Author, filmmaker to interpret book

SHARON SPRINGS — Author Paula Petry and storyteller and filmmaker Lurenda Turner will read from and interpret Petry’s book, “A Mother’s Courage To Awaken” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Light of Heart Sanctuary at 267 U.S. Highway 20 in Sharon Springs.

According to a media release, Patry’s book is described as an account of the love for and loss of a child and the healing quest that loss initiated.

The two will go behind the book cover and not through the camera lens in their presentation.

Refreshments will be served.

The $10 per person donation will support Klinkhart Hall Arts Center at 191 Main St. in Sharon Springs.

The building is in the process of being developed as a center for the performing and visual arts.

Call 305-807-7594 or email for more information. 

Senator schedules Delhi office hours

DELHI — Mobile office hours will provided by the constituent services staff of Sen. Jen Metzer, D-Rosendale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22 and Feb. 26, at the Senator Charles D. Cook County Office Building at 111 Main St. in Delhi.

Constituents may ask questions, share concerns, discuss local issues and request needed information and assistance.  

Call 845-344-3311 or email for more information.

Scholarship process underway for 2020

COOPERSTOWN — Leatherstocking Credit Union is accepting applications from local high school seniors for its annual scholarships.

According to a media release,the Credit Union awarded $10,000 in scholarships to young Credit Union members, ranging from $400 to $1,000 per student last year. The same amount will be awarded in 2020. Selection is based on a student’s community and/or school involvement and being a well-rounded individual.

Applicants may print the online form at or pick one up at Leatherstocking Credit Union at 24 Glen Ave. in Cooperstown. The deadline to apply is March 25. Applicants must be a member of Leatherstocking Credit Union. Membership packets will be made available upon request.

Tax assistance available locally

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites will be open in Oneonta from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. until noon Saturdays starting Feb. 5.

According to a media release, assistance is available to low to moderate income taxpayers. Free tax preparation and e-filing is performed by trained volunteers. Required appointments may be made by dialing 211.

Also, MyFreeTaxes is a United Way and H&R Block sponsored service available to individuals and families who made less than $66,000 in 2019. The program is available for use on any home computer at

Public computers are also available for filers to prepare their taxes at CDO Workforce offices at 12 Dietz St. in Oneonta from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 21 Liberty St. in Sidney and 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 3 in Delhi from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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