National Expert Visits Downtown Gloversville

People celebrating at events in downtown Gloversville.

People celebrating at events in downtown Gloversville.

On October 27, 2017, CRG hosted Andrew Manshel for a presentation and discussion on downtown revitalization and placemaking efforts in Gloversville. Mr. Manshel is a nationally recognized expert in both economic development and placemaking, having served as the Executive Vice President of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Associate Director and Counsel at the Bryant Park Restoration Corporation, General Counsel and Director of Public Amenities to the Grand Central and 34th Street Partnerships, among other roles. Currently, Mr. Manshel serves as the principal of Place Master Projects Advisory Services and is a Director and Treasurer of Project for Public Spaces, Inc.

During his presentation, Mr. Manshel discussed the notion that no place is unique, therefore the options to iterate successful projects from other cities is endless. The key to sustainable economic development has been shown not to occur through incentivizing projects but by creating places where people want to be, with sustainable economic development following the people.

How do you make downtown Gloversville a place where people want to be? By having constant downtown programming. Programming can come in small and large forms, from offering tables and chairs with chess sets to major downtown events such as the Twilight Market or Southern Adirondack Wine & Food Festival.

To learn more about Andrew Manshel, please visit his Place Master website here.

Mr. Manshel’s full presentation is available here: Manshel_Gloversville Oct 2017.

Would you like to learn more about how Gloversville is working toward a sustainable economic revitalization? Please contact Jennifer Jennings, Downtown Development Specialist at jenniferj@fccrg.org or call her at 518.725.7700 ext. 107.

 

Southern Adirondack Wine & Food Festival


Southern Adirondack Wine & Food Festival Logo

 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2 N. Main Street

Gloversville, NY

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Tastings of wine, cider and whisky

Hudson-Chatham WineryHummingbird Hill WineryLedge Rock Hill WineryPazdar Winery, Nine Pin CiderYankee Distillers

◊ Delicious local food

The Brass Monkey, On A Roll, Mohawk Harvest Co-opNYC PizzaSugar PearlPalatine CheeseIce Delites, Isn’t It SweetThe Nut LadyFork Art

Live music

Chelsea Reeves
GCM Wind Quintet
Baker Brass Trio
Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle
Doghouse Trio
Penny Jar

Wine seminars

The basics of wine making and wine tasting

Art  and Craft Shows

Primitive Pimp Design
My Inner 1800s 
The Leaning Tree

◊ Architectural tours

In historic downtown Gloversville

◊ Plus….

French-themed Paint N Sip ($5 additional fee for supplies)

The Southern Adirondack Wine & Food Festival is sponsored by:

GOLD SPONSOR:
Fulton County Center for Regional Growth

SILVER SPONSORS:
Adirondack Wood Floor Co.
Mohawk Harvest Co-op
The Still Point Acupuncture

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Glove Theatre marquee takes center stage

The Glove Performing Arts Center also eyes upgrade

May 19, 2016

By KERRY MINOR, reprinted from the Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE – Repairs to the damaged marquee of the Glove Performing Arts Center will hopefully be made over the summer, an official with the theater said.

Richard Samrov, the theater’s executive director and co-chairman of programming, said the theater has found a local man who is willing to give his time to the theater to install new panels and the wiring that secures letters onto the marquee that was damaged over the winter.

Strong winds in February caused three pieces of glass and several plastic panels to come off the marquee and shatter on the ground during two separate weeks. In all, more than half of the front of the marquee is missing.

glove theatre marquee showing damage from wind storms

The marquee at the Glove Performing Arts Center in Gloversville is shown this morning. The marquee was damaged this winter, and could be repaired this summer. The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor

 

“The marquee is very important. It is the first thing you see when you arrive,” he said

Samrov declined to name the person, stating he wasn’t sure if the individual wanted the publicity for his work.

The theater needs to replace six panels, along with wiring, metal edging and lighting. Samrov said finding parts for the marquee has been, and will continue to be, difficult due to its age.

“Being so old, it takes a bit of maneuvering to get new stuff,” Samrov said. “It takes time.”

He said eventually, the Glove Performing Arts Center wants to do an entire upgrade on the marquee, a project that would cost anywhere from $100,000 to $125,000.

For now, through, the Glove will focus on repairing the damage.

Samrov said donations for the marquee have been coming in since the spring from the community.

“People are interested in seeing the marquee repaired,” he said.

Samrov said anyone wanting to donate money for the repairs can send a check to The Glove Performing Arts Center, P.O. Box 566, Gloversville, NY 12078.

“If you want to continue to have the theater stay here, we need help and support to make it happen,” Samrov said. “We need support in order to do the things we need to do.”

Samrov said fundraising events that are held over the summer will have funds set aside from them for the marquee repairs. He said funds from the recent talent show were also set aside for the project.

“It takes a community to make something special. The more we have to work with the more successful we are,” Samrov said.

Kerry Minor covers Gloversville. She can be reached at kminor@leaderherald.com

Congratulations to the Winner of Our Photo Contest

FCCRG Photo Contest Winner

CRG Photo Contest Winner Trevor Junquera.
Photo courtesy of Leader Herald.

We were pleased to see so many friends at the annual Networking event on November 22nd, where we announced the new marketing initiaives underway to expand business in Fulton County.

And it was with great pride that we announced 23-year old Northville resident Trevor Junquera as the winner of our amateur photo contest. Junquera’s winning entry was a photograph of the Chamber of Commerce building in Gloversville, entitled “Chamber of Commerce.” Another of his photos, “Johnstown Sunset,” was among the six finalists selected by CRG and our marketing agency Shannon-Rose Design.

Gloversville NY Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce
Gloversville, NY

The amateur photography contest was launched this summer and was open to people ages 12 to 25 who have attended or are attending a school in Fulton County. Finalists were selected based on both the content and the quality of their original photography. The goal was to celebrate Fulton County through images that showcase the good hearts of our people and the seeds of economic vitality that will ultimately enable us to restore our downtowns and grow our economy.

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth president Mike Reese presented Junquera with the prize — a high definition digital EOS Rebel T3 camera with 180-55 IS lens. “I’m just happy to be a part of this,” Junquera told the Leader Herald. “I think it’s great [the CRG] is increasing the inbound marketing with Facebook and blogging because it all gets people to the area and to visit their website and I’m proud to be a part of that.”

FCCRG Photo Contest Finalists

FCCRG Photo Contest finalists Coleen Chupka, Laiken Whittredge, Alicia McCloskey, Ashley Warner, and winner Trevor Junquera.

We also congratulate and thank the other finalists Coleen Chupka, Laiken Whittredge, Alicia McCloskey, and Ashley Warner.

All of the finalists photographs can be viewed here.

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Announces the Finalists for its High School Photo Contest

Johnstown, NY (November 15, 2013) The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth today announced the names of six finalists for its amateur Photo Contest.

The winner of the contest will be announced at the economic development organization’s annual networking event starting at 6:00 pm on Friday November 22, 2013 at The Eccentric Club in Gloversville. The public is invited to this event. Tickets are $45 per person; you must RSVP to FCCRG at 518-762-8700 ext 100 by Tuesday, November 19th.

The framed finalist photographs will be on display throughout the networking event, and will be presented as prizes in a silent auction. Gift bags will be given to the first 50 reservation holders to arrive at the event, which will also feature a silent auction and raffle for items such as gift certificates from Ruby & Quiri, Royal Mountain, Lapland Lake, Fox Run, Holland Meadows, several local restaurants, passes to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and more.

The Photo Contest, launched this summer, was open to youths ages 12 to 25 who have attended or are attending a school in Fulton County. Finalists were selected based on both the content and the quality of their original photography. The winner will receive a high definition digital EOS Rebel T3 camera with 180-55 IS lens, to be presented at the November 22nd event.

Explained Mike Reese, President and CEO of FCCRG, “The goal of this contest was to celebrate Fulton County through images that showcase the good hearts of our people and the seeds of economic vitality that will ultimately enable us to restore our downtowns and grow our economy.”

The six finalists are:

Trevor Junquera
Category: Downtowns
Title: Chamber of Commerce Building
Location: Gloversville

Gloversville NY Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laiken Whittredge
Category: Agriculture
Title: Wagon Ride at Roger’s Family Orchards
Location: Johnstown

Johnstown NY Rogers Orchard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia McCloskey
Category: Community
Title: The Family-Friendly
Eagle Mills Cider Farm
Location: Broadalbin

Fulton County NY Eagle Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Warner
Category: Industrial
Title: The Metal Worker
Location: Northville

Fulton County NY metal worker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coleen Chupka
Category: Tourism
Title: Sand Island
Location: Mayfield

Sand Island Fulton County NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trevor Junquera
Category: Downtowns
Title: Johnstown Sunset
Location: Johnstown

Johnstown NY Sunset

The Eccentric Club In Gloversville NY

 

The eccentric Club Entrance.

The eccentric Club Entrance.

The Eccentric Club Located on North Main Street in Gloversville NY

The Eccentric Club Located on North Main Street in Gloversville NY

The Eccentric Club building was constructed in 1908. It is located on the corner of North Main and Spring Streets. Downtown Gloversville is home to this extraordinary building along with many other architectural Gems.

Many famous people have attended club functions including, Joseph G. Cannon, Teddy Roosevelt,  Chauncey Depew. The highest membership recorded reached 300. To learn more about the Eccentric Club go to www.eccentricclub.com

 

 

The Glove Theater in Downtown Gloversville

The Glove Theater, located on Main Street.

The Glove Theater, located on Main Street.

The Glove Theater Performing Arts Center is located at 42 North Main Street in Gloversville NY. The Theater was constructed in 1914 by Henry Cady and George Dartch. The Marquee was added to the structure in 1939 as the theater became the premier venue for entertainment in Fulton County in the 1940’s and fifties. Currently the Theater is the location of several live performances each year.

Gloversville Library, Fulton County NY

The Gloversville Library is Located on Fulton Street in

The Gloversville Library is Located on Fulton Street in Gloversville NY

One of the great architectural gems in Gloversville, NY is the Gloversville Public Library on Fulton Street. You can find out more at www.gloversvillelibrary.org.

The Thinking Doughboy – Gloversville, NY, Fulton County

Fulton County - Gloversville NY

Fulton County – Gloversville NY

Scutlpture Name: The Thinking Doughboy

Artist: Karl M. Illava, (1896-1954)

The purpose of this sculpture commemorates the soldiers of World War I (WWI).

Location: Main Street, Gloversville, New York – Fulton County NY

 

Easterly Woodwork & Design Flourishes in Gloversville

Designer and builder of custom wood furniture lauds Fulton County’s growing arts community

Susy Easterly has been crafting wood furniture, cabinets, signs, doors, and accessories for 25 years and her creations grace homes and businesses across the Capital Region.

Since 2011, Susy has operated her business as Easterly Woodwork & Design, headquartered in a downtown Gloversville factory she purchased at 5 Forest Street. She’s been pleased with response to the business, which has grown almost entirely through word of mouth. She’s also happy to be doing business in the county where she grew up.

“I was raised in Fulton County and have spent much of my life here,” she explained. “It’s a great place to work. My building is an old factory that’s perfect for my operation. I have a Facebook page, but mostly people hear about my work from other customers.”

Susy Easterly_Furniture Designer

Susy was first introduced to woodworking in 1996 as a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire. She apprenticed with a high-end shop in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she learned most of the fine techniques she still uses today. After working in the field for a time, she went to graduate school at the Savannah Collage of Art and Design, where she received her MFA in industrial design

The artistic impulse seems to run in her family. Two of her grandparents painted, and her brother is also an artist.

Susy is also deeply involved in supporting the new Micropolis Cooperative Gallery, an artist co-op located in the Mohawk Harvest Co-op in Gloversville. A member of the co-op’s board of directors, Susy sees this initiative as providing a crucial community focus for the growing numbers of artists who live and work in the county.

“We’re very pleased with the response to this effort,” she said. “There are so many great artists doing good work here. The Micropolis Coop helps to create a market to bring their work to the public and to raise awareness and support for artists across the region.”