Grange to install officers Monday

GILBERTSVILLE — Butternut Valley Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Grange Hall at 7 Bloom St. in Gilbertsville.

Officers elected at the June meeting will be installed. They are President Roger Halbert, Vice President Douglas Dutcher, Lecturer Barton Snedaker, Steward Nathan Lull, Assistant Stewards Norman and Anna Ritchey, Chaplain Laura Palada, Treasurer Robert Evans, Recording Secretary Roberta Halbert, Corresponding Secretary Laurie Johnsen, Gatekeeper Glenn Foster, Ceres Valerie Haynes, Pomona Tracy Youngs, Flora Molly Del Giacco and Flag Bearer Richard Ballard. Cathy Galley will serve a three-year term on the executive board.

In other business at last month’s meeting, appreciation was shown to 12 Gilbertsville-Mount Upton students and their adviser Larisa Waghorn for their work on community work day. They stained the handicapped accessibility ramp and also placed barriers along the back parking lot.

The by-laws were revised to include the new membership category of honorary members. Elected honorary members were Herman Botzow, Barbara Butts and Joanne Rowe.

Reservations continue to be taken for the Aug. 28 bus trip for a dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake and the musical “South Pacific” at the Merry Go Round Theatre in Auburn. The cost is $144 for Grange members or $154. Rates are based on 30 passengers and refunds will be made with 35 or more passengers.

Call Roger Halbert at 607-783-2691 for more information and to book the trip.

The social committee for Monday’s meeting will be Paula Evans, Maryanne Campbell, Jim and Tracy Youngs, Bob Evans and Barton Snedaker.

Tuition students may apply in Milford

MILFORD — Milford Central School began accepting applications for tuition students July 1 and will continue to accept them until July 20. Tuition is $3,000 per student.

Applications are available at the school from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays. Call 607-286-3349 for more information.

Anglers sought for bass tournament

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — The Richfield Springs Community Center’s annual Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, rain or shine, at the Canadarago Lake Boat Launch on 135 Dennison Road in Richfield Springs.

Registration will be from 5:30 to 7:00 a.m. Fishing will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weigh in will be at 1:30 p.m. A free lunch will follow weigh in. The fees are $20 for adults and $10 for those 12 and younger.

Cash prizes total $700 plus 25% of registration fees and will go to the top three boats (total bag weight) and heaviest lunker. There is a limit of three bass per boat.

Contact Tournament Coordinator Bill Kosina at 315-749-3286 or for more information.

Home handicrafts wanted at fair store

MORRIS — Home handicrafters are wanted to sell their items in the Country Store in Floral Hall at the Otsego County Fair. The fair will be held from July 30 to Aug. 4.

According to a media release, crafters will set their own prices with a percentage going to the fund for the upkeep of Floral Hall. Each crafter is also encouraged to volunteer for two four-hour shifts in the store and will receive an admission ticket for the day(s) worked. Participants must have a store number.

Interested crafters are urged to contact Marcia Rehrmann at 607-263-5563 or Dora Cooke at 607-547-8321 for more information as soon as possible.

Tickets available for library gala

ANDES — Tickets are being sold for “Get Lit” a fundraising gala scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Willow Drey Farm at 985 Hyzer Hill Road in Andes.

According to a media release, proceeds will benefit Bright Hill Community Library in Treadwell.

Entertainment will be provided by the Hyzer Hillbillies, Hanzolo and fire performer Cosmic Greg Lee.

A cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a tapas supper will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person. Guests may pay $10 per person for the entertainment by Hanzolo and Lee scheduled to start at 9 p.m.

Tickets are available at, by mailing payment payable to Bright Hill Press Inc. to Bright Hill Literary Center at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY 13846, or by calling 607-829-5055.

Call 607-829-5055 or email at for more information.

Library schedules talk and program

DELHI — Author Cynthia Cooper will visit Cannon Free Library in Delhi at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, to discuss her book, “No Person Above the Law.” Described as a historical novel, the book is based on the life of Judge John J. Sirica, who presided over the 1973 Watergate trials.

At 10:30 on Thursday, July 11, Dirtmeister Steve Tomecek will present an interactive program related to the summer reading theme “Space: A Universe of Stories.” According to a media release, early attempts at flying, the science of why hot air balloons float, how Bernoulli’s principle gives airplane wings their lift and the launch of a homemade rocket will be featured.

Both programs are free and for the public. The library is at 40 Elm St., in Delhi.

Call 607-746-2662 for more information.

Water protocols to be explained

HANCOCK — A public awareness meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 10, at the office of Friends of the Upper Delaware River at 158 E. Front St. in Hancock regarding two protocols that have been developed to control warm water temperatures and erratic water releases on the upper Delaware River. Agency officials and the Delaware River Commission’s subcommittee on ecological flows will explain how the protocols were developed and how they will be put into operation.

There will be time for questions

Hyde Hall to offer summer ghost tours

GLIMMERGLASS STATE PARK — Historic Hyde Hall at 267 Glimmerglass State Park, outside Cooperstown, will offer a summer edition of its ghost tours from July through mid-August from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14.

According to a media release, Hyde Hall staff will take visitors on a guided tour of places where curious events are said to have taken place.

Visit for more information and tickets.

Cush Hill stroll set for Wednesday

SHERBURNE — The next Chenango Bird Club’s summer evening birdwatching event will be a stroll at Rogers Center’s Cush Hill property at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

Chenango Bird Club members will point out visual field marks and songs of birds.

All are welcome to the program. Refreshments will follow.

Attendees are instructed to meet in the main parking lot of Rogers Center one miles west of Sherburne village on state Highway 80.

Call Club President Charlene LaFever at 607-334-9112 for more information.

Program on schools to be presented

SCHENEVUS — The Town of Maryland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at AMVETS Hall at 16 Main St. in Schenevus. The program, “Our Schools” will be presented by Bob Parmerter. Members may also bring their own materials to share.

Email Kathleen Gasperini at for more information.

Museum director to address society

HARTWICK — Liz Callahan will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Otsego County Historical Association monthly educational program at Kinney Memorial Library in Hartwick. Callahan is executive director at Hanford Mills Museum and will present a virtual behind-the-scenes tour highlighting the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation activities that have been undertaken to keep the Mill complex stable and operational. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Chicken to be sold by Sidney Rotary

SIDNEY — A chicken barbecue will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sidney from 10:30 a.m. until sold out Thursday, July 11, at the Amphenol parking lot in Union Street in Sidney. Chicken halves by Wilson will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the club’s community service projects.

Writer from Bronx to share works

TREADWELL — Word Thursdays will welcome Bronx author Mark Blickly at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills at 94 Church St. in Treadwell. He will share his works after the 7 p.m. open mic. The suggested donation is $3. Students and youths may attend for free. Wine, beer, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Call 607-829, 5055, email or visit www.brighthillpress,org for more information. Registration is available on Facebook.