Market to host trio Saturday

The Oxford Farmers’ Market will present Tumbleweed Highway Trio from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the bandstand in Lafayette Park on state Route 12 in the village of Oxford.

Tumbleweed Highway Trio closes out the bandstand programming for the season, but the Oxford Farmers’ Market will continue to take place each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, through the end of the autumn harvest season. For more information, call 843-5699 or email


Labor Day fundraiser planned

The Catholic Community of St. Thomas the Apostle will hold its annual barbecue and Chinese auction from noon to 3 p.m. Labor Day, Monday, at the parish social hall at 13 Church St. in Cherry Valley.

Brooks’ barbecue chicken and ribs will be featured. This fundraiser has been a Labor Day tradition for nearly 50 years, organizers said. Additional information is at

Rabies clinics set in Chenango

There will be free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs cats and domesticated ferrets from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincklaen Town Garage, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16,  at the South New Berlin Fire Station and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Oxford Fire House.

State Public Health Rabies Law requires all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets to receive immunization against rabies no later than 4 months of age, and the state Ag and Markets requires dogs to be licensed at 4 months of age.

Dogs, cats or ferrets that are not vaccinated against rabies and involved in biting an individual must be confined for 10 days at an approved facility at the owner’s expense. If the animal is vaccinated and involved in a bite incident, it may be confined at home, for the 10-day period.

If a pet is bitten by or exposed to a rabid or suspected rabid animal and is immunized, a vaccine booster dose must be administered within five days. If unvaccinated, the pet must be adequately quarantined for six months in accordance with Public Health Law.

When attending a rabies clinic, animals must be under control. Dogs must be on a leash. Cats and ferrets must be confined.

Animals vaccinated for the first time must be re-vaccinated the following year to qualify for a three-year boost. Previous vaccination record must be presented to receive three-year coverage.

Rabies clinics are free, and donations are accepted.

For more information, call the Chenango County Department of Public Health Environmental Division at 337-1673.


OLT picnic, auction set for Saturday

The Otsego Land Trust’s annual picnic and silent auction will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Thayer Farm at 7016 State Highway 80 in Springfield.

Otsego Land Trust staff and board members will host their annual silent auction and picnic. The Utica Zoo Mobile’s New York State Native animal show will be on hand, and a local string band will play. Attendees will be able to learn about Thayer Farm’s agricultural history by exploring the barns and farmstead with Cynthia Falk.

The auction will be held from 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  The hike will start at 11:15 a.m. and announcements at noon.  Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The Utica Zoo Mobile will open at 1 p.m. and kids’ games will start at 1:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $25 each, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. Ticket Purchase at the OLT office at 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, or contact Sara 547-2366 or


Passenger pigeon extinction to be topic

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, which was once the most abundant bird in America. To commemorate this anniversary, Project Passenger Pigeon volunteer John Neumann will give a presentation in Sidney Memorial Public Library’s Smart Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public.


Department seeks auction donations

The Milford Fire Department will be holding its yearly auction on Oct. 4. The department welcomes donations. The auction will start at 10 a.m. Oct. 4. Pick up for items has begun. For more information, call 643-1360 or (618) 975-5741.


Town board sets September meetings

The New Lisbon Town Board will hold its regular September monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the town hall.

The Town Board will also hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the town hall. The meeting’s purpose will be the presentation of the tentative 2015 town budget, followed by a work session.

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