GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) Office at Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) is sponsoring an online photo contest with the focus being on Downtown Gloversville businesses.
“The holiday shopping season is here and with it comes a focus on supporting our local and small businesses,” said Jennifer Donovan, the Gloversville DDS. “From Nov. 25th (Small Business Saturday) through Dec. 10th, shoppers are encouraged to come to Downtown Gloversville and take a photo of their experience and to submit digital photos. A winner will be drawn randomly from the entries on Dec. 11th and the winner will receive a gift certificate from the Downtown Gloversville business of their choice.” » Continue Reading.
GLOVERSVILLE – The New York State Baseball Hall of Fame Museum has announced the grand opening of its new facility in Gloversville. Located at 45 Harrison Street, directly across the street from Parkhurst Field Little League Stadium. – A stunning replica and tribute to the original grand stands built in 1906. Together they will be putting Fulton County on the map for baseball fanatics.
The Gloversville Theatre Corporation Board of Directors will host a ceremony to unveil an official NYS Historic Marker under the marquee of the historic Glove Theatre, 42 N. Main Street, Saturday, June 3 at 2 pm, prior to the Southern Adirondacks Food and Wine Festival and Glove Cities Arts Alliance 2023 Arts Walk.
At the unveiling, speakers include NYS Senator Mark Walczyk (SD 49), NYS Assemblymember Robert Smullen (AD 118), Fulton County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman John Blackmon, City of Gloversville Mayor Vincent DeSantis, Executive Director of the Fulton County Historical Society & Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino, and Glove Theatre Vice President Alex Miller.
The NYS Historic Marker was fully funded with a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The Pomeroy Foundation is committed to “supporting the celebration and preservation of community history by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques”. While there are other markers in Fulton County, The Glove Theatre marker is only the Foundation’s second granted in Gloversville. The first was awarded in 2022 to Post 137 of the American Legion, of which Gloversville native and U.S. Congressman Lucius N. Littauer was the sole financial donor.
The Glove Theatre will be hosting Wonder Women, an evening music festival on Saturday, June 10th, which will feature a mix of local and regional musical talent and honor local females for their positive impact within the Fulton County community. The show will commence at 7 pm with tickets at $10. Musicians include JoAnn Sifo, Olivia Hanifan, Cosby Gibson, and Journey Blue Heaven. The honorees include Jennifer Donovan, Indiana Nash, and the late Barbara C. Henry. The evening will be hosted by WENT’s Patti Noble.
Gloversville, NY – TheGloveTheatre Board of Directors released their schedule through June, with more programming, productions, and events to be announced ranging from concerts and live theatre to film series and dance parties. March 2023 marks one year that TheGloveTheatre has been open at least one day per week with no interruptions, the first time in recent history. The Love TheGlove Film Series, generously underwritten by John and Sunday Blackmon as well as the Perrott and Peck Families, will continue free screenings of modern and classic movies every Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Additionally, the hit Family-Friendly Movie Matinée Series, in partnership with The Gloversville Recreation Commission, will continue its free screenings of family-friendly classics every Sunday at 2 p.m. through May 7.
GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK – The GloveTheatre will be welcoming Buddy Jewell, national country music recording artist and winner of Nashville Star, to perform on their mainstage in “Buddy Jewell: Live, Solo, and Unplugged” on Friday, February 17, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. performance, to be followed by a meet-and-greet and autograph signing by Buddy Jewell himself.
Jewell, who won the International Country Gospel Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and Crossover Artist of the Year Awards in 2011, is no stranger to Gloversville, having performed at many local venues over the past few years. Former Gloversville mayor, Dayton King, proclaimed July 26th, 2015 as “Buddy Jewell Day” in celebration of Jewell’s numerous professional accolades, as well as for being “…a devoted father and husband.”
By Diane Chase Camels, lemars and bears, oh my! Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Adirondack Animal Land is located near Sacandaga Lake in Fulton County about 10 miles north of Amsterdam on Route 30. Though the physical entrance is listed as Gloversville, the 80-acre zoo stretches across the Blue Line. Over 500 animals wander around, some freely, some not. The mix is from the common mallard to the more exotic lemur with Highlander cattle, Dromedary camel and Adax antelope rounding a list of animals that we are curious to see.
It is hard to know where to begin when we enter Adirondack Animal Land but I trust my children are going to make sure we see “everything there is to see.” Things to know: The 45-acre safari ride is included in your admission but hold onto your admission tickets because you can only go the one time for free. Only cash is accepted so bring your ATM card (there is a machine onsite). Signs everywhere indicate that all the admission proceeds benefit the care and feeding of the animals, veterinary care, educational programs, special breeding programs and upkeep of this privately owned zoo.
While on the safari ride we are followed uncomfortably close by a camel. The large animal is chewing and looking ready to projectile spit. I move from the back sacrificing the children to any flying saliva.
There are many other animals mixing and mingling but the charmers of the group are the baby potbelly pigs. We learn that all zebras have different markings and see ostrich, buffalo and about 90 other animals I can’t begin to remember.
There are plenty of opportunities to feed the animals but do not bring your own food. There are rules and regulations regarding public feeding of animals to ensure that the zoo animals maintain an appropriate diet and nutritional needs.
There are other opportunities like gemstone mining or pony rides but we pass by to enter the 1800s western-style town. My children wander through each building while my husband and I rest at one of the picnic tables. Bringing a lunch is encouraged as long as you remember not to feed the animals.
The fee is not unreasonable for an all day activity ($13.75/adults and $10.75 for children) and there are online coupons to shave a few extra bucks off the entrance. We are always of the mentality that if we have to pay for an activity; we are going to make the most of it. So when the doors open at 10:00 a.m. we are there to greet the staff and if possible they are sweeping us out the door at closing.
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