Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Presents “Upstate Waters” Juried Art Exhibition

Sacandaga Valley Arts Network

      Promoting The Arts Throughout The Sacandaga Region

                     303 South Main Street, Northville NY, 12134



June 17, 2021


Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Presents “Upstate Waters” Juried Art Exhibition


            The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) is presenting “Upstate Waters,” a juried art show on display this Summer at SVAN’s Northville Public Library Gallery, at 341 South Third Street in Northville. The exhibition will run from June 21st to September 10th, during regular library hours.

The public is invited to an opening reception at the library on Tuesday, June 22nd from 6 to 8 p.m., where awards will be presented for Best In Show and Honorable Mention. Those viewing the exhibit will also be able to vote for a People’s Choice award.

Jurors selecting the works and awards for the exhibit were regional artists Alexandra Higgins and Rhea Haggart Costello. The works featured can also be viewed online at

“We are excited to present this special show representing our greatest natural resource, in many of its iterations,” says exhibition organizer and SVAN Board Member Janene Bouck.

The theme of the show is a natural fit for the region, according to Bouck, with the arts organization’s geographic footprint centered on the Sacandaga River Valley, its watershed, and lakes. SVAN promotes visual and performing arts in communities extending from Johnstown in Fulton County to Speculator in Hamilton County.




CONTACT – Dan Mussman


Governor Cuomo Announces June 26-27 is Free Fishing Weekend in New York State!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, is a Free Fishing Weekend in New York State, the second of six Free Fishing Days recognized across the state each year.

“As the school year closes out and the summer officially begins, the timing of New York’s upcoming Free Fishing Weekend couldn’t be better,” Governor Cuomo said. “Whether you’re returning to the angling as an expert, introducing a friend or family member, or casting a line for the very first time, Free Fishing Weekend is the perfect opportunity to experience firsthand all the benefits of fishing.”

During designated free fishing days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license. Participating anglers are reminded that although the requirement for a fishing license is waived during free fishing days, all other fishing regulations remain in effect. Remaining 2021 Free Fishing Days include National Hunting and Fishing Day (Sept. 25) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “New York is home to some of the most exceptional fishing opportunities in the nation and anglers from around the world visit our state’s waters every year in search of their next big catch. I encourage all anglers, from first timers to experts, to take advantage of the upcoming free fishing weekend by casting a line in New York’s waters and experiencing the joy that comes with fishing.”

For beginning anglers interested in getting started, the I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing provides information on everything from rigging up a fishing rod to identifying catch and understanding fishing regulationsDEC’s Places to Fish webpages are a reliable source of information for those ready to plan their next fishing trip. In addition, DEC recently launched an interactive Trout Stream Fishing Map on the DECinfo Locator to provide a one-stop shop for information on stocking, fishing access, season dates, and regulations.

To improve public safety and encourage visitors to State-owned and managed lands to practice responsible recreation, DEC recently launched the ‘Love Our New York Lands’ campaign. The campaign is responsive to the steady increase in the number of visitors to state lands, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the decade prior, as more and more New Yorkers and visitors from other states and countries discovered the natural beauty of New York State. For details and more information, visit the Love Our New York Lands webpage.

Come join us on the new Fulton County 44 Lakes Craft Beverage Trail!


Broadalbin NY:

The Fulton County 44 Lakes Craft Beverage Trail will be hosting a trail launch on Saturday, June 19th at 11:00, Great Sacandaga Brewing Company, 3647 NY State Highway 30, Broadalbin.

The ribbon cutting, scheduled for 11:30am will celebrate all four inaugural establishments on the trail: Great Sacandaga Brewing Company, Higher Ground Distilling Company (2513 State Highway 30, Mayfield), Stump City Brewing (521 West Fulton St Ext. Gloversville) and Rogers’ Cideryard, (260 County Highway 131, Johnstown).

Enjoy a proudly crafted NYS craft beer, cider, and spirits from our four inaugural taprooms.

All 4 establishments will be open Saturday. However to celebrate, we have combined our pioneers at 2 locations, with live music and food at Great Sacandaga Brewing Company, and Rogers’ Cideryard.

Schedule of Events:

Great Sacandaga Brewery:

Starting at 11am, live music from Aaron Mitler and Steve Hansen

Live Broadcast from DJ Keller, from 102.7WEQX

11:30am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Food Trucks: Mak’s Food Truck, and signature items in the taproom kitchen

4pm-7pm Jim McCardle

Great Sacandaga Beer, Higher Ground spirits, Stump city beer and Rogers’ Hard Cider all featured and all available to taste!


Schedule for Rogers’ Cideryard:

Music from Jonathan Blake, 1pm-3pm and Anna Wrabel 3pm-5pm.

2pm-4pm- DJ Keller from 102.7 EQX will be traveling to Rogers’ Cideryard, 260 County Highway 131 in Johnstown.

Rogers’ will have wings, fries, and specialty items available at his kitchen, along with The Brass Monkey‘s food truck on site.

All 4 establishments will be open on all weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and all year long!


Our crafters encourage you to drink responsibly! Glove City Taxi is offering Free Rides, available from 11am-5pm.

Sponsored by: Glove City Taxi, Nathan Littauer Hospital, St. Mary’s Healthcare, and Law offices of Michael Viscosi

To ensure a safe day for all, free designated cabs will be available for attendees site to site on the beverage trail. If you live in Fulton County, you will also be able to get picked up by Glove City Taxi and brought back home.  This free service is available on Saturday, June 19th.  Please call 518-773-7575 and mention the Beverage Trail for the free service. Tip not included.

Glove City Taxi, Uber, and Lyfts are also available anytime in Fulton County.


Thank you to the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville for hosting our guest DJ Keller from WEQX.

Holiday Inn of Johnstown – Gloversville- a place to relax at the end of a busy day by visiting 308 Prime, the hotel’s restaurant & bar.  The staff looks forward to welcome Keller on Saturday.

For more information please visit, or email


Fulton County Restaurant Week: Saturday June 5th-Friday 11th, 2021

  #Fultoncountyrestaurantweek Starts this Saturday, June 5th!!
Start making your reservations today!
It’s a little re-imagined this year! Some restaurants have a traditional choice menu, and others have one special for the week. No matter what it is, enjoy and be patient and kind to our family owned and operated restaurants!
Please keep in mind:
  • Tax and Gratuity are not included in the special pricing.
  • Dates and Times of places vary, not all establishments are open every day. Please call for reservations, some will require and others are highly suggested.
  • Please be mindful of current CDC guidelines. Masks may be required to enter, while walking to table or standing.
  • Specials are for Dine-in. Please call restaurant to request take-out. Please no substitutions.
  • Not valid with other discounts, coupons, or other promotion.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Fulton County, NY and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce!

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town- Walk In the Footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Cell Phone Tour

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town- Walk In the Footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Cell Phone Tour

Walk In the Footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Take an afternoon to enjoy beautiful historical downtown Johnstown. Downtown Johnstown marks the birthplace of the Women’s revolution and suffrage movement pioneer- Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It was a beautiful March Spring day, and in honor of Women’s History Month, I thought it would be a great day to check out the cell phone tour.  (

The tour is narrated by Coline Jenkins, who is the Great Great Granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  She narrates the story with such dignity and grace,  I would sometimes would press a number twice, just so I could hear the story of that spot again.

The tour starts right on the corner of Market and Main Street in Johnstown, and takes you on a mile tour, allowing you to envision the time when she lived here, went to school here, and brought her ideas of Women’s Equality to life. You call the number 518-406-7081, and from there you will take a journey and walk the footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

*Roaming charges may apply, and even though this tour is free, your minutes will be used.  You can call the number, listen to the history at the site, then hang up and call back for the next stop.

This map is available at

The 10 stops give you plentiful and interesting information. The stops include: where she was born, her fathers law office, her former school (The Johnstown Academy), the old jailhouse (The Tryon County Jailhouse/Fort Johnstown, James Burk’s Inn (meeting place of the Daughters of the American Revolution), Mrs. Henry’s Boarding House (where Elizabeth and Susan B. Anthony both stayed to write volumes of historical  literature for the Women’s Suffrage Movement), The Tryon County/Fulton County Courthouse (stay tuned for details on belated 100th Women’s Suffrage Movement Anniversary celebrations).  The stops have nice signs and the tour is easy to navigate.  My favorite fact was at Stop 7 at the Tryon County/Fulton County Courthouse. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony held a rally right here in Johnstown to encourage women to vote for the local school board! Could you imagine, to be alive at this time- 2 pioneers encouraging women to vote!)


Look for these signs along the tour. First and Second stop at Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthplace- now Berkshire bank, 51 West Main St.

Inside the bank is a beautiful tribute and artifacts from ECS, sponsored by the ESC Hometown Association.



















Stop #4- Tryon County Jail, Fort Johnstown

Stop #5, James Burk Inn









Stop #6- Mrs. Henry’s Boarding House









Stop #7- Tyron County/Fulton County Courthouse. Take some time to read the signs and enjoy sights from the oldest working courthouse in America!

Finishing out the tour, you will move on to the Colonial Cemetery, (the grave site of Elizabeth’s grandparents).  The last stops are her former church where she was married (The Scotch Presbyterian Church) and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton marker. Make sure you cross the street into the park to see the plaque, and look up to see the beautiful stone work at St. John’s Episcopal church.

Stop #8- Gate to the Colonial Cemetery



Stop #10- The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Marker





After the tour, it was a perfect time to get a beverage at Second Wind Coffee (FB and Instagram  @secondwindcoffee)  Shaun has tried many times to get me to try something new, but I can’t stray from the medium latte with coconut milk.

The lattes are perfection, and the coffee is great too.  Second Wind also has baked goods and sandwiches.   Other great meals are around this area as well. Lunch or Dinner, Downtown Johnstown has wonderful choices.

After your meal, check out the local shops.  If you decide to have dinner and the stores are closed, please check them out online.

Downtown Johnstown Restaurants: please call for availability and reservations.

Union Hall Inn: 518-762-3210                                                                                                     

LaPalma Mexican Grill- 518-848-3172                                                                                              

Vintage Café- 518-762-0030

Partners Pub- 518-762-2337    

Pete’s Snack Bar- 518-762-9074

Hot Dog Hut- 518-762-3678

Miss Johnstown Diner- 518-762-1994                                                                                          

Johnstown Peking In- 518-762-2828

Second Wind Coffee-

Market Street Pizza- 518-762-8615     

Vince’s Pizza and Pasta- 518-736-2828                                                                                    

Hometown Market- 518-848-3343                                                                                    

Plaid Giraffe- 518-762-1970

Stewart’s Shops – gas and quick food/drinks      

Shopping:  The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Association has a Women’s consignment shop on Main Street, called the Sunflower Shoppe, located on 26 West Main Street. The goal of the shop is to help women and their career clothing needs. I have gotten beautiful name brand clothes and shoes.  The most I have ever spent on a piece (some with tags still on them!) is $5.  Last time I went sweaters were $1 and work tops were FIFTY CENTS.  The lovely staff are always ready to help with what you need.                               Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am-4pm  Saturday: 10am-1pm


Other stores include:

Mysteries on Main Street- 518-736-2665      

Something Special- 518-762-1268                                                                                              

McLemon’s Boutique-

Toying Around- 518-795-9410        

Studio Herbage Florist- 518-762-7755     

Fisherman’s Supply Christian Bookstore-518-762-3548

Indoor Farmer’s Marketplace (opening soon)- 518-902-1633

Green Essentials Naturally-  518-239-2020 

Main Motorcar Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram- 518-762-3183

A&E Sportwear-  518-762-1852

La Villa Dogworks- 518-762-2275    

The Game Guys- 518-847-5949        

Roth School of Art (call for classes)-  518-762-3130                                        

Please check out Downtown Business & Professional’s Association Facebook page (@DJBPAssociation) for updates. There are many businesses and professionals ready to safely serve you in Johnstown, and all of Fulton County.

For more historical information: Johnstown Historical Society ( Our  Fulton County Historian, is Samantha Hall-Saladino (                                                                                                         Johnson Hall Historic Site (

Drumm House (

Please visit for all the dining and shopping options in Fulton County, or find us on Facebook on Visit Fulton County NY Facebook page.

Have fun in Fulton County! -Anne Boles, Tourism Director