Some area businesses are gearing up for the holidays with open house and other special events. According to media releases and notices, some events include:
• GreenTree Home Candle in Treadwell will have a holiday sale from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Dec. 7 featuring locally produced goods from five artisan-based businesses.
Vendors will include Annie Hayes Rugs and Organic Soap of Delhi, Wallywoodshop of Franklin, JLF Jewelry Design of Delhi, Bread Fellows of Bovina and GreenTree Home Candle. The group plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to Habitat of Humanity of Delaware County.
The GreenTree Home studio is at 4586 Main St. in Treadwell, and the telephone number is 829-3272.
• NBT Bank at 1 Wall St. in Oneonta and the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will have an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. The chamber requests reservations at 432-4500, ext. 207.
• Rainbow’s End Weddings and More in Oneonta will give a turkey to a local food bank when a bride-to-be purchases an in-stock bridal gown by Dec. 18, according to owner Norah Doyle. And bridesmaids may take $5 off the cost of a gown, with up to five food items accepted, she said.
The shop is located at 3200 Chestnut St., and the telephone number is 432-6324.
• Butternut Barn Primitives in Richfield Springs will have its 37th annual “Coming of Christmas at the Barn” event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8. The Barn, which is on Allen’s Lake Road south of Route 20, offers early style handmade items, seasonal goods and and other wares.
STATE SELLS E-ZPASS LOCALLY
Travelers may get a jump start on long-distance journeys by buying an E-ZPass closer to home while purchasing groceries.
The state’s E-ZPass tags now are available for purchase at customer service counters of Price Chopper and Hannaford stores, according to a media release issued by the governor.
The tags pay tolls and other fees automatically as a vehicle passes a purchase point.
E-ZPass tags have a $25 value and are active upon purchase, according to the state’s release. The first $15 is immediately available for toll usage, and the remaining $10 becomes available after the tag is registered online or by phone.
E-ZPass provides a savings of 5 percent on all Thruway tolls and is accepted in 14 other states — Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information about E-ZPass, visit www.e-zpassNY.com.
CAMPERS GET CYBER MONDAY OFFER
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation are offering a $25 camping gift card to booking a two-night minimum stay online on Cyber Monday. Reservations must be made at http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ from midnight to 11:59 p.m., according to a media release.
Consumers who book on Cyber Monday this year will be able to make a reservation through the 2014 Labor Day weekend, pending availability, and some restrictions may apply, the release said.
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