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the 1970s resulted in the creation of a Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility located near the Cayadutta Creek. This multi-million dollar investment serves to protect the waters of Fulton County. Wastewater generated by the residents of the community along with approximately 30 diverse

joint venture between the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown in

industries is accepted and treated at this facility. Our excess capacity has allowed us to be able to accept trucked waste from various outside sources as well. We remain dedicated to protecting the environment and ensuring

adequate treatment of wastewater for our future generations.

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GLOVERSVILLE-JOHNSTOWN JOINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY


(518) 762-3101

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FuLTON COuNTY, NEw YORk

COME ON INN
The Orendaga embraces local craftsmanship

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Good to Be Green
Businesses make conservation a priority

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Almanac

Welcome to Fulton County


an inTrOdUcTiOn TO The areas peOple, places and evenTs

Life is a Beach
during fulton County's scenic summer season, the beach at Pine Lake Park is a favorite spot to catch some rays and entertain kids. The area features more than 1,000 feet of sand along the crystal clear waters of Pine Lake. The beach offers certified lifeguards, an ice cream and refreshment stand, an arcade and miniature golf. The beach is open on weekends only from memorial day to the last day of the school year, then daily during school summer vacation. The beach closes for the year on Labor day. for more, visit the website at www.pinelakepark.com.

Arugula to zucchini
There is plenty in store for fulton County residents who want to support local farmers. Gloversville, Johnstown and northville host seasonal farmers markets, offering fruits, vegetables, meats and more. All are 100 percent grower markets, which means that sellers raise all of the produce and other products offered for sale at the market. Often, there is live entertainment, too. for more information, visit www.fultonmontgomeryfarmersmarket.org.

Up the Creek
With 44 lakes in fulton County, kayaking is a popular way to get out on the water. it's easy for a first-timer to find a guided tour, take a lesson or rent a vessel. The sport has also spawned business success for local companies like JAG manufacturing of Johnstown (www.jagmanufacturing.com) and Paddlelogic Caroga Lake (www.paddlelogic.com), which produce and sell accessories, as well as Adk kayak Warehouse of Amsterdam (www.adkkayakwarehouse.com), which sells kayaks.

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Oh, Canada Lake


in 1973, a small general store opened in the southern adirondack mountains on canada lake. Today, canada lake store & marine retains its quaint feel even though it has expanded to include a gift shop, coffee and ice cream shop, and full marina. also at the site is The lake effect cafe, which offers gourmet coffees, teas, salads, sandwiches and homemade baked goods. for more, visit www.canadalakemarine.com or call (518) 835-6069.
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it Takes a village
The village of Broadalbin (its unusual name is derived from a region in Scotland) was one of the first towns organized in fulton County, formed from a portion of Caughnawaga in 1793. Today, the small village of 1,400 residents hosts a popular annual Christmas holiday parade that begins with a tree lighting ceremony and caroling.

Seek the Antique


Antique shoppers, rejoice. fulton County is home to numerous antique stores, including sites in Broadalbin such as School house Treasures. meanwhile, Gloversville is home to places including Terry's Antiques, which has been around since 1975 and features decorative items, toys, coins, glassware, furniture and jewelry. Contact School house Treasures at (518) 883-4924 and Terrys Antiques at (518) 378-3834.
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Swim, Bike, run


Triathletes gathered just north of Gloversville in August 2010 for the inaugural Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon. The event took place at Sunrise Bay and included a half-mile swim, 9-mile bike ride and 3-mile run. Organizers want the triathlon to evolve into a yearly sporting event for the community, and the second race is set for August 2011. The entry fee is $40. Contact the fulton County Chamber at www.fultoncountyny.org or (518) 725-0641 for more information.

Fast Facts
n fulton county is home to the cities of gloversville and Johnstown; the villages of Broadalbin, mayfield and northville; and the towns of Bleecker, caroga, Johnstown, ephratah, northampton, Oppenheim, perth and stratford. n Johnson hall, a new york state historic site in Johnstown, was home to sir William Johnson, an army Officer in colonial new york, and the British superintendent of indian affairs from 1755 to 1774. n elizabeth cady stanton (1815-1902) hailed from fulton county and was a pioneer of womens rights and a leader in the womens suffrage movement. n agriculture is important in fulton county, with 222 farms producing dairy, fruit, grain and livestock. n fulton county is the southern gateway to adirondack park. Three of the four state highways leading into the park pass through the county.

Fulton county at a glance


POPuLATION (2009 ESTIMATE) fulton County: 55,053 LOCATION fulton County is in east-central new york and is known as the Gateway to the Adirondacks. BEGINNINGS The county began to prosper more than 250 years ago when Sir William Johnson, a representative of the english king, created Tryon County. The county later divided into fulton and montgomery counties. fulton Countys namesake is robert fulton, who invented the steamship. FOR MORE INFORMATION fulton County regional Chamber of Commerce and industry 2 north main Street Gloversville, ny 12078 Phone: (518) 725-0641 (800) 676-3858 fax: (518) 725-0643 www.fultoncountyny.org

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UnUsUal, lOcally OWned resTaUranTs spice Up fUlTOn cOUnTys dining scene

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fter working in the restaurant industry for 22 years, Fulton County resident Jackie Yauger decided to take a leap of faith and open her own diner. That was four years ago, and today Jackies Diner on State Highway 29 in Gloversville is a favorite place among locals to enjoy a homestyle breakfast, lunch or dinner. Were best known for home-cooked meals that warm you up inside, Yauger says. Our Eggs Benedict, sausage gravy, waffles and omelets are popular at breakfast. We also make a really good chicken parmesan, chicken and biscuits, and turkey dinners. Dinner at Jackies always includes soup and a salad, and the menu features lots of hot and cold sandwiches, as well as plump hot dogs that are smothered in meat sauce. Anything you want, we give it to

you, Yauger says with a laugh. We do it your way, not our way. The interior of the diner is decorated with mirrors, and a cozy fireplace warms the place in fall and winter months. Occasionally, Yauger will whip up a chocolate cream or lemon meringue pie to the delight of her customers, whom she refers to as friends. A lot of our customers have become friends, and thats what I love about running the diner, Yauger says. The customers and the challenge. Fulton Countys Independent Restaurants Jackies Diner is one of many independently owned restaurants in Fulton County, and they run the gamut from sophisticated (such as 391 South Main Restaurant, Gloversville) to casual lakeside eateries (drop in Sport Island Pub and Restaurant of Northville

for fish and chips or their signature fried dough pizza). At Jamie Scotts Downtowner Restaurant and Bar of Gloversville, diners enjoy creative entrees inspired by locally grown produce in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. One popular dish we serve is our grilled pork chop with horseradish mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts with maple syrup and bacon, says Scott Luey, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Jamie. We also make a risotto of the day. It changes daily, from scallop, bacon and mushroom to lemon and asparagus or lobster and saffron. On Sundays, Jamie Scotts serves a brunch that has become quite popular. We have a pretty big brunch menu, Luey says. It has things like eggs and crab legs with hollandaise sauce and stuffed French toast. Deans Hot Dogs on Elmwood

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Avenue in Gloversville has become an iconic little restaurant, thanks to its famous hot dogs covered in a topsecret, 70-year-old meat sauce recipe. Deans has become a destination for customers as far away as Canada and ships hot dogs to other states. Its not uncommon for the ordering line to trail out the door during peak lunch or dinner hours, and the staff encourages customers to holler out their french fry orders for quicker service. Fries can be smothered in cheese sauce or gravy, and Deans also serves homemade soups and chowders, freshly prepared macaroni and potato salads, and nearly 100 different soft drink flavors. Fulton County Lakeside dining In Mayfield, Lanzis on the Lake offers fine dining on the picturesque Great Sacandaga Lake, and is run by three generations of the Lanzi family. With high ceilings, natural wood accents, a stone fireplace and a large outdoor deck, Lanzis draws customers during all seasons for special events such as beach parties, chili cook-offs and outdoor clambakes. The menu is an infusion of American and Italian foods, and everything is made from scratch, right down to the pasta and salad dressings. Popular entrees include lobster ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster and topped with blue crab meat, Alaskan king crab with drawn butter, and char-grilled New York strip steak topped with golden onion rings.

Clockwise from top right: happy hour at Jamie scotts downtowner restaurant and Bar; lanzis on the lake is known for its great food and excellent view of great sacandaga lake; deans hot dogs in gloversville

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391 South Main Street www.391southmain.com DeanS hot DogS deansdogs.com

JackieS Diner (518) 883-8600 JaMie ScottS (518) 725-8877

LanziS on the Lake www.lanzisonthelake.net Sport iSLanD pub & reStaurant www.sportislandrestaurant.com

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ThE ORENdAGA ON NORThvILLE LAkE SAvORS ThE ARTS ANd ThE ENvIRONMENT
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As artists, we wanted our guests to be surrounded by fine craftsmanship and a variety of artwork, both in their rooms and in the gardens.
our skills as fine carpenters, gardeners, artists and world travelers. Bellwether Ceramic Studio Both graduates of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, the couple also has a knack for turning clay into beautiful pottery. Guests at The Orendaga can take a pottery lesson at the inns Bellwether Ceramic Studio, housed in the propertys restored carriage house. Situated on 2.5 acres within the bustling village of Northville, The Orendaga includes the circa 1850 Main House & Gallery (restoration in progress), the Bellwether Ceramic Studio, three private cabins and two

usband-and-wife team Michael Intrabartola and Michele Drozd have a knack for turning straw into gold. In 2002, they purchased a dilapidated historic inn on Northville Lake and breathed new life into it, making it an overnight destination for guests from around the world. The Orendaga on Northville Lake had been a destination for travelers for many years, possibly ever since the first cabin was built in the early 1900s by Mr. C.H. Small, Drozd says. When we acquired the property, the cabins, motel, outbuildings and circa 1850 Main House had all fallen into complete disrepair. We felt the lakeside property had potential, and we wanted to create an alternative place to stay that utilized

michael intrabartola and michele drozd, husband and wife, are the owners of The Orendaga on northville lake.

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Clockwise from top left: michele drozd works in the inns Bellwether ceramic studio; a suite at The Orendaga; pottery made by the owners of the inn; The Orendaga is a private lakeside oasis.

gracious suites. The rooms are decorated with the owners handmade pottery and fresh-cut flowers from their garden. As artists, we wanted our guests to be surrounded by fine craftsmanship and a variety of artwork, both in their rooms and in the gardens, Drozd says. When restoring the cabins and redesigning the suites, we wanted to maintain all the positive aspects, keeping the vintage feel and emphasizing the beauty of lakeside property while taking advantage of our Main Street location within the village. The result is the best of two worlds guests can feel like theyre a million miles from nowhere in the private lakeside oasis of The Orendaga, yet still be within walking distance to all Northville has to offer, including shops, restaurants and the Northville Public Library. The cabins and suites have fully equipped kitchenettes, where guests can prepare meals flavored with herbs cut from The Orendaga gardens. We also have organic handmade soaps, our own pottery on the shelves and organic and fair trade teas and coffees in the cabins and suites, Drozd says. Guests can take a pottery lesson in our studio, take the kayaks or rowboats out for a paddle, ride our vintage bicycles into town or have a cookout in our picnic area. Committed to Conservation Besides its artistic vibe, The Orendaga is unusual for its commitment to conservation and the environment, from the energy
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efficient bulbs in the light fixtures to the compost and recycling bins in the kitchens. Instead of air conditioning, the rooms are cooled by fans and fresh breezes, and linens dry on a clothes line in the sunshine instead of in a dryer. The owners even use only all-natural and biodegradable cleaning products. Our family has been visiting the Adirondacks for generations, and as avid outdoors people, we recognize the importance of the environmental responsibility that comes with choosing to live and work within the Blue Line, Drozd says. Our guests come to enjoy the beauty of the Sacandaga Valley and Southern Adirondacks, and it is only natural that we work toward sustainability and make choices that help protect our environment for future generations. In 2011, Drozd and Intrabartola plan to offer private ceramic lessons and create an artist residency position in the studio. They also plan to open a gallery to showcase their artwork on the first floor of the Main House. The upstairs will become private quarters, and the downstairs will be the reception and gallery, Drozd says. We are looking forward to finishing the house and opening it up to guests and the community. It will be a beautiful spot to view artwork, have a cup of coffee and relax on the deck overlooking the lake.

Left: Organic handmade soaps are used at the inn. Right: suites have been restored with a vintage feel.

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gueStS at the orenDaga on northviLLe Lake can choose to stay in one of the three private cabins or in one of two suites. The elegant, two-bedroom Bluebird Cabin includes a loft and can accommodate up to five people. The Whippoorwill Cabin is a charming two-bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to five guests. The

theres plenty OF rOOm at the Orendaga

Orendaga Cabin is the oldest and most spacious, and is the only lakefront cabin. It can also accommodate up to five people. There are two one-bedroom suites in the renovated old motel. The suites can accommodate two to three guests. To make reservations, visit the inns website at www.orendaga.com.

Fulton County is rich with accommodations from tenting and RV campsites to cabins, motels/hotels and lakeside vacation rentals. For more information, visit www.44lakes.com, the countys tourism website, or the chambers website at www.fultoncountyny.org.

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FuLTON COuNTY BuSINESSES ANd ORGANIzATIONS FOCuS ON CONSERvATION

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ou might say Fulton County was green before being green was cool. Local businesses and government organizations have been focusing on environmental initiatives for more than two decades, implementing eco-friendly practices to help keep the region green and gorgeous.

Nathan Littauer Green hospital Project Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home (www.nlh.org) is making great strides to reduce their carbon footprint, and their efforts are paying off. A January 2010 energy audit called the hospitals conservation efforts a benchmark for the health care industry and cited the hospital as one of the most progressive facilities in regards to the management of gas and electricity. Weve always been good at being green, well before it was trendy, says Cheryl McGrattan, director of public relations for Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. Little things weve done, like changing our mop heads to microfiber, have saved the hospital 24,000 gallons of water a year. In housekeeping, the hospital uses green cleaning products and was one of the first in the region to use a chemicalfree floor stripper. Since 2005, the hospital has reduced linen use by 90,000 pounds processed per year equivalent to the weight of 20 elephants. Nathan Littauers Nutritional Services department cut its water and electric usage with a new pot washer,

and it caters using all silver and china to reduce disposables. The department also cut its disposable beverage cup usage from 6,000 cups per week to 3,000 by offering a 10-cent discount to anyone who brings their own cup for refills. And the nursing home has dramatically reduced its natural gas usage by installing a new roof. This makes good sense for our patients, for our planet and for our bottom line, says Laurence Kelly, president of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. I am proud of the work we have accomplished so far, and I am looking forward to the year ahead. Fulton Countys Sanitary Landfill Fulton Countys Department of Solid Waste is also ahead of the curve when it comes to eco-friendliness. It operates a cutting-edge sanitary landfill, which means the hole in the ground where garbage is placed is completely lined so waste doesnt leak into the environment. When it rains, we have a system that removes all the dirty water and takes it to the sewer plant, says Dianne Woske, recycling coordinator for the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste. Another byproduct of rotting garbage is methane gas. We used to burn it 24 hours a day, but now we use that gas as fuel to run a small electric plant, which is quite innovative. The department grinds yard waste and old lumber into mulch and runs a full-scale recycling facility. It also offers free electronics and television recycling,
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Clockwise from top left: recycled cans, plastic and paper are sorted and bundled at fulton countys department of solid Waste; nathan littauer hospitals new emergency care center opened september 2010; The adirondack Wood floor co. is an earth-friendly company in gloversville.

a hazardous waste program that collects unwanted latex paint and gives it away, and a Borrow-A-Bin program that encourages people to borrow recycling bins for weddings, festivals and events. Even though were a solid waste department, a huge part of our job is to find other homes for waste and recyclables, Woske says. What should go into the landfill are things that simply cant go anywhere else. In 2009, the department earned $43,000 from cashing in water bottles and aluminum cans collected from curbside containers. Since opening in 1989, it has collected more than 461 tons of used motor oil, which is used to heat the recycling facility. Marck Industries and More In Johnstown, Marck Industries Inc. (www.marck.net) operates a Material Recovery Facility that reduces landfill input by collecting old or broken items and separating and preparing recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. The Adirondack Wood Floor Co. (www.adirondackwoodfloorco.com) in Gloversville is also earth-friendly, using bamboo, cork and other green materials. And R.H. Crown Co. Inc. in Johnstown is a manufacturer and distributor of eco-friendly chemical and janitorial supplies.
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Biz Briefs
BUsinesses BOTh large and small ThaT help define fUlTOn cOUnTys ecOnOmic climaTe

scorecard
BuSINESS AT A GLANCE

$403 million
Annual retail sales

$7,311
Retail sales per capita

$33 million
Annual hotel and food sales

3,709
Total number of firms
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SwANY AMERICA Biz: Glove Buzz: This Johnstown company creates premium ski gloves and ski mittens field tested by some of the toughest skiers in the world. The companys Ecocircle gloves are totally recyclable from shell to insulation and are created using a process thats more energy efficient than using new materials. www.swanyamerica.com 26
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FOwNES FACTORY STORE Biz: Apparel, accessories Buzz: In a newly remodeled store in Johnstown, Fownes Factory Store carries Fownes own brand of gloves, hats and scarves, as well as merchandise that Fownes manufactures for other companies such as UGG, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica and more. Fownes first factory in the U.S. opened in 1903 in Gloversville. (518) 848-3949 LExINGTON FuLTON COuNTY ARC Biz: Disabilities agency Buzz: This private, not-for-profit agency in Gloversville supports people with disabilities and their families. It provides clinical, medical, residential, day, recreational and other services to people of all ages. The agency supports people who have developmental and learning disabilities, autism, mental illness, cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, epilepsy and/or traumatic brain injuries. www.lexingtoncenter.org RAINdANCER RESTAuRANT Biz: Long-time restaurant Buzz: Raindancer is a long-standing fixture in the Fulton County community, and the Perth eatery celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010. There are 80 items on the Raindancer menu along with its daily feature board, with several entree selections in the categories of prime rib, steaks, chicken, veal, pork and fish. The restaurant also has a cocktail lounge with a large variety of wines and 13 beers on tap. www.raindancerrestaurant.com AdIRONdACk COuNTRY STORE Biz: Furniture, rustic accessories Buzz: The local retailer has been in business since 1988, headquartered in a building that was originally a home constructed in the 1890s. Adirondack features a furniture line that includes hickory and oak, cedar log and rustic, plus several other products that include bedding, art and wall dcor, candles and holders, books and calendars, clothing, dinnerware and jewelry. These days, many of the stores sales occur via the Internet. www.adirondackcountrystore.com
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chamBer aTTracTs visiTOrs, generaTing TOUrism dOllars
he Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry has long been known as an advocate for businesses, and the chamber is also the driving force behind the countys tourism program. Tourism is a very important economic engine for our region, says Terry Swierzowski, vice president and director of Tourism & Communications for the chamber. The tourism program is important for the community as a whole, not only because of the impact on our local economy, but also because we promote thousands of events, programs, and services for the community and its organizations. Tourism and Fulton Countys Economy In 2009, visitors spent more than $46 million in Fulton County on

everything from food to fuel. The chamber is hoping to increase that amount, thereby increasing local and state sales tax collected. Tourism is absolutely vital to our region, and we believe our work is very beneficial to our members in all sectors, not just those in hospitality, recreation and attractions, says Wally Hart, chamber president. Our efforts are highly respected, and we are fortunate to receive so much good press. We want tourists to come enjoy the many attractions, recreational activities, accommodations and the natural beauty of our many lakes, streams, mountains and trails that cover our county. visitor Information Center One of the ways the chamber assists tourists is by operating the Fulton County Visitor Information Center at

the intersection of Routes 30 and 29 in Vail Mills, two major roads leading to the Adirondack Mountains. The center is open year round and seven days a week from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. We also host or sponsor a number of events that have proven to bring tourists into the region, including fishing tournaments, warm water and ice fishing, hunting and trapping, and most recently a sprint triathlon, Hart says. We have hosted waterway and water celebrations as well as fireworks, art and musical performances. Fulton County Tourism Guides and Maps Another way the chamber promotes the county is through its interactive tourism website, www.44lakes.com, and by publishing a number of guides and brochures distributed through the Visitor Information Center and rest areas throughout New York. They include the Fulton County Travel Guide, which lists attractions; trails for hiking, skiing and snowmobiling; art galleries and performance venues; historic sites; golf courses; hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts; marinas and beaches; and campgrounds and cabins. Other publications the chamber produces are a Snowmobile Trails Map, an FJ&G Rail Trail Map, a Harvest Tour Map detailing area farms and orchards, a popular Calendar of Events, as well as a shopping guide and restaurant guide. In July 2010, the chamber began offering a weekly e-mail subscription detailing events listed on chamber websites. It is reaching more than 1,800 e-mail subscribers weekly, and that number continues to grow. As a business organization, the community looks to us for advocacy, to have our pulse on the important business issues locally, statewide and nationwide, Swierzowski says. Now the community is also looking to us to be a clearinghouse for information on events and programs, not only in Fulton County, but region wide. Jessica Mozo

Arterial Lanes
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ECONOMIC PROFILE
ECONOMIC OvERvIEw
fulton Countys economy currently features industrial, warehousing/distribution, commercial, retail, food manufacturing and other businesses.

county of fulton 842 employees Wal-mart distribution center 831 employees gloversville enlarged school district 600 employees price chopper stores 495 employees fulton-montgomery community college 424 employees

www.albanyairport.com/ About 44 miles from Johnstown fulton county airport 160 Co. hwy. 153 Johnstown, ny 12095 (518) 762-0220 www.fulcony.com amtrak amsterdam station railroad St. & W. main Ave., rte. 5 W. Amsterdam, ny 12010 (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com Amtrak passenger rail service is 15 minutes away from Johnstown. Bus Transportation Gloversville Transit hub 109 W. fulton St. Gloversville, ny (518) 773-4528 www.rideGTS.com www.trailwaysny.com Hub for regional and national bus transportation within, to and from Fulton County. Ticketing agent and mini-hub for Adirondack Trailways bus system. Connections to Montgomery Area Xpress and Amsterdam Transit Systems.

TAxES

hfm BOces 375 employees exel 373 employees

4%
county sales Tax

4%
state sales Tax

INCOME

8%
Total sales Tax

$20,794
per capita income

MAjOR EMPLOYERS
fulton county chapter nys arc (lexington center) 1411 employees nathan littauer hospital 900 employees

$42,887
average annual household expenditure

TRANSPORTATION
albany international airport (518) 242-2200

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Eagle Mills Cider Company Photo by Antony Boshier

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Whats Online
Visit imagesfultoncounty.com to see more award-winning photography highlighting the places and people in Fulton County.

Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Photo by Jeff Adkins

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Local flavor

Order up!
fUlTOn cOUnTy resTaUranTs serve a TasTy varieTy Of fOOds
new york is synonymous with great restaurants, and Fulton county certainly delivers in the dining spectrum. no matter where you travel in fulton County, youll find a variety of quality restaurants serving up everything from handmade pizza to filet mignon and seafood. FultOn cOunty's landmark restaurants
dick & Pegs northward inn in Gloversville has been a longtime favorite with the locals. familyowned and operated for more than 35 years, dick & Pegs is a high-end restaurant known for its distinct salad bar, steaks, chops and seafood. Chef Lomantos market on South main Street in Gloversville offers a variety of foods prepared with an upscale italian flair, and the finest and freshest ingredients. Chef John Lomanto, owner and operator, trained at the Culinary institute of America and offers custom catering and cooking classes. The historic Union hall inn restaurant, located at 2 Union Place in Johnstown. The owner, megan henck, is an extraordinary pastry chef and also a CiA graduate. Contact the restaurant at (518) 762-3210. Other iconic restaurants in fulton County include 391 South main Street restaurant in Gloversville (www.391southmain. com) and The railyard restaurant, a fine dining establishment situated along the historic railroad tracks in downtown Gloversville.

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Top: grilled shrimp served on fettuccine alfredo at dick & pegs northward inn Bottom: The owners of dick & pegs in gloversville

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mOhaWk harvest cOOperative market


Love to eat produce and meats fresh from the farm? Check out fulton Countys mohawk harvest Cooperative market, which opened in August 2009 in downtown Gloversville. The grocery store sells locally produced fruits, vegetables and dairy products, as well as maple syrup, honey and meats from area herdsmen. it even has fresh coffee selections from a local coffee roaster. its a win-win situation for both the farmers and consumers farmers get financial support while buyers get healthy (and often organic) foods. Prices are reasonable too, with items such as flour, wheat germ, oats, nuts and dried fruit selling for less than they would at a grocery chain.

FultOn cOunty apple Orchards


fulton County apple orchards provide tasty snacks and family fun. At eagle mills Cider mill & family fun Park in Broadalbin (www.eaglemillsfun.com), you can watch a 100-year-old antique knuckle joint press squeeze 50 bushels of apples at a time into a delicious apple cider. eagle mills also has a water-powered ice Cream mill & Creamery that produces 24 flavors of homemade ice cream and 14 flavors of creamy fudge. rogers family Orchards inc. in Johnstown offers pick-your-own and ready-picked apples. Contact the orchard at (518) 762-8736. Jessica Mozo

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Hungry for more? Sink your teeth into other stories about Fulton Countys local flavor in the food section at imagesfultoncounty.com.

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Serving Children & Families Since 1976 MAIN OFFICE (518) 725-4310 11-21 Broadway Gloversville, NY 12078 Fax: (518) 725-2556 HOURS: Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. (every other) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FORT PLAIN CLINIC OFFICE (518) 993-CARE (2273) 2 Willett St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 Fax: (518) 993-2280 HOURS: Mon. & Wed. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FAMILY-BASED TREATMENT & BILLING SERVICES OFFICES 7-11 Church St. Gloversville, NY 12078 HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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health & Wellness

committed to good health


naThan liTTaUer hOspiTal prOvides high-Tech healTh care
When the need for medical care arises, residents of Fulton county turn to nathan littauer hospital and nursing home, which has been serving the community since 1894. Located in Gloversville, nathan Littauer is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an adjacent 84-bed skilled nursing home.

The hospital (www.nlh.org) provides a wide range of medical and surgical services and a diagnostic imaging center. it is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the new york State department of health.

primary/specialty care centers


nathan Littauer hospital makes its services easy to access by operating eight primary/specialty care centers around the county. The care centers provide internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/ gynecology, neurology and several other services.

neWly renOvated maternity center


mothers-to-be appreciate nathan Littauer hospital for its recently renovated birthing center, which provides a warm, family centered atmosphere throughout the childbirth process. Among its amenities are delivery suites with hydrotherapy whirlpool tubs, spa-like rooms with flat-screen Tvs, a kitchenette for families, gourmet take-out meals, lactation counselors and a secure nursery equipped with newborn warmers and cutting-edge resuscitation equipment.

cOmmunity Outreach
One of the ways nathan Littauer hospital reaches out to the community is through its popular healthLink program. The program operates a wellness education center out of a storefront inside the Johnstown mall, and people can access a myriad of services there, from blood pressure checks and classes to finding answers to health-related questions from registered nurses. healthLink also has 50 feet of wall space covered with resources set up by category, covering topics from nutrition and parenting to safety and injury prevention. healthLink classes cover topics such as stress management, child birth preparation and smoking cessation. The programs mission is to make people aware of the values of pursuing health and wellness. Since its launch more than 20 years ago, healthLink has served more than 140,000 area residents with more than 6,000 free or low-cost classes and health screenings. Jessica Mozo
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mental health care, too


the MentaL heaLth aSSociation in FuLton & MontgoMery countieS is a health-care association in Johnstown that focuses on improving mental health care, as well as teaching the community about the needs and rights of those with mental illnesses. There are several programs and services provided by the Mental Health Association, such as a daycare and learning center, after-school programs, a child advocacy center and more. For more information about the association, visit www.mentalhealthassociation.org.

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Arts & Culture

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museums, masterpieces and mining


fUlTOn cOUnTy OverflOWs WiTh hisTOry, The arTs and family fUn
Fulton county has long been known as the glove capital of the World, thanks to its long history of glove and leather manufacturing that dates back to the American revolutionary War.

FultOn cOunty museums and histOric sites


fulton Countys heritage lives on at The Glove Theatre museum in Gloversville, where you can browse a collection of clippings, photos and memorabilia of the countys glovemaking years. Built in 1914, The Glove Performing Arts Center was one of the premier entertainment venues in fulton and montgomery counties during the 1940s and 1950s. it was restored in the 1990s and continues to draw crowds for shows and events. for more about The Glove Performing Arts Center, visit www.glovetheatre.org. Also in Gloversville, the fulton County museum (www.fultoncountymuseum.com) is another jewel in the community, paying tribute to local history with exhibits including a replica of a glove shop, a leather tanning display and a fire department exhibit with a 100-year-old call system that was used by the Gloversville fire department until 1979. Admission to the museum is free, although donations are welcomed. history buffs also enjoy visiting the fulton County Court house in Johnstown. Constructed in 1772 and 1773, it is the oldest existing courthouse in the state of new york and one of the oldest in the nation still being used as a courthouse today.

in Gloversville, which hosts changing exhibits and artist receptions that are free and open to the public. if performing arts are more to your liking, take in a show at the Colonial Little Theatre in Johnstown, which has been entertaining audiences since 1938. for more information, visit the website at www.coloniallittletheatre.org.

svan
The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, or SVAN, is a not-for-profit corporation that, with the help of a growing membership, promotes the arts throughout the Sacandaga watershed. The region includes portions of Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga and Warren counties. SVAN consists of several committees that present events such as concerts, theater presentations, gallery showings and more throughout the year. For more information, visit www.svanarts.org.

FultOn cOunty Family attractiOns


Another fulton County must-see is The Wildlife Sports & educational museum in vails mills, where kids and adults marvel at the full-size mounts of wolves, buffalo, mountain lions, deer, birds, fish and other wild animals. The museum also has a collection of more than 500 hunting, fishing and trapping artifacts, including arrows and arrowheads from the colonial era. Go to www.wildlifesportsmuseum.com for more. for a fun family outing, head for Crystal Grove diamond mine & Campground in St. Johnsville or Adirondack Animal Land in Gloversville. At Crystal Grove, visitors can dig for quartz crystal diamonds, also called herkimer diamonds, which are not found anywhere else in the world. Adirondack Animal Land is the largest zoo in upstate new york and is home to more than 500 animals, including bears, kangaroos and zebras. visitors can get up close and personal with more than 100 of the zoos animals by taking a 45-acre African Safari ride. for more about the two attractions, visit www.crystalgrove.com and www.adirondackanimalland.com. Jessica Mozo

FultOn cOunty galleries and theater


Art aficionados wont want to miss the fulton County regional Chamber of Commerce & industrys Art Gallery

Clockwise from top: memorabilia from The glove Theatre museum; a painting in the gallery at the fulton county chamber; Zebras at adirondack animal land; a display dedicated to glove making at the fulton county museum

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Sports & recreation

nose to nose With nature


snOW spOrTs, hUnTing, fishing and gOlf are pOpUlar here

a boater at pecks lake in gloversville

you might say Fulton county is an outdoor lovers paradise. The area boasts 44 sparkling lakes, including The Great Sacandaga Lake, and has been ranked as one of the best places in the nation for hunting and fishing by Outdoor Life magazine. Golf and snow sports are also all the rage.
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Fishing and hunting in FultOn cOunty


The Adirondack mountains natural resources make fulton County a sportsmans wonderland, with some type of game in season practically year round. hunters can find deer, bears and turkeys, while fishermen can hook plenty of trout, bass, walleye and pike in local waters. ice fishing is popular too, and nowhere is the communitys love for the sport more apparent than at the Walleye Challenge, an ice-fishing competition that takes place the last weekend in January. The event draws thousands of spectators and more than 1,500 competitors who vie for $45,000 in prize money, as well as giveaways such as four-wheelers and snowmobiles.

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fox run golf club

FultOn cOunty gOlF cOurses


fulton County is a hit with golfers, thanks to its seven excellent golf courses, including fox run Golf Club in Johnstown (www.foxrungolfclub.net), hales mills Country Club in Johnstown (518-736-4622), holland meadows Golf Course in Gloversville (www. hollandmeadowsgolfcourse.com), Sacandaga Golf Club in northville (www.officialsacgolf.com), kingsboro Golf Club in Gloversville (518-773-4600), nick Stoner municipal Golf Course in Caroga Lake (518-835-4220), as well as Pine Brook Golf Club (www.pinebrookgolfclub.org) in Gloversville.

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snowmobiling in fulton county

high rOllers Family Fun center and the rail trail


kids flock to high rollers family fun Center in Amsterdam (www.highrollersfun.com) for roller-skating, go-karts and other games. high rollers has a maple floor for roller-skating and topnotch sound and light systems. for outdoor exercise, check out the rail Trail, an 8-mile paved path from Johnstown to Gloversville. The trail was built upon the former fonda Johnstown & Gloversville rail line in the mid-1990s, and it has become a favorite outdoor spot with walkers, joggers and bikers. Call the chamber at (800) 676-3858 for a map or visit the website www.44lakes.com.

snOWmObiling and skiing in FultOn cOunty


When snow descends on fulton County, residents dont hide away in their homes. They break out their snowmobiles and hit the ground running on fulton Countys 150 miles of well-maintained trails. The Great Sacandaga Lake is also a hub of snowmobiling activity in winter, and local dealerships sell snowmobiles of nearly every major manufacturer. There are numerous snowmobile clubs to maintain trails throughout the county. Please contact the chamber at (800) 676-3858 for a map. royal mountain Ski Area (www.royalmountain.com) in Town of Caroga is another winter hot spot, especially for skiing. The place can pump out 1,000 gallons of snow a minute and draws skiers of every skill level, from beginners to experts. in the warm-weather months, royal mountain doubles as a motocross venue, averaging nearly 500 motocross riders at every event they host. Jessica Mozo

adirondack kayak Warehouse


To fully enjoy Fulton Countys 44 lakes, residents head over to the Adirondack Kayak Warehouse in Amsterdam to choose from the wide selection of paddles, life jackets, accessories and, of course, kayaks. Visit adkkayakwarehouse.com to see all that ADK Kayak Warehouse has to offer.

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education

creating lifelong learners


edUcaTiOnal OppOrTUniTies frOm preschOOl TO cOllege
One of the assets that draws newcomers especially parents to Fulton county is the quality of its public school systems. There are seven public school districts in the county, and they include the Gloversville enlarged School district, Greater Johnstown School district, Broadalbin-Perth Central School district, mayfield Central School district, northville Central School district, Oppenheim-ephratah Central School district and Wheelerville Union free School district.

FultOn-mOntgOmery cOmmunity cOllege


fulton County offers fultonmontgomery Community College, a two-year college with more than 45 degree and certificate programs and 2,400 students. The colleges small class sizes ensure students get individualized attention, and the school offers division iii sports in mens and womens basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball. Apart from athletics, students at fmCC can choose from more than 30 on-campus clubs and organizations. The colleges most popular degree programs include liberal arts and sciences, business administration and criminal justice.

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Number of countries represented by international students who attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College

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a new state-of-the-art clean room was built to support the electronics curriculum at fulton-montgomery community college.

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Field trip
The HFM Business Education Alliance visited Tech Valley High School in Rennselaer earlier in the year for a first-hand look at how the school works closely with local businesses to teach students the skills needed in the workplace. TVHS students work throughout the year with business executives, researchers and others in the workforce, gaining valuable experience and skills.
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Source: www.thebea.org

hamiltOn-FultOn-mOntgOmery bOard OF cOOperative educatiOn services


The hamilton-fulton-montgomery Board of Cooperative education Services organization is helping area high school students get a head start on college. headquartered in Johnstown, hfm-BOCeS provides more than $30.8 million in shared educational services to the 15 school districts in the three counties. hfmBOCeS is perhaps best known for its accredited career tech programs that help students explore and prepare for future professions while still in high school. The organization has agreements with area community colleges that allow students to start college with as many as 16 credits already under their belt. more than 500 local high school students receive career and technical training at hfm-BOCeS. for more information, visit www.hfmboces.org.

FultOn cOunty public schOOls


fulton Countys public school districts vary in size and structure. The Gloversville enlarged School district (www.gloversvilleschools.org) is made up of five elementary, one middle and one high school. The Greater Johnstown School district (www.johnstownschools.org) has three elementary, one junior high and one high school. Broadalbin-Perth Central School district (www.bpcsd.org) serves the town of Perth and village of Broadalbin and is made up of four schools, including a primary, middle, intermediate and high school. mayfield Central School district (www.mayfieldk12.com) has one elementary school and a combined junior-senior high school, while northville Central School district (www.northvillecsd.k12.ny.us) serves approximately 520 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 who are all housed in a single building. Oppenheim-ephratah Central School district (www.oecs.k12.ny.us) has one elementary school for grades kindergarten through four and one high school for grades five through 12. Wheelerville Union free School district is a small rural district in Caroga Lake that serves about 150 students in grades kindergarten through eight. most of the districts high school students attend school 8 miles away in Johnstown. Jessica Mozo
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COMMuNITY PROFILE
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historic fulton County offers access to excellent schools, sophisticated cultural events and limitless outdoor recreation. fulton County living provides urban convenience in a hometown environment.

hOuSEhOLd INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION

55,053
Total population

19 minutes
median Travel Time to Work

NuMBERS TO kNOw

40
median resident age

53%
married

47%
single

drivers license & vehicle registration Johnstown motor vehicles 223 W. main St. P.O. Box 485 Johnstown, ny 12095 (518) 736-5571 www.nydmv.state.ny.us voter registration fulton County Board of elections 2714 State hwy. 29, Ste. 1 Johnstown, ny 12095 (518) 736-5526 or 736-5527 boe@co.fulton.ny.us www.fultoncountyny.gov recycling fulton County department of Solid Waste 847 mud rd. Johnstown, ny 12095 (518) 736-5501 www.fultoncountyny.gov/dsw/ recycle/index.htm

wEAThER

80 F
summer high Temperature

24%
age 19 and Under

9F
Winter low Temperature

48%
age 20-54

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annual rain fall (vs. national average annual rain fall of 37)

28%
age 55 and Over

COST OF LIvING

95%
White

$43,068
median household income

1%
Black

$108,505
median home price

2%
hispanic

ECONOMIC RESOuRCES
fulton county regional chamber of commerce and industry www.fultoncountyny.org fulton county economic development corporation www.sites4u.org

$748
median rent for a Two-Bedroom apartment

2%
Other

TIME zONE
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Through the Lens

get the story behind the photo


now that youve experienced Fulton county through our photos, see it through the eyes of our photographers. visit imagesfultoncounty.com to view our exclusive photographers blog documenting what all went in to capturing those perfect moments. FrOm Our phOtO blOg: FultOn cOunty
Gloversville is located in upstate new york, about a one-hour drive outside Albany, at the base of the Adirondack mountains. The area provides much of the raw resources needed to make gloves; theres an abundance of furs and leather, as well as bark for tanning. in the early 19th century, the little village became an epicenter for glove making, thus giving the town its name when the first post office opened in 1828.

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