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Saturday, August 09, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

B-P plans meet and greet with dean

BROADALBIN -- Bradley Strait, the new building leader and dean of students at The Learning Community at Broadalbin-Perth, will host a meet-and-greet with families Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the TLC media center.

Strait will read a story with children, complete a related activity, and take time to talk with parents and answer any questions they may have about the upcoming school year during the event. All families of students entering pre-K through grade 2 in the fall are welcome to attend.

The Amsterdam farmers market will take place today and every Saturday through Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walter Elwood Museum parking lot, 100 Church St. Admission is free.

Featured vendors this week include Karen's Produce, Sam's Smoothies, venison, Taj Mahal Indian and Tara Kitchen Moroccan

Call Shannon Bush at 841-4322 at City Hall to request a vendor application or for more information.

Fonda hydrants are being flushed

FONDA -- Hydrant flushing for village of Fonda water customers will take place the week of Aug. 11.

The schedule depends on staff availability and weather conditions. Water customers may experience discoloration and/or low water pressure.

Everyone is asked to plan their needs accordingly.

Last call for water photography entries

The Montgomery County Water Quality Coordinating Committee is sponsoring a photo contest as part of their ongoing photo inventory of Montgomery County waterways.

Entries are due Tuesday, Aug. 12.

The contest is open to anyone. Submitted photos may also be used in the committee educational displays and on the committee Facebook page. All waterways must be wholly or partially located within Montgomery County. All photos must be taken in Montgomery County. All entries must be labeled with the following information: photographer, location taken, date taken, waterbody name, photographers address, phone and e-mail. All photos must be taken from Jan. 1 to Aug. 12.

Photos must be e-mailed to: Digital photos must be a maximum of 3 megabytes.

The photos will be judged by members of the water quality committee on topic, photographic technique, and artistry. The top five photos, as chosen by the committee, will be printed and displayed at the Fonda Fair.

For questions more information, please the committee chairman Patrick Clear at 853-3098.

YMCA offering vinyasa yoga

HAGAMAN -- The Amsterdam Family YMCA, 58 N. Pawling St., is hosting 8 weeks of vinyasa yoga classes.

Classes are Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting Aug. 13 through Oct. 1. Cost is $7 per class for YMCA members, or $10 per class for general community.

"Vinyasa" means to integrate movement with the breath. This smooth-flowing, all-levels class will link movement with breath, and teach the importance of exhales and inhales. The class, taught by instructor Ashley Goodwin, will be extremely beneficial both physically and mentally as the poses build strength, endurance and flexibility, while the breathing helps to clear the mind of daily thoughts.

Bring a yoga mat and bottle of water.

Call the YMCA at 842-2130 for more information or stop in. To learn more about programs and activities available at the Amsterdam Family YMCA visit

Church plans fire victims' benefit

MAYFIELD -- Mayfield United Methodist Church, 19 N. Main St., is presenting a summer concert Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., to benefit the St. Louis family.

The family recently lost their home and all possessions to a devastating fire in the town of Mayfield. Mom, dad, and their two small sons are currently living in a small camper. They will need more permanent housing before cold weather.

Featured will be several local vocalists and instrumentalists performing secular and faith-based music. Refreshments will be served following the concert and bottled water will be available during the event. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be accepted.

If you are unable to attend and wish to help the St. Louis family, contributions can be mailed to the church to the attention of Ray Langley. Please be sure to specify that it is for the family.

Winery seeking car show entrants

FULTONVILLE -- The Hummingbird Hills Winery is seeking participants for its annual car show and customer appreciation barbecue scheduled Sunday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Judging is scheduled between 1 and 2 p.m. Awards will be given at 3 p.m.

Those interested should call Kimm at 875-6919. Car registration will begin at 11 a.m., and the registration fee is $5. Free lunch and beverages will be served.

Theatre posts auditions for show

JOHNSTOWN -- Open auditions for "Almost Maine" have been scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 20 and Thursday, Aug. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Colonial Little Theatre.

"Almost Maine" is a romantic comedy by John Cariani. There are roles for ten women and nine men. Ages are flexible. Some actors will be asked to play more than one role, director Cheryl Charbonneau said.

Production dates will be Oct. 10-12, 17-19.

According to the director, "This off-beat whimsical comedy explores the beginnings and occasional endings of love. Each of the nine vignettes occurs on the same winter night, in a small fictional town, in northern Maine. The stories, illuminated by the magical glow of the Northern Lights, are filled with tender charm, quirky humor and odd twists. Yet there is a realness to these tales that resonates with audiences all over the country, making it one of the most produced plays in the U.S."

For further information contact the director by e-mailing

Library exhibiting work of FOVAPA

FONDA -- The Frothingham Free Library is exhibiting the work of artists who participated in the Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts summer visual art programs during the month of August. There were two visual art programs this summer: Painting Nature and Comic Creations. There are acrylic paintings and original comics created during each class on display. Both classes were taught by Bethany Gessinger adjunct professor at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Visit this display during library hours Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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