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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 7:37 AM

B-P to host high school orientation

BROADALBIN -- Broadalbin-Perth High School will host an orientation for incoming ninth-graders and other new students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the high school auditorium. All students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

During the orientation, students will receive their class schedules, meet with their school counselors, and tour the school. Parents and guardians will attend an informational meeting with principal Robin Blowers and assistant principal Adam Barnhart.

Families looking for more information about orientation should contact the high school main office at 954-2600.

Canajoharie school orientation set

CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Middle School will hold a sixth-grade orientation for students and families Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the middle school gathering space.

During orientation students will be able to get their schedules and locker assignments, see their classrooms and learn more about the school.

Archeologist to speak at site

Christina Reith, the State Archeologist and Director of the New York State Museum's Cultural Resource Survey Program in Albany, will speak at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The New York State Museum's Cultural Resource Survey Program recently conducted archeological excavations in advance of the renovation of Routes 443 and 30A in the town of Schoharie, Schoharie County New York. The site consists of remnants of a small camp situated along the valley wall. The results of this excavation produced information about the lives of the Native groups in the Schoharie Valley and their use of local materials in the past.

The location of the site along the junction of the Schoharie and Fox Creeks was ideal and would have facilitated travel into the Upper Schoharie and Hudson Valleys. In addition materials, pieces of Pennsylvania Jasper were recovered indicating interactions with groups living in the Middle Atlantic Region. The implications for understanding pre-contact settlement and the interactions of these groups will be discussed in this talk.

Following the lecture refreshments will be served, and there will be a meeting of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing. All are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information about this event, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516. For more information about New York State Parks, visit the website at

Alzheimer's seminar planned next week

JOHNSTOWN -- The Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY will hold a free seminar Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St.

It will be a one-hour overview of the causes of common communication issues, tips and strategies to best communicate with someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Registration is required. Call Healthlink at 736-1120.

YMCA child care registration open

JOHNSTOWN -- Registrations are now being accepted for the Fulton County YMCA's school age child program. The School Age Child Care program is offered for children in Johnstown, Gloversville and Mayfield school districts. The program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


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