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May 2, 2012

Area Edward Jones financial adviser to host retirement program

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The multifaceted topic of retirement will be addressed during a free program offered by a financial adviser in Oneonta on Thursday night.

Sarah Manchester, an Edward Jones adviser with offices on Southside, will present an educational seminar titled "Key Life Decisions: Are You Prepared?" at the First United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St. in the city at 7 p.m. Thursday. Guest speakers will address topics of opportunities, estate planning, understanding taxes and preparing to retire.

Speakers will include funeral director Les Grummons of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home; estates lawyer Marty Finn of Lavelle & Finn; and tax manager Joseph Temming of Friedman LLP.

Space is limited for the free seminar, a media release said. To make a reservation, call Jennifer Critti-Lebeau at 432-1510 by today.

Made In America store adds local products

A taste of Oneonta is now available on the shelves of the Made In America store in Elma, according to a media release.

Sauces, rubs and marinades made by Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q have joined the ranks of featured 100 percent USA-made products, the release said. The Made In America Store, owned by Mark Andol, is located at 900 Maple Road in Elma, which is in the Buffalo Niagara region.

The Made in America Store opened April 3, 2010, according to the retailer's website, and it is the only general merchandise store in the country that sells 100 percent American-made foods and products, including packaging. Merchandise ranges from groceries and clothing to recreational and pet products.

The store's mission is to restore U.S. manufacturing jobs by providing American consumers a brick-and-mortar store and e-commerce site that guarantee products sold are "entirely American in materials and labor," the website said. The store offers a 10 percent discount to active duty and retired U.S. military personnel, the release said. For more information, visit

Fair will feature spiritual, healing arts

The eighth annual Spiritual Arts Fair will be at the Unitarian Universalist in Oneonta on Friday night and Saturday.

Admission to the fair is $5 for both days, and hours are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission includes access to a choice among 22 free workshops, and psychic readings and energy healing sessions will be available for a fee. Times and details about the free workshops and biographies of the psychic readers and healers are available, among other information, at Presenters from the local area and across the state are scheduled to attend.

To suggest a business story, announce a new business or changes to an existing one, email details to or call Denise Richardson at 432-1000 or (800) 721-1000, ext. 213.