plain, NY 13339

Edward Updyke

Building & Renovations

518-993-2569

SALES CONSULTANT

Snowplowing, Plumbing, Electric, Kitchen & Bath, Remodeling, Masonry, Siding & Windows, Minor Landscaping & Small Backhoe Work, Additions, Furnace, Boiler & Wood Stove Installations, Etc. “100’ Rooter” Professional Drain Cleaning 24 HOUR SERVICE

Tim Lighthall 518-993-2504 518-265-5848

FIREARMS

GOOD GUN BUYS • RIFLES • SHOTGUNS • PISTOLS • OPTICS • AMMO SPECIAL ORDERS 7 DAY DELIVERY

Buying Used Firearms Bill & Dee Dwyer 266 Shun Pike Rd. Sloansville, NY 12160 (518) 868-4662 goodgunbuys@ yahoo.com

KITCHENS

ADD-LIFE CUSTOM KITCHENS AND CABINET REFACING

Scenic Ridge Fabrics 151 Aird Rd., Fort Plain

518-993-2569

From the Kitchens of Mohawk Valley Cookbooks (Benefit Amish Schools)

INSULATION

To Advertise Your Business Call 518-673-3011 or Fax to 518-673-3245

24 Willow St., Amsterdam, NY 12010

Call 843-0307

For FREE ESTIMATE Showroom Open By Appt

$13.00 Weekly for 13 Weeks $18.00 Weekly for 4 Weeks

www.addlifekitchens.com

Spray Foam Insulation $ave on Your Heating and Cooling Bills $ave Energy

Call 518-284-2040

Contractor’s Millwork, Inc. Est. 1986 Owners/Operators: Alden and Steven Witham Sharon Springs, NY

MONUMENTS Humphrey Memorials, Inc. Monumental Design & Sales Cemetery Lettering Memorial Restoration 3051 State Rte. 28, Herkimer, NY 13350 315-866-4471 or 518-848-0963 Established in 1946

www.humphreymemorials.com humphreymemorials@verizon.net MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

Dixon McFee Matthew Spaulding

Todd McFee C.J. Karker

PLUMBING

TOWING & HAULING SERVICE

TRANSMISSIONS

MATTICE E & SONS

A&J CREWS

Barrett’s Transmissions General Repair

LLC “Your Indoor Comfort Controller” Residential & Commercial • HEATING • PLUMBING • COOLING 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE Estimates 40 years experience Family owned & operated Justin & Russell Mattice Palatine Bridge

518-441-0142

www.matticeandsonsheating.com

Snow Plowing & Removal Commercial & Residential

“Over 30 Years Experience”

Cleaning Out Your Basement, Attic, Home, Business, Etc.? Call for Trailer Rental Prices to Haul Your Stuff Away! Also, Hauling Crusher Run, Gravel, Etc.

Garry-Jason Barrett

Top Dollar Paid for Scrap Iron or Cars

148 Ripple Road Cherry Valley, NY 13320

315-823-4903 or 315-868-5747

Call Tony Crews, Owner for details

Owners

Phone & Fax:

518-993-2002


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Employment Agricultural Equipment Dealer is looking for an Assistant Service Manager/Service Writer to assist the Service Manager with repair orders, Warranty entry, telephone, etc. Knowledge of Farm Machinery a plus. Requires computer skills, handling customer service calls, good organization skills, etc. Excellent fringe benefits package. Salary based on experience.

Randalll Implementss Co.,, Inc. 29911 St.. Hwy.. 5S, Fultonville,, NY Y 12072 or email to randall@telenet.net SIGNS SIGNS SIGNS

All Kinds. Corrugated Plastic Signs With Stakes. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518673-0101 or email bsnyder@leepub.com Please allow 7-10 working days to receive your signs after ordering.

YA R D S I G N S :

16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering. bsnyder@leepub.com JEEP WRANGLER HALF DOORS. Tan canvas, Great shape!! No damage at all. Fits all wranglers from 19881995. Zipper windows. $75.00 Or best offer. Call 914-329-5720 for details ask for Will. Located in Fort Plain. We can furnish you with every kind of fabricated roof and floor truss. These trusses are ideal for residential, commercial or agricultural construction. Call for a free quote. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

Kitchen Help Wanted Immediately Mature, responsible person. Working weekends a must.

Apply in person at

Ripepi’s Restaurant St. Johnsville Wed. & Thurs. after 3

VIEWPOINT VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS are durable, low maintenance and ENERGY STAR APPROVED with lifetime warranty against glass breakage. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016

Agricultural Equipment Dealer is looking for an experienced Service Manager to oversee the shop operation. A minimum of 5 years experience in Ag or Industrial equipment machinery a plus. Competitive Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits package, health insurance, retirement, uniforms, etc.

Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental 12 Willett St Fort Plain (518)993-3834 20-lb Wild bird food is on sale now for $7.49, 3-lb thistle seed is $4.99, and 10-lb sunflower seed is $11.99.

or email to randall@telenet.net

NEED BUSINESS CARDS? Full color glossy, heavy stock. 250 ($45.00); 500 ($60.00); 1,000 ($75.00). Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or bsnyder@leepub.com

EVENT TICKETS?

We can print what you need. Please allow 2-3 weeks in advance. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 bsnyder@leepub.com DINNER SPECIAL: $29.95 bottle of wine and two dinners. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie 518-6734411

Randalll Implementss Co.,, Inc. 29911 St.. Hwy.. 5S, Fultonville,, NYY 12072 INVOICES for your Business - 2, 3 or 4 part forms. Very reasonable. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518673-0101 or email bsnyder@leepub.com Dining Room Set, $750. Prime condition, 5/4 solid maple hard rock colonial 7pc. chairs 6 ladder back, rush seats, 94” extended 2 arms. 518-762-6388

FREE COFFEE MUGS for your restaurant. Yes FREE. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or bsnyder@leepub.com 2008 JEEP Liberty Sport 4x4, black, 41k, V-6, auto, moonroof, full power. SALE: $17,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518762-7124

2009 JEEP Wrangler Unlimited, 4 door, silver, 24k, V-6, auto, AC, CD, hard top, full power. SALE: $25,495. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124 SW 2001: 16x76 Fairmont 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, fireplace, great condition, on large lot, Young’s Park, Ballston Spa. Call 518-210-6882 CHECK OUT OUR produce at really low prices, Peruzzi’s Meat Market, 69 Church Street, Canajoharie. 518-673-3382 GERI CHAIR: New never used. Canajoharie,NY location. Best reasonable offer. Call 609-8906037 WINE and Beer served. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie. 518-6734411


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WEEKLY SALES EVERY MONDAY HOSKING SALES - FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK Weekly Sales Every Monday 12:30 Produce, Misc. & small animals; 1:00 Dairy; **We will now sell lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves and cull beef approx. 5:005:30PM. Help us increase our volume - thus making a better market for everyone. **We are Independent Marketers - working 24/7 to increase your bottom line. Take advantage of our low commission rates. Competitive marketing is the way to go. Monday, March 5th sale - cull ave. .70, Top cow .88 wt. 1727 $1519.76, Bulls/Steers top $1.01 wt. 1679 $1695.79, bull calves top $2.35, heifer calves top $1.50. Monday, March 12th - Monthly Heifer Sale. Group of Springing Heifers from one farm. Few Springers from one farm. Special for this sale: 50 - 7' Locust post sell. Friday, March 16th - on the Farm. Andover, NJ. 11:00AM Mooney Farms Complete Dairy Dispersal. 180 Hi-Grade Holsteins. 90 Milking age, 90 Heifers - All AI sired. This is a well bred year around herd cattle in all stages of lactation with cows milking well over 100#/day. Worth the trip!! Monday, March 19th - Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Monday, March 26th - Note we will start this sale at 10AM due to the amount of small animals. Special Holiday Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Note this date is the last week of March. Call for advertising your group - it makes a difference. Monday, April 2nd - Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Friday, April 6th - 11:30AM Spring Premier All Breed Sale. Selections are underway. Accepting registered high quality cattle give us a call, Join in the Excitement - the boys are getting the really good ones- the best lineup we've ever had, join the outstanding herds that are participating Merrilea, Rolling View, Oakfield Corners, Liddleholm, Lylehaven, Spruce-Haven, Muranda, Midas-Touch, Fantasy-Found, Co-Vista, Boanco, Sco-Li, Hills Valley, Dublin Hills, Osborns, Evans, Empire Farm, Wisner Farms, Lundy, Lincoln Hill, Lawton's Jerseys, Pineyvale, Posthaven, Dairysmith, Elm Spring, Carpsdale, Woodmansee, Lismore Dairy, Marshman, Locust-Vale, Blue-Gene- the list is growing rapidly. We will have it all - Great Individuals, many Generations of VG & EX, Red & White, Milk, Show type (Many will be entered in NY Spring show), Genomics and most importantly commercially sound cattle with great earning potential. Watch website for updated sale highlights. Saturday, April 21st - Annual Spring Machinery Sale & Plant, Tree & Shrub Auction - accepting consignments groups or single items. Consignments already coming in call today to get into advertising it will make a difference. Expecting a field full of quality farm equipment. Saturday, April 28th - Sale held on Farm. Otego, NY. 11:00 AM. Gretna Acres Registered Brown Swiss Complete Dispersal. 100 Head sell. This is a long established breeding herd (50 years) DHI tested, AI sired. Regular herd health program. LOOKING TO HAVE A FARM SALE OR JUST SELL A FEW GIVE US A CALL. **Trucking Assistance - Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on our Web-Site. Call to advertise in any of these sales it makes a difference. Directions: Former Welch Livestock 6096 NYS Rt. 8, 30 miles South of Utica & 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY. www.hoskingsales.com Call today with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

607-699-3637 or 607-847-8800 cell: 607-972-1770 or 1771

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Shopping for antiques Shopping for antiques doesn’t have to be scary - follow these five tips and shop with confidence! Do your homework. The more you know about the type of antique you want to buy, the more likely you are to be happy with your purchase. Shop with a reputable dealer. Length of time in business is not always a marker of an honest dealer, but by and large someone who has been in business in the same location for a long time, or sets up regu-

larly at the same large antique show, is someone with a track record of happy customer. Don’t be afraid to ask for a discount. But do ask nicely! Some shoppers feel they have to be demanding in order to get a good price, but you get more flies with honey than with vinegar. Love what you buy. Buying antiques for investment purposes is a risky business. Source: www. essortment. com

Greene County Horseshoe Supply Co.

Horse Tack Auction

At Deer Lick Springs Auction Service

6862 Route 5 Scotia, NY 12302

On Sunday, March 18, 2012

SALE E TIME:: 1:000 p.m.. PREVIEW W TIME:: 12:000 p.m. Highlights: New tack, Contents of the Silver Maple tack shop, Saddles, Show clothing, plus more... www.auctionzip.com auctioneer # 3246 Directions: From NYS Thruway take exit 26, follow signs to Rt 5, take a left, approx. 4 miles on the right. Terms: Cash, good check, MC, Visa, & Discover Cards. All sales final. Everything sold as is, where is. Positive ID required to obtain a bidder number.

For Info: 518-966-5549 or 518-887-5311

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Buying antiques online Buying antiques online has many advantages and some rather obvious disadvantages. The most obvious disadvantage is you can’t touch, feel, and try out anything that is online. I have close friends in the antiques business that will not buy anything that they can’t see in person. But I know other antiques dealers that buy many things online. The growing number of internet sales indicates more and more people have confidence in online purchases. There are so many online sources for buying antiques and collectibles online. Many, many antique shops now have their own online presence. Some of these sites are very complete and others are mainly there to show you where they are located and what they offer. There are also some very large internet only antiques & collectibles sites. Three of the biggest ones are Tias.com, GoAntiques.com, and my f a v o r i t e , RubyLane.com, where I sell online. I mentioned shipping costs above. One thing many people don’t take into consideration, is there is no sales tax on items shipped out of state. That is true in most states as I write this, but that policy can always change. You can also use the internet to check out the values of particular antiques and col-

lectibles. Before buying antiques online you need to do your homework. Make sure the item has a complete item description and has pictures showing every angle. If there is damage or flaws, be sure they are clearly

shown. Be careful of incomplete or vague descriptions. Vintage can mean nearly anything. Style is another word to watch carefully. A Victorian style is NOT Victorian. Try to find similar items online and see if they have similar descriptions. As long as you

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FRIDAY,, MARCH H 16,, 20122 11:000 AM ANDOVER, NJ (SUSSEX COUNTY)

MOONEY FARMS COMPLETE DAIRY

DISPERSAL 180 HEAD SELL

DHI RHA 21061 3.9 836 3.4 687 90 milking age (59 cows milking in 1st or 2nd lactation), 22 bred heifers, balance open heifers & calves. Hi-Grade Holsteins all AI sired & bred. This is a well bred herd of cows with cows milking over 100#/day and go out everyday. Not many sales held in NJ anymore - this is an opportunity to purchase cattle worth the money. This will be worth your trip. Cattle will be inoculated for shipping fever and pregnancy checked. Interstate testing will be provided after the sale to anyone who will be needing it. Catalog at ringside. Directions: From Rt. 80 - Exit 19 (Rt. 517) towards Hackettstown to 517/Decker Pond Road, follow a mile to Airport Road (County Road 603) farm on left. From Newton: take Rt. 206 South 3 miles to Brighton Road (County Road 603) 1.8 miles turn right on Pequest Road, County Road 603 farm on right. Sale Managed by: Owner Mooney Farms 196 Airport Road (county 603) Andover, NJ 07821

Hosking Sales Tom & Brenda Hosking 6810 West River Road, Nichols, NY 13812 607-699-3637 or 607-972-1770 or 1771

J.R.’ss Discountt Groceriess & Auction 56 Willett Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-4668

Consignment Auction!! Wed. Eve., March 14th @ 5:00pm At JR’s Discount Groceries • 56 Willett Street in Famous Fort Plain

Don’t Miss It!! Lots of Excitement!! • Food Food Food • Tools and Toys • Electronics • Furniture and Glassware!! Don’t • Yogurt by the Case Miss This • Meats and Cheeses Auction!! • 4 lb. Hams • 5 lb. White American Cheese • Munster & Farmers Cheese • Frozen Meats and Vegetables • Box Lots and much more!! Bring Your Items To Sell and Turn Them Into CASH!! Call for info @ 518-993-4668 No Buyers Premium and Credit Cards Accepted. This Auction will be held indoors in the back store warehouse, plenty of seating and excitement!! Call for details, 518-993-4668

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Collecting by Larry Cox Autographed baseball Q: I have an All-Star baseball signed by Joe Torre and others. I am enclosing a picture and hope you can provide me with additional information. — Linda, Richibucto, Canada A: I examined the picture, and I believe the signatures on your baseball are stamped and not genuine. Several of the signatures go into the sewn part of the ball, and they appear too uniform. I recommend you show the ball to several dealers in your region for their professional opinion. Q: I have a 1953 Prairie Farmer WLS

Family Album in excellent condition. What is its value? — Herb, Lombard, Ill. A: WLS Radio signed on the air in Chicago in 1924. It broadcast with 50,000 watts and was a clear channel. Because of this massive footprint, the broadcasts could be heard throughout the East and Midwest. One of the station’s most popular programs was the “WLS Barn Dance,” which originated at the 8th Street Theater in Chicago. As WLS approached its 30th anniversary in 1954, the station published the souvenir booklet you own. It is worth about $25. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

KING’S

FISHING AUCTION Sunday March 18th @ 1:33 PM NAME E BRAND ~ Rods, Reels, Lures, Minnow Traps, Tackle Boxes, Knives, Also Consignments Welcome

HORSE TACK AUCTION Sunday April 1st @ 1:33 PM Consignments,, New w and d Used d Already Consigned - 3 New England Saddles, 2 Western Saddles, 1 Used Saddle, Brushes, Leg Wraps, Saddle Pads, Buckets Etc. CALL FOR EARLY ADVERTISING • Consignment Auctions Every Saturday Night @ 6:33 PM • Bird and Small Animal Auction Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month @ 11:33 AM Burrows Rd., West Winfield, NY

(315) 822-5221

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Dining & Entertainment Hungry Bearr Cafe (518) 568-2700 Tues., March 13th - Chicken & Biscuits, Dressing, Mashed & Gravy - Reuben w/FF

Wed., March 14th -Spaghetti w/Meatballs or Sausage or One of Each,Toss Salad & Italian Bread - Crispy Chicken Wrap w/FF

Thurs., March 15th - Meatloaf, FF or Mashed & Salad - Chicken Salad Sandwich, Cup of Soup & Salad

Fri., March 16th - Fresh Haddock, FF or Mashed & Salad - Fresh Haddock On A Roll After 4:00 PM Prime Rib, FF or Mashed & Salad

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Dining & Entertainment St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper

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Johnstown Reformed Church 351 North Perry Street

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Dining & Entertainment The Elephant Bistro

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St. Patrick s Day Dining 18th Annual

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Palatine Settlement Society Antique Show & Sale draws crowd

by Elizabeth A. Tomlin For the second year, the Palatine Settlement Society held its annual Antique Show & Sale in the ‘Great Hall’ at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie. Twenty-five vendors exhibited a wide variety of antiques including jewelry, silver, crystal, quilts, books, postcards, paintings, furniture, early brass and iron. An appraisal booth was available where, for a small fee, seasoned antique appraisers evaluated the value of items brought in by the public. “This is one of our major fundraising events for the restoration of the Nellis Tavern,” said Donna Reston. Reston, who is an antique dealer and a trustee of the Palatine Settlement Society, is the Show Manager for the annu-

al event. “Six years ago we started out holding the show at the Benefit Club in St. Johnsville, but we grew and it just became too small,” Reston said. “This is our second year here at Arkell and it works out very well. It is a very nice site and close to the Thruway.” Attendees came from far and wide to browse the sale — and some local folks found items that brought back memories and even reflected their family history. Walt Haig of Canajoharie purchased an early 1900’s photo of employees at the Stewart & Bergen hardware store. “This may have one of my relatives in it!” he said of his find. “My Great Uncle Bill Hartman worked there.” Haig said he might donate a copy of the photo to

(From left) Palatine Settlement Society members Sandy Nellis Lane and Judy Mihal join Arkell Library & Museum's Sally Rappa in greeting antique hunters at the annual Antique Show & Sale, which was held at the Arkell Museum.

(From left) Canajoharie Mayor Frances Avery and Mary Avery visit with antique dealer Donna Reston, who is also a Palatine Settlement Society member. Photos by Elizabeth A. Tomlin the Friends of Fort Plain, as his greatgrandfather, who was a professor of Latin and Greek, had lived in Fort Plain at 224 Main St. Skip Barshied of Palatine was searching through postcards from the early 1900s. “You never know what you might find in here,” he stated — just before pulling one out and reminiscing about the lady who wrote it. Turns out she was someone he knew when he was quite young. Robbie Halley of ‘Robbie’s Cookies, LLC,’ Ravena, stopped in to browse and even brought some of his famous, four-spice, gluten-free, all natural cookies to share. Halley admitted he was a long time antique collector and had owned an antique shop many years ago.

“This is the first time I’ve been to this show,” he commented as he examined a pewter tankard at Ruth Hess’ booth. Hess had recently moved to Canajoharie from Rensselaer County. “I’ve been collecting antiques forever and this is my first show ever!” She said excitedly. In addition to other items, Hess displayed a lovely collection of vintage crystal. All in all, according to Palatine Settlement Society Treasurer Sandy Nellis Lane, there were approximately 300 folks that attended the show, and about 30 who took advantage of the antiques appraisers. “People were having a great time socializing,” Lane reported. “We were very happy and Nellis Tavern will be very happy, too!”


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TAX TIME Dollars and Sense

by David Uffington Handling lump-sum benefits and taxes If you began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance payments in 2011, you could have a problem when you file your tax return and end up paying too much. Here’s why: Since it takes so long to begin receiving SSDI benefits, it’s possible that you’ll receive a onetime lump-sum payment that includes back payments for previous years. Those benefits are taxable income, and you could pay taxes at a rate up to a whopping 50 percent. The calculation to determine your income includes any other income you have.

According to a news release by the Allsup Disability Life Planning Center, an average SSDI benefit is $1,073, which comes to $12,876 for the year. For a couple, a total income of more than $19,000 (or $9,950 for an individual) requires that a tax return be filed. However, if you receive a large lumpsum payment and report that, as well as any other income, you could end up paying too much in taxes. This is where you’ll need the help of a tax preparer or tax preparation software to complete your return: You’re allowed to spread that lump-sum income out over previous years. You’ll receive a

Form 1099 showing the amount of SSDI income you received, with the amount showing in Box 3. If you want to complete your return yourself or read about filing to get an estimate of the tax you might owe, go online to the Internal Revenue Service website at irs.gov and search for Publication 915. The name is “Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits.” Look for the Lump-Sum Election on page 11 for detailed instructions on the Worksheets 1 through 4 that need to be filled out. Scroll down and look for the examples of the worksheets. The result of the calculations on those worksheets determine which election method

will get you the lowest tax. Publication 915 contains other helpful information as well. If you receive a FORM SSA-1042S Social Security Benefit Statement and don’t understand the numbers in the various boxes, the publication explains each one. If you receive railroad retirement benefits on FORM RRB1099, this publication explains the figures in each of the 11 boxes. If you do your taxes yourself and have a question, you can contact the IRS at 800-829-1040. Your best bet, however, if you’ve received a lump-sum benefit, is to get help from a tax preparer.(c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Real Estate Dollars and Sense

by David Uffington Mortgage help for homeowners If you have mortgage problems, parts of a $25 billion settlement could be coming your way. Five of the nation’s largest banks accused of abusive practices have agreed to help 1 million homeowners. The banks are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Ally Financial. Allegations included the extensive use of robo-signers (foreclosure documents were signed without even being read), failure to offer foreclosure options and incorrect handling of loan modifications. Borrowers who are underwater (the house is worth less than what’s due on it) but still holding on will get come help in the form of reduced debt, either from lowered interest rates or principal reduction. It’s thought that 11 million borrowers owe more than their homes are worth, which means they haven’t been able to sell or refinance. Lenders will be required to rework loans and reduce the principal for those nearing foreclosure. If you lost your home to foreclosure (as did 750,000 families) between 2008 and 2011, you could receive a payment of $2,000. That’s not to say all the problems are over. For some, the nightmare continues: While the investigations into

alleged abusive practices were going on, some lenders just called a halt to the final steps of foreclosures. Families continued to live in their homes without making any payments. Now that the guideline are clear, lenders are likely to press forward with those foreclosures. Neighborhoods that saw too many empty houses due to foreclosure could see many more, as not everyone will qualify for assistance. This could force home prices down even more in neighborhoods hardest hit as more bank-owned properties come on the market and investors pick up properties to turn into rentals — never a good way to stabilize a neighborhood. Ideally, banks won’t release all the properties at once. The programs funded with the $25 billion settlement are set to run for three years, but lenders are being given incentives to act within the first year. What to do if your mortgage is in trouble: Call your lender. Ask specifically who is holding your note, as changes might have been made when loans ended up in various secondary-market packages. Take the names of those you talk to. Ask what specific programs will be available to help you. Ask for a time frame and follow up weekly. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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any size. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or email bsnyder@leepub.com Please allow 7-10 working days to receive your banner after ordering. NEED A NEW ROOF? We carry GAF/ELK Lifetime warranty premium roofing architectural laminated shingles. 6 colors in stock with 14 colors available. Call for Prices. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7016 THERMA-TRU FiberClassic, Smooth-Star and Steel Exterior entry door units. Many styles to choose from. C.H. Burkdorf & Son, 35 Hough St., St. Johnsville. 518-568-7016

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FT. PLAIN, 1-bedroom garage included. $500/mth, plus security, utilities not included, no pets, non-smoker. 518993-1021 8 FOOT TABLES & folding chairs for rent. Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department 518378-3279 or email jems@roadrunner.com FOR SALE- 3 Color Televisions. One 27 inch and two 19 inch, neither are flat screens. Phone (518) 993-3368 after 3 pm Having problems with your well or pump? Call The Water People Provost Brothers! 518868-2126 FOR SALE: Pellet Stove, Holds 240 Lbs of pellets. Also Wood Stove, glass door, fire brick lined. 518673-5288 2007 FORD Mustang GT, Dk. grey, 30k, V-8, auto, leather, sharp! SALE: $20,995. John C. Miller, Inc. 518-762-7124

Page 39 WEEKNIGHT SPECIALS: $8.95. Mercato Pizza & Restaurant, 38 W. Main St., Canajoharie 518-673-4411 Cuffe Computers offers affordable repairs and upgrades as well as custom built systems. 518993-4833. I BUY HUNTING RIFLES for my collection. 518-673-0029, 518321-5372 WANTED TO BUY: Old Grit newspapers (not the Grit magazine). 518-5685115 WANTED TO BUY: Good quality estates, call Country Treasures at (518) 568-5121 CONTINENTAL car tires 95TC T95 P21560R17 $125/4 Tires. 315-8948097 Fort Plain True Value and Just Ask Rental 12 Willett St Fort Plain (518)993-3834


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Calendar of Events ORIGINAL VALLEY PENNYSAVER NOTE: Calendar entries must arrive at the Original Valley Pennysaver’s office by the Tuesday prior to our publication date for them to be included in the calendar of events. Send events to Lee Publications c/o The Original Valley Pennysaver, 6113 State Highway 5, P.O. Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. E-mail: pennysaver@leepub.com or jkarkwren@leepub.com MAR 1-31 Arkell Center News and Events for February Arkell Center, Canajoharie, NY.

Ames - Sprout Brook UMC 613 Latimer Hill Rd. Ames, NY 13317 518-673-2265 Rev. Dr. Campbell Laker Sunday Service 9:30am

Cherry Valley Assembly of God 37 Alden St., Cherry Valley, 607-264-3306

• Daily Activities: Cards, dominos and reading. • Monday - Friday: 10 am - 12 noon. Winter Indoor Wlaking Program

will continue. • Monday-Friday: Noon meals provided by the Meals of Montgomery Program (M.O.M). Reservations required by noon of the previous day. • Wednesdays: 3-4 pm. Gentle Yoga with instructor Sylvia Wohlgemuth • Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:15-11 am. Senior’s Exercise Program with Bob Smith. • March 15: 2-4 pm. 2nd Time Around Big Band Practice. • Tax Aide Service: Now through April 11. AARP Tax Aid will be available for appts. on Wednesdays from 9 am till noon. Please call 518-673-2943 to schedule an appoinment. • Defensive Driving Schedule: April 3-4, 1-4 pm, May 5, 9 am - 3:30

pm, Aug. 20-22, 1-4 pm, Sept. 17 & 19, 5:30-8:30 pm. Call 518-673-4408 for more info. SPECIAL EVENTS • March 21, April 29: 1:30 pm. Public Card Party. Donation $2. Prizes & refreshments. • March 12: 6:30 pm. Mohawk Valley Women’s Meeting & Palatine Literary Society meeting. Kelly Farhquar from the Montgomery Co. Historical Society is the guest speaker and will be showing a slide show of history of the Underground Railroad. • March 16: Noon. Meals of Montgomery will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Special featuring corned beef & cabbage w/carrots, red potatoes, rye bred & Blarney dessert. Call 518-673-

Church Directory

Call 518-673-3011 To Place Church Listings or Fax Listings to 518-673-2381 Christian Church of Charleston Four Corners

1380 E. Lykers Rd., Sprakers 518-922-9088 Pastor Brett Popp

Church of Christ Uniting PO Box 896 Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Rev. Deborah Waldron 315-858-1553

Church of the Nazarene 3316 State Route 29 W Johnstown, NY 12095 Offices: 518-762-2982 Cell: 857-523-8417

Pastor David Carpenter, Jr. Sundays 9:30am

Sunday School (adult & children) 10am, Worship 11am, Sunday Eve. Prayer 6:30pm, Thurs. Eve. of Encouragement 6:30pm www.christianchurchcharlestonfourcorners.org

Service: Sunday 9:15am Church School: Sunday 10:15am

Sunday Morning Service 11:00am Sunday School for All Ages 10:00am

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Currytown Reformed Church

Dolgeville Christian Fellowship

Dolgeville United Methodist Church

829 St. Hwy. 162, Sprakers 518-673-2772

3 Elm St., Dolgeville, NY 13329 315-429-9142

21 N. Helmer Ave., Dolgeville Pastor: Rev. Diane E. DiLuzio 315-429-7381

7274 St. Hwy. 10, Ames 518-673-3405 Sunday School 10am, Adults & Children Morning Worship 11am, Youth Ministry 5:45pm, Evening Worship 6pm, Wed. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 7pm, Awana Club 6:15-8:15pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church 588-594 Albany St., Little Falls, NY 315-823-1323 Sunday Mass 10am Coffee Hour following Sunday Mass Sunday School & Youth Group Tuesday 10am Mass & Bible Study Friday 10am-2pm Thrift Shop

Fonda Fultonville United Methodist Church 11 Montgomery St., Fultonville Pastor Nancy Pullen • 853-3311 Sunday Morning Worship 9:15-10:15, Sunday School 9:15-10:30, Coffee Fellowship Following Service Our Mission-To Actively Follow Christ and To Inspire Others To Accompany Us.

Fultonville Reformed Church Corner of 5S & 30 Pastor Jane Hubschmitt Sunday School 10AM Family Worship 10:30AM

Rev. Donald Hoaglander Sunday School 9:15am Worship Service 10:00am

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd 26 Moyer St., Canajoharie 518-673-3440 Feb. 22 The Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 1 & 7pm Holy Eucharist Sundays at 9:30am Fellowship Time to Follow Call for Holy Day services

The Rev. Virginia L Ogden, Rector churchgood@frontier.com

Fordsbush Bible Church 131 Clark Rd., Fort Plain 518-568-7606 Pastor Kevin Keever

Dr. Marvin Isum, Pastor

Worship Sunday 10:30am Midweek Fellowship Tuesday 7pm www.dolgevillechristianfellowship.org

Everlasting Joy Believers Fellowship 66 Hancock St., (Rte. 5S) Fort Plain, NY 13339 315-858-2112 Pastor Carolee Coye

Pastor, Rev. Mark Fowler

Worship 11:00am Sunday School @ 9:30am beginning September 18th Bible Study - Wednesdays @ 12:30pm

Faith, Hope and Love Christian Fellowship 18 W. Grand St., Palatine Bridge 518-673-5128 Rev. David W. Bowley

Sunday Service 10am

fhlc@frontiernet.net Sundays 11:30am, For other service times please call

Fort Plain United Methodist Church

Freysbush United Methodist Church

39 Center St., Fort Plain Rev. Alan Griffith Church Office 518-993-3863 Parsonage 518-993-3645

Freysbush Rd., Fort Plain 518-993-3645 Rev. Alan Griffith, Officiating

Home of Victory Christian Academy

Office Hrs Tues & Thurs. 10am-4pm ALL WELCOME, Worship Service 11am

Worship 9am, Sunday School 10am ALL ARE WELCOME coffee hour to follow service

Glen Reformed Church

Grace Christian Church

State Hwy 161 in the Hamlet of Glen 4 miles South of Fultonville

20 Center St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452 Rev. Harry J. Teuchert 315-866-8626

Grace Episcopal Church Fr. Kyle Grennen, Priest-in-Charge

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 11:00am

Sunday 11:00am Holy Communion/sermon

Sunday School 10am, Morning Service 11am, Eve. Service 6pm, Wed. Service 6:45pm, Thurs. Visitation 6pm

www.fordsbushbiblechurch.com

518-212-6022 Pastor Tim Alicki Sunday Worship at 9. Sunday School immediately following Children’s Message

32 Montgomery St., Cherry Valley 315-858-4016


Church Directory

Call 518-673-3011 To Place Church Listings or Fax Listings to 518-673-2381 Joy Fellowship 296 Co. Hwy. 119 St. Johnsville, NY 13452 518-568-5507 William Hayes Pastor Joyce Loughran Assistant Pastor Sunday School 9am, Morning Worship 9:30am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30pm

Oppenheim United Methodist Church Route 29 Pastor: Rev. Diane E. DiLuzio 315-429-7381

Lighthouse Baptist Church 1524 St. Rt. 29A, PO Box 114 Stratford, NY 13470-0114 315-429-8854 Pastor Martin Smith Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am; Wed. Eve. Prayer Meeting 6:00pm; 2nd & 4th Sunday Dinner following Morning Service with Afternoon Service following dinner “Old-Fashioned Bible Preaching”

Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church 115 Reid St., Fort Plain, NY 13339 Parish Office 518-993-3822 ourladyofhope@frontier.com

Pastor: Father Dennis Murphy

Worship 9:30 Sundays, Totally Awesome God-TAG time 6:30pm Wednesdays beginning in Oct., Sunday School 9:00am beginning September 18th

Mass Schedule: Saturday, 4pm; Sunday, 8:30am & 11am; Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am. Confessions: Sat. 3 & by appointment Please call parish office for Holy Day schedule

Reformed Church of Fort Plain

Reformed Church of Sprakers

165 Canal St., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-993-4302 • fortplainrca@yahoo.com Rev. Nancy E. Ryan Sunday Worship 10:30am, AA meetings on Tues. 7pm, Home of Manna House Meals, A Community Meal Program-Sat. & Sun 5pm

St. John’s & St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 143 Church St., Canajoharie 518-673-2224 Pastor Zach Labagh

Mark Tiffany, Preaching Elder Worship ~ 10AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church 774 St. Hwy. 163, Freysbush, NY 518-993-4442 Rev. Kenneth Dingman Sunday Worship 9:30am, Sunday School 10:30am, You are invited... Ladies Aid W.E.L.C.A. Meets 1st Sat. of every month. For Fellowship in Christ’s Service. Handicapped Accessible

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Sunday Mass is 10:30am, Daily Mass Mon. & Wed. 8am

St. Paul’s Universalist Church 565 Albany St., Little Falls

15 Washington St. Fort Plain

Pastor Dan West Sunday School 10am Morning Service 11am Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 6:30pm

Marshville Evangelical Church Route 10 South Rev. David Bowley Worship Sunday 9am

Randall Christian Church NY Rte. 5S Sunday Service 10am

Pastor Lance Borofsky

7690 Rt. 80, Springfield Center 315-858-4016

Fr. Kyle Grennen, Priest-in-Charge

110 E. Smith St., Herkimer, NY 13350 Services - Every Sunday - 10am & Wednesday - 6:30pm 315-292-7539 email - roloc7@gmail.com

St. John’s Reformed Church

Weekly Masses: Sat. 4:30pm, Sun. 10:30am friars@katerishrine.com www.katerishrine.com

Reformed Church of Canajoharie 15-19 Front St., Canajoharie 518-673-2816 Rev. Miriam Barnes Worship 10am, Nursery Provided, Christian Education for children & adults 9am

14 Park Place St. Johnsville, NY 13452 518-568-7700 Pastor Mike Yezierski

Sunday Worship 6pm, Tues. Prayer 7pm, Bible Study 7pm (Wed., Thurs. & Fri.) We teach the fullness of God’s Word, a life of holiness for the believer, and salvation for all who trust in Christ’s sacrifice.

St. Johnsville Methodist Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

32 W. Main St., St. Johnsville, NY (next to NBT Bank) 518-568-3007 Church 518-568-2405 Parsonage Rev. David Johnson

Worship Sunday 3pm

36 Lydius St., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-993-4442 Rev. Kenneth Dingman

Sunday Eucharist, 9:30am Coffee - Fellowship follows service Holy Days - as announced

Sunday Worship 10:30am, Tues. Bible Bungee-Jumping 7pm, “Bible Study” that actually makes sense! A Vibrant, Welcoming Community of Faith & Vision

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community

Stratford United Methodist Church

170 Rural Grove Rd., Sprakers, NY 12166

Route 29A 315-429-9085

pastorjosh@ruralgrovechurch.org

Masses Sunday 8:30am & 11am

Rev. Roger Waldron

The Holy Spirit Polish National Catholic Church

The House of Zion, Inc.

The Rose of Sharon Church of God

Sunday Worship 9am, Sunday School 10am, (No services in July, meet at St. John’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Canajoharie). Communion on the first & third Sundays

3636 St. Hwy. 5, PO Box 627 Fonda, NY 12068-0627 518-853-3646

518-568-7983 • 315-866-8626

607-264-3779

5430 St. Hwy. 10, Palatine Bridge 518-673-2224 Rev. Zach Labagh

National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine and Indian Museum

Faithfully Following Jesus Christ Sunday Worship 10:30am

Service Sunday 10am Coffee hour following service. Our Church is a home to inquisitive, spiritual free thinkers with diverse religious beliefs. All are welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Saturday 4pm Sunday 10:30am

7 East Main St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452 Rev. Harry J. Teuchert

1 Church St., Cherry Valley

Mass at 11am on Sunday www.holyspiritpncc.org

Little Falls, NY 315-823-3410

68 W. Main St., St. Johnsville 518-568-7396

315-823-2284

618 E. Gansvoort St. Little Falls, NY 315-823-0793 Father Rafal Dadello

Holy Family Parish

Seeker’s Fellowship

112 Sprakers Hill Rd

Sunday Worship 11am, Christian Ed. 9:45am stjstm@frontiernet.net

31 North Helmer Ave., Dolgeville 315-429-8338 Father William A. Gorman

Grandview Baptist Church

580 Dillenbeck Road, Palatine Bridge 518-673-2382 Saturday Morning Worship Service 11:30am

United Methodist Church of Canajoharie 50 E. Main St. 518-673-2717

Jesus says - “Come Unto Me” Join usSpecial Music Ministry, Beautiful Surroundings, Friendly People Sunday Service 10:30am - Email: umc673@frontiernet.net Communion Last Sunday of the Month

Worship 9am

1485 St Rt 20, Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-3307 Pastor Fred Jones Worship Service Sunday at 11am & 7pm Tuesday night 7pm Bible Study at 122 Moyer St. Wednesday Bible Study at Spring Meadows 6pm Friday Youth at the Church All Welcome at 7pm

Valley Alliance Church 85 E. Main St., Nelliston 518-993-3458 Pastor Dave Prahst Sunday School (all ages) 9:15am, Sunday Worship 10:30am, Wed. Praise & Prayer 7pm, Fri. Youth Group 7pm (7-12th grade)

Sunday Worship 11am

The Christian Church of Rural Grove 518-922-7831 Pastor Joshua Fetterhoff

Sunday School (all ages) 9:45am, Morning Service 11am, Eve. Service 6pm, Wed.-Family Night 7pm, “Where Bible Teaching is Fundamental”

The Time for Truth Ministries PO Box 351 Amsterdam, NY 12010 Phone 518-843-2121 Cell 518-774-8558

Victorious Life Church RMI Fellowship 104 Main St. & 431 St. Hwy. 80 Fort Plain, NY 518-993-3102 Sunday School 9am, Morning Worship 10:30am, Youth Group 5pm, Evening Worship 7-8pm


Calendar of Events 5048 or 518-673-4408 to make your reservation. Suggested donation is $3 for those 60 years of age or older. • March 16: Canajoharie Senior Citizens Club St. Patricks Day Show at Turning Stone Casino. Depart at 10:30 am, $49/person ($5 extra for non-members), includes luncheon, show and $15 free play. Money due by March 9. Call Dorothy Frasier at 518-673-5588. • March 20: 9:30-11 am. Spring Fling Breakfast with our Seniors in the Community Center. All area senir citizens are invited to join us. • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Blood Pressure Clinic. Home Heath Care Partners Corp. (Co-sponsored by St. Mary’s & Natan Littauer Hospitals) Also providing health and wellness information. MEETINGS • March 15, 23 & 30: 12:45 pm. Canajoharie Senior Citizens Club Meeting.

• March 22: 2-3 pm. Alzheimer’s Support Group. MAR 15 St. Pat’s Cornbeef and Cabbage Lunch Fort Plain Senior Center. 11:30 am. Please call 993-3432 to sign up. MAR 16 Brooks Chicken Barbecue Ames-Sprout Brook United Methodist Churc, 604 Latimer Hill Rd., Ames, NY. Take out only. $6 for 1/2 chicken (only), $8 for a dinner, consisting of 1/2 chicken, cabbage, salad, baked beans, roll & dessert. For advanced tickets call 518-673-5884 or 6733026. The Valley Bog Players St. Patrick’s Day Performance Arkell Center, 2 Maple Ave., Canajoharie, NT. 1 pm. Performing Irish music on traditional tin whistles, accordian, bodhran, guitar and banjo as well as reel & hornpipes to drinking songs and to poignant ballards. Free and open to the public.

MAR 17 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Fultonville Reformed Church, intersection of Rte. 30A & 5s, Fultonville, NY. 4-7 pm. Adults $8.50, children 6 & up $4, Children under 6 free. Take outs will be available. Please call 853-1099 for pre-sale tickets. MAR 17-18 Multiple Garage Sale Fort Plain Senior Center. 9 am - 3 pm. Call 9933432 for details. MAR 17, APR 7 & 21 Cooperstown Farmers Market Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown, NY. 9am - 2 pm. Winter veggies, apples, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, baked goods, jams, crafts, maple syrup and more. Call 607-5476195. On Internet at www.otsego2000.org/far mersmarket MAR 30 Gigantic Spring Basket Fundraiser Drawing Fonda Library, Fonda, NY. Lots and lots of very cool spring things!!!!

Take a chance for only 1 dollar a ticket. Contact Fonda Library, 518-8533016. MAR 31 Book Sale Fort Plain Reformed Church, 161 Canal St., Fort Plain, NY. 8 am - 1 pm. Used books, DVD’s, CD’s at reasonable prices. Coffee, tea & finger foods availagle. Come browse and relax with a good book. Free Beginner Computer Class Fonda Library, Fonda, NY. 1-2 pm. Computer class has seats for only 5 people unless you bring your own laptop (if list fills up more classes will be arranged). Please preregister at the Library during open hours and please give the Library an idea of your computer skills and what you would like to learn so future classes can be arranged. Contact Fonda Library, 518-853-3016. APR 1 Palm Sunday Service Crum Creek Church, 110 County Highway 108, St. Johnsville, NY. 1pm. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.


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Sealing leaks Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems. Sealing these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a great impact on improving your comfort and reducing utility bills. Homeowners are often concerned about

sealing their house too tightly; however, this is very unlikely in most older homes. A certain amount of fresh air is needed for good indoor air quality and there are specifications that set the minimum amount of fresh air needed for a house. If you are concerned about how tight your home is, hire a contractor, such as a Home Energy Rater, who can use diagnostic tools to measure your home’s

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AUTOMOTIVE Drive smart and save gas money

With no end in sight to rising gas prices, consumers who modify their driving habits and properly maintain their vehicles will get more miles per gallon. The Car Care Council recommends the following ways to drive smart and save gas money: • Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 mph. • Avoid excessive idling. Idling gets zero miles per gallon. Warming up the vehicle for one or two minutes is sufficient. • Avoid quick starts and stops. Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in the city. • Consolidate trips. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much gas as one longer multi-purpose trip. • Don’t haul unneeded items in the trunk. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk reduces fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. • Check the gas cap. Damaged, loose or missing gas caps allow gas to vaporize into the air. • Replace dirty or clogged air filters on older vehicles to improve gas mileage by as much as 14 percent. • Replace dirty spark plugs, which can reduce mileage by two miles per gallon. • Change oil regularly and gain another

mile per gallon. • Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage

by an average of 4 percent. • Keep tires properly inflated and improve

gas mileage by 3 percent. Source: www.carcare.org.

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT

2008 Ford Ranger Sport

STK#2876 - V8, 4 Spd Auto, 4 Dr., 4WD, Air, Cruise, Heated STK#2856 5 Spd Auto w/Overdrive, 6 cyl., 4 dr., Ext. Cab, Mirrors, PL, PM, P. Seats, PS, PW, 54K . . . .$16,900 4WD, Air, PS, Folding Rear Seat, 100K. . . . . . $13,400

2009 Volkswagen SportWagen SE

2008 Ford F150 STX

STK#2877 - 5 Cyl., 6 Spd Auto, 4 Dr., FWD, Turbo, Sun/Moon STK#2845 - 4wd, 59k, 8 cyl., 4 spd. Auto, 4dr, Ext Cab, roof, air, cruise, heated mirrors & seats, PL, PM, P. Seats, PS & Over Drive, Toneau Cover, Air, Cruise, Power Locks, PW, Traction Control, 43K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,900 Mirrors, Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,900

2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 Base STK#2875 - V8, 4 Spd Auto, 4WD, Sun/Moon Roof, Air, Cruise, Leather Seats, PL, PM, P. Seats, PS, PW, 99K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,400

STK#2848 - 162k,4 speed auto, 3 dr. ext. cab, long box, 4WD, air cruise, power locks - windows - doors and steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,900

2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS

2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T

STK#2878 - 4 cyl., 5 spd. auto, 4 dr., FWD, Turbo, STK#2834 - 4 cyl., auto, 4 dr, FWD, air, cruise, heated Sun/Moon roof, air, cruise, heated mirrors & seats, PL, mirrors, PL, PM, P. Seats, PS, PW, Traction Control, PM, P. Seats, PS, PW, Traction Control, 71K $9,400 Leather Seats, 89K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,900

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01 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC 5spd, Manual, 4x4, V6, Low Miles

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05 DODGE DAKOTA SLT CLUB CAB V-8, Auto, 4x4, Nice Truck!

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06 NISSAN TITAN KING CAB SE 06 LEXUS IS 250 AWD HTD & Cooled 4x4, Auto, All Power, 5.6L, w/Cap!

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02 HONDA ACCORD LX

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03 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI Sunroof, Auto, All Power, Sharp!

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06 PONTIAC G-6

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March 10, 2012

In This Section

SOME ROOFS CAN’T HOLD THE WATER! It’s Wet Again Around The Chimney, The Pans Keep Filling Up, The Roof LOOKS GOOD, It’s Only 10 Years Old, I Can’t Afford It Right Now.

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Girl Scouts Anniversary Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the largest organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912 - 100 years ago - Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the United States Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts: 2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law

The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and to be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Mrs. M Lawn Care 1100 Carlisle Rd. Canajoharie, NY 13317 (518) 673-5622

Hogans Stock Service 278 Spring St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-2171

Steet Toyota Scion 310 North Comrie Ave. Johnstown, NY 12095 (518) 762-7222

Kuhn Real Estate 69 E. Main St. Johnstown, NY 12095 (518) 762-9553

5s Diner 12 Hancock St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-5306

Hungry Bear Cafe 7304 St. Hwy. 5 St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (518) 568-2700

Wm. Doerrer & Son Jewelers 16 Canal St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-3388

Pro Build 99 North Comrie Ave. Johnstown, NY 12095 (518) 762-0074

The Hearn Agency 209 Erie Blvd. Canajoharie, NY 13317 (518) 673-3263

Big M Supermarket 15 Lamberson St. Dolgeville, NY 13329 (315) 429-8518

Kinship Properties 70 E. Main St. St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (518) 568-2776

Stone Arabia Trucking 1065 Stone Arabia Rd. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-2122

Palatine Valley Dairy 68 E. Main St. Nelliston, NY 13410 (518) 993-3194

Grandma’s Kitchen 7 W. Main St. St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (518) 568-8310

Little M Supermarket 25 W. Main St. St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (518) 568-5689

Nice N Easy 95 Main St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-3337

Mattice & Sons LLC. Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 (518) 441-0142

NBT Bank 41 Canal St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-2393

Geesler’s 64 Canal St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-4261

Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston St. Hwy. 5 Nelliston, NY 13339 (518) 993-5555

Mohawk Valley Tire Company 210 Canal St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-3882

Frank’s Welding & Fabrication 339 E. Main St. Canajoharie, NY 13317 (518) 673-2797

Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet 67 E. Main St. Nelliston, NY 13410 (518) 993-3300

McDonald’s of Palatine Bridge

Barrett’s Transmission 148 Ripple Rd. Cherry Valley, NY 13320 (518) 993-2002

Ripepi’s Restaurant 7850 St. Hwy. 5 St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (518) 568-7656

McFee Memorials 65 Hancock St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-2259 Vincent A Enea Funeral Services 20 Bridge St. St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (518) 568-7040 Daylight Donuts 19 River St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-2222

True Value Hardware 12 Willett St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-3834 The Village Restaurant 59 Church St. Canajoharie, NY 13317 (518) 673-2596 Superior Home Health Care 38 Canal St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 (518) 993-4605

Lenz & Betz Funeral Home 69 Otsego St. Canajoharie, NY 13317 (518) 673-3231


Stk# 5166S1 * 4 speed automatic * V6 * 81K

2004 Mercury Grand Marquis Stk# F5090B * 4 speed automatic * 80K

2004 Chevrolet Impala Stk# 5195S * 4 speed automatic * V6

2004 Kia Amanti Stk# 5201S * V6 * 5 speed automatic * 47K

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS Stk# 5162S * V6 * 4 speed automatic * 71K

2005 Hyundai XG350 Stk# 5187S1 * V6 * 5 speed automatic * 148K

2005 Chrysler 300 Touring Stk# C4961A * 4 speed automatic * RWD * 60K

2005 Subaru Legacy Stk# 5196S * Automatic * 73K

2006 Chevrolet Impala Stk# F5184A * 4 speed automatic * 40K

2006 Chevrolet Impala LT Stk# 5141S * V6 * 4 speed automatic * 121K

2006 Chrysler Sebring Stk# C4898A * V6 * Convertible * 4 speed automatic

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Stk# D4597A * FWD * 86K

2007 Chrysler Sebring Stk# 5171S * 4 speed automatic * 87K

2008 Dodge Nitro SXT Stk# 5197S * Automatic * 56K

2008 Mercury Sable Stk# J5199A * V6 * 6 speed automatic * AWD * 33K

2008 Dodge Avenger SXT Stk#C4774A * FWD * 4 speed automatic * 69K

2008 Chevrolet Impala Stk# C5010A * V6 * 4 speed automatic * 47K

2009 Dodge Charger SXT Stk# 5185S * V6 * 4 speed automatic * RWD * 67K

2010 Ford Focus SES Stk# S4992A * 4 speed automatic * 32K

2010 Ford Focus SEL Stk# F5004A * 31K

2010 Hyundai Elantra Stk# 5182S * Automatic * 4dr. * 40K

2011 Dodge Caliber Stk# J5067A * Automatic CVT * 4K

TRUCKS

2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Stk# D5251A * 4 x 2 * Club Cab * 84K

2003 Toyota Tacoma Stk# F5147A * 4 speed automatic * 114K

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Stk# 5179S1 * Automatic * 86K

2004 Ford F-150 XLT Stk# F4946A * V8 * 4 speed automatic * Club Cab * 64K

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stk# U5264A * Automatic * 56K

TRUCKS 2005 Saturn Vue Stk# 5200S * FWD * 5 speed manual * 78K

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Stk# D5231B * 43K

2006 Nissan Quest Stk# 5198S * 4 dr. passenger van * Automatic * 57K

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Stk# F4871A * 5 speed automatic * 88K

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer Stk# J5351A * 4 speed automatic * 4 x 4 * 68K

2007 Chevrolet Uplander Stk# F5306A * V6 * 4 speed automatic * 35K

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Stk# 5164S1 * 4 speed automatic * FWD * 54K

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Stk# C5095A * Automatic * 41K

2008 Jeep Liberty Stk# U5265A * V6 * 68K

2008 Chrysler Town & Country Stk# J5279K * V6 * Automatic * 48K

2008 Honda Element Stk# F5122A1 * 5 speed automatic * 54K

2008 Honda Odyssey LX Stk# D5243A* 5 speed automatic * V6 * 48K

2009 Dodge Journey Stk# U5360A * Automatic * AWD * V6 * 41K

2010 Mercury Mariner Stk# 5199S * 4 x 4 * 6 speed automatic * V6 * 59K

2010 Jeep Compass Stk# S5215A * Automatic * 18K

2010 Jeep Patriot Stk# S5118A * Automatic * 30K

2010 Ford F-250 XL Stk# F5345A * V8 * Long bed * 2 dr. * 34K

2010 Ford Escape Stk# S5321A * V6 * 6 speed automatic * 4 x 4 * 32K

2010 Ford Escape Stk# J5285A * V6 * 6 speed automatic * 4 x 4 * 29K

2010 Ford F-150 XLT Stk# S5318A * V8 * 6 speed automatic * Crew Cab * 29K

2010 Ford Transit Connect Xl Stk#ford1 * 4 speed automatic *Cargo Van

2010 Ford Econoline 350 Super Duty XLT Stk# S5107A * V8 * Automatic * 24K

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Welcome to Maple Weekend March 17-18 and 24-25, 2012 10am-4pm each day New York Maple Producers manufactured more than a half-million gallons of maple syrup in 2011, the highest production rate in 64 years. Want to know what goes into making all that syrup? Find out at one of the sweetest events of the season, the 17th annual Maple Weekend. The event takes place over two weekends -- March 17-18 and 24-25 2012 from 10am 4pm each day. From Buffalo to Albany, Rochester to Binghamton and Jamestown to Plattsburgh, more than 100 of the finest maple producers throughout New York State will open their sugarhouses to demonstrate the making of maple products "from tree to table." In Western New York, almost 50 maple producers will participate. Maple Weekend is a familyoriented event, showcasing New York maple producers and how they make some of the world's finest syrup and

related products. Admission is free! On Maple Weekend, visitors can see all aspects of syrupmaking, from the tapping of the trees for the sap, to the boiling of the sap into syrup. Some producers also demonstrate how maple syrup is made into other products including maple cream, maple cotton candy and maple sugar. Most sugarhouses allow people to sample the products. Techniques of maple production vary from producer to producer. Some are state-ofthe-art and some use traditional methods, so the public is encouraged to visit more than one participating farm. Many producers offer a variety of additional activities, including horse and wagon rides, snowshoeing, guided walks in the woods and kids' corners. In conjunction with this annual event, New York’s finest maple syrup will be the fea-

ture attraction at many allyou-can-eat pancake breakfasts. It’s the perfect way to start your Maple Weekend adventure. 2011 was a very good year for New York State maple syrup producers. Production increased 81% over 2010, the highest levels since 1947. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports New York produced about 20% of all the syrup made in the US. New York maintains its number two ranking among maple syrup producing states, with a nearly six percent increase in taps from 2010. There were more than two million taps in the state. New York State maple syrup has an established reputation as some of highest quality syrup in the world. Maple Weekend Co-Founder and Chairman Greg Zimpfer says maple fans are ready for the 2012 yield. “There’s al-

ways a high demand for delicious New York maple syrup, and lots of folks come to the event every year for a sample and to watch our demonstrations.” From the first Maple Sunday in Wyoming County in the mid 1990s to today’s statewide Maple Weekend event, the goal remains the same -to give the public a first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are produced, from tree to table, along with the chance to taste and purchase maple products. This year, Maple Weekend takes place on March 17-18 and 24-25 from 10am – 4pm each day. Experience New York State Maple!

Visitors watch how maple syrup was made for hundreds of years.

History of Maple Syrup Production Who would think of sticking something in a maple tree and boiling the sap to make syrup? The Iroquois have an answer in this old legend. The story begins on a day in early March. Chief Woksis had thrown his tomahawk into a nearby maple tree. The next day, he needed the weapon for hunting and yanked it from the tree. The weather turned warm and the gash in the maple tree dripped sap into a container that was near the trunk. That evening, the chief’s wife was heading to

the stream for water and found the container with sap and thought it was just like water. She tasted the liquid, found it to be sweet, and used it for cooking water. When Woksis came home from hunting, he smelled a wonderful scent – a maple aroma. The water had boiled down to syrup and had sweetened their meal with maple. So, the legend says, the happy practice of maple syrup production began! Sap is produced in Spring – it flows from the roots to the branches of the tree. But ear-

ly on in maple syrup production, getting to the sap was not easy. Recorded accounts indicate an ax or some other sharp object was used to chop a groove into a tree to release sap. But producers found the “ax method” damaged trees and contaminated the sap in future years. So, they began to drill holes into the trees a few days before the sap was expected to start running. Producers then collected the sap in buckets hung from wooden spouts called spiles. Originally, spiles were made from hol-

lowed out sumac branches, but later were fashioned out of metal. Spiles were removed after the sap stopped flowing to allow the tree to heal. While the sap flowed, buckets were checked daily to make sure there was no overflow. Full buckets were emptied into barrels and hauled through the woods (also called the sugar bush) by horse drawn wagons. Not much has changed over the years – some large scale maple producers continue to collect sap in buckets – a time

Spicy Maple Glazed Pork Chops Serves 4 – 8 • 4 – 8 pork chops • 1 1/2 cups Pure New York State Maple Syrup • 1/2 cup white vinegar • 1/4 cup horseradish • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder Preheat oven to 400° F.

Mix the maple syrup, horseradish and chile powder well.

while the chops finish cooking.

Sear the pork chops on both sides then place in a baking dish. Set aside half of the glaze for finishing.

Pour the reserved glaze over the chops just before serving.

“Taste the Sweetness of Nature!” Baste the glaze over the chops and continue basting

Mud Road Sugar House 10-4pm March 17th & 18th Complimentary Silver Dollar Pancakes “Award Winning Maple Products”

March 24th & 25th

consuming and hard job. But by using buckets, maples producers can easily recognize good sap-producing trees. And today, the equipment is of much higher quality. Turning sap into syrup involves evaporation – water must be removed to produce a more concentrated sugar solution. Early methods included using hot rocks in hollowed out logs to speed evaporation. Later, metal containers were used over open fires. But pro-

ducers discovered that boiling sap in a single kettle often resulted in a darker, lower quality syrup. Using a series of kettles produced a higher grade of syrup. Modern evaporators evolved from that open kettle system. It still takes approximately 43 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup. Sap becomes syrup when the sugar concentration reaches about 67%.

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