Area news in brief

Book station

to host author

BROADALBIN – The Wilkinson Memorial Book Station, Broadalbin’s library, will host a talk by Broadalbin native and author P.J. Kearns on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 25 N. Main St.

Kearns will talk about her Civil War book “The Fellers Called Him Bill.”

This event is free and open to the public. Call the library for more information at 883-5976.

The library has received the following new books: “Unlucky 13,” James Patterson; “Natchez Burning,” Greg Iles; “All the World We Cannot See,” Anthony Doerr; “The Target,” David Baldacci; and the non-fiction story from the 1936 Olympics, “The Boys in the Boat,” by David Brown.

Summer hours are Monday and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

A used-book sale will be ongoing during all hours the library is open.

Dairy workshop

set at fairgrounds

FONDA – On July 16, a dairy workshop will be hosted by the 4-H Youth Development program of Fulton and Montgomery Counties at the Fonda Fairgrounds in the Ag 2000 Building.

Several guest speakers will share information about topics that relate to dairy.

Topics will include “Healthy Feed Rations and Feed Storage” by Ed Varnam, “Calf Housing and Management” by Gary Moore, “Hoof Care and Management” by Charles Biche, “Calving” by Jill Greisman and “Showmanship/Judging” by Mackenzie Moore.

Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the workshops will start at 9 a.m. and go until 4 p.m.

There will be a break for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. People can either eat at the restaurant on the fairgrounds or bring their own lunch.

To register for the event or for more information, contact Jake Pamkowski either by email at or by phone at 673-5525.

The last day of registration is July 9.

The program is open to ages 9 to 19, and family members are welcome.

Ellis recognized

at SUNY Canton

CANTON – Suzanne M. Ellis of Gloversville earned part-time honors during the spring semester at the State University of New York at Canton.

Ellis is a Law Enforcement Leadership major who graduated from Gloversville High School in 1983.

FM graduate

attends conference

JOHNSTOWN – Fulton-Montgomery Community College graduate Casey Madsen traveled to the University of Maryland recently to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Madsen was chosen to receive a scholarship to attend the conference by the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown AAUW branch.

Madsen lives in St. Johnsville and majored in radiology technology while at FM. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association trustee and a member of Medical Imaging Student Organization.

She received the Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges Award and Distinguished FM Student Service Award. Madsen will attend the University at Albany in the fall to continue her studies in premed.

While at the conference, Madsen networked with girls from around the country and heard Women of Distinction who were honored and spoke at the conference. They included Hattie Kauffman, TV anchor and news correspondent; Lily Liu, entrepreneur; Pamela Ann Melroy, NASA astronaut; DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College in Maryland; and Judy Smith, founder and president of Smith & Company.

Fifty workshop choices on leadership were offered to the 800 young women in attendance.

Chelsea Clinton also spoke at the event.

Kiniry earns

medical degree

JOHNSTOWN – Daniel P. Kiniry, son of Tamie (Gifford) Kiniry and grandson of Jean and Robert Barker of Johnstown, graduated with a medical doctor degree from St. George’s Medical University at a ceremony June 14 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Kiniry will conduct his residency in family medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine, beginning in July.

GHS class

plans party

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville High School class of 1977 is planning a 55th double nickels party for all classmates July 19 at the Pine Tree Rifle Club in Gloversville at 5 p.m.

The reunion committee is still trying to find the following class members: Ellen Allen, Patricia Brockhum, Lisa Burd, Debbie Danielak, David Fields, Diane Foster, Douglas Hespelt, Catherine Gugenberger (Ellis), Mark Short, Debbie Dabiere (Smith) and Tammy Trembly (Powers).

For further information about the 55th double nickels party or if you know how to find any of the classmates listed, call Brian Seeley at 774-5735 or by email at mrseeley1_99 @, or Todd Mercer at 774-4904 or by email at

All classmates should RSVP by Tuesday, a news release said.

Library plans

reading program

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Public Library 2014 Summer Reading program, Fizz Boom Read!, will run from Monday through Aug. 8.

The program is open to children of all abilities in preschool through those entering grade 12. Two levels of participation are offered: companion readers, or non-independent readers, who are asked to be read to for a minimum of six hours during the summer program; and independent readers, who are asked to read a minimum of 10 hours during the summer program.

Readers can register at the library or online at All participants who complete the program by reading the minimum number of hours will receive a certificate and a free book.

Additionally, the library will offer a variety of programs, giveaways and contests throughout the summer based around the science theme. Program offerings include Spacecraft, The Power of Lightning and Icy Adventures in Art. The Dudley Observatory will bring its StarLab, a 16-foot travelling planetarium, in the library for an afternoon of programming.

A flier containing all workshop descriptions can be found at Registration is required for most of the programs.