Grant applications sought by company

Nonprofit organizations in a 31-county region, including the counties of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego, may apply no later than Friday, Feb. 14 for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Health Award grants up to $4,000 each.

According to a media release, grant funds may be used for programs designed to improve the health or health care of a specific population. Programs that improve the health status of the community, reduce the incidence of specific diseases, promote health education and further overall wellness will be considered.

Visit for more information and to apply online.

Grants totaling $115,000 will be awarded and announced in March.

Historical society to meet Wednesday

SCHENEVUS — The Town of Maryland Historical Society will share historical Valentines and hear about the history of reiki, a form of alternative medicine called energy healing, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the AMVETS building on Main Street in Schenevus.

Email Kathleen Gasperini at for more information.

Workshop to focus on tracing roots

SCHOHARIE — The Old Stone Fort Genealogical Workshop Series will return at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, with “Writing Your Family History,” presented by Jefferson Historical Society President Kevin Berner. The program will be held in the Badgley Museum annex at Old Stone Fort Museum at 145 Fort Road in Schoharie.

According to a media release, the workshop was designed to help emerging and seasoned family researchers with their ongoing genealogical projects. Tips will provided on how to gather and organize information, documents and photographs into a family history record.

Berner’s family history as well as others will be available from the Schoharie County Historical Society.

Call 518-295-7192 or visit for more information.

Budget workshop set for Thursday

MORRIS — Members of the Morris Central School District Board of Education will assemble for a budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the school media center.

Call for vendors issued for event

MARGARETVILLE — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center have issued a call for vendors for its 52nd annual Antique, Craft and Flea Market, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, in Village Park in Margaretville.

Spaces are available in the park and pavilion for merchandise ranging from antiques and collectibles to dollar store items. The fee per vendor is $40.

Contact Sue Adams at 845-586-1175 or, Kathy Roberts at 845-586-1800, ext.3304, 607-326-4136, or for more information and to reserve space.

A contract form and field layout is available for download at Checks should be made payable to the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary. The registration deadline is May 15. All vendors are encouraged to mark their first three choices on the map enclosed with the contract.

Event proceeds will benefit Mountainside Residential Care Center.

Climate change talk set for Saturday

DELHI — Kevin Schultz of Oneonta will present “Climate R/Evolution,” a lecture on the science of climate change at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Bushel Collective at 106 Main St. in Delhi.

According to a media release, Schultz is an associate professor and chair of the physics department at Hartwick College as well as chair of the City of Oneonta Environmental Board.

He will outline the science behind global climate change and present the facts — widely known and less known. Schultz will address what the science has to say about the future of our planet, and how we must move from a personal response to the climate crisis towards collective action.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Visit for more information.

 Fun with chocolate to be presented SHERBURNE — A Family Fun program will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s visitor center at 2721 State Route 80 in Sherburne.

“Crazy for Cacao” will celebrate the cacao bean and how the beans are used to create chocolate, including candy, a popular gift for Valentine’s Day. Historical chocolate snacks will be served. The program, sponsored by M&T Bank, is free.

Call 607-674-4733 for more information.

Department to host lasagna dinner 

WEST LAURENS — A donation lasagna dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the West Laurens Fire Department on state Route 23.

Phone bank party planned at gallery

GILBERTSVILLE —A phone bank party endorsing Bernie Sanders for president will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Dunderberg Gallery at 118 Marion Ave. in Gilbertsville.

Also on Saturday, flutist Ana Laura Gonsalez and pianist Fideliz Campbell will perform at 5 p.m. and an Art Dollar Sale will be held from noon until 7 p.m.

Call Marcus Villagran at 607-783-2476 or 607-783-2010 for more information.


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