Group to hear talk by Fidelis Care rep

SIDNEY — The Breathing Better Group will be meet in the Smart Room at Sidney Memorial Public Library at 8 River St. in Sidney at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The speaker will be Terri Farrell of Fidelis Care. All are welcome.

Call Registered Respiratory Therapist David Reynolds at 607-265-3258 for more information.

Saturday potluck to feature Jamaica

FLY CREEK — A “Jamaican-themed” potluck supper will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Fly Creek United Methodist Church. Attendees may bring a dish to pass if they wish. Drinks and dinnerware will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

Pomona Grange sets agenda  for meeting

HARPERSFIELD — The Otsego County Pomona Grange will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Colonel Harper Grange Hall in Harpersfield.

According to a media release, flower, grain and vegetable show entries from each community Grange should be in place for judging before the meeting.

A dish to pass lunch will begin at noon. Those attending are to bring own table service.

The Lecturer program will be presented at 1 p.m. with guest speaker Otsego County Office for the Aging Director Tami MacDonald. She will provide information on the services available from Offices for the Aging, including those in Chenango and Delaware counties. MacDonald will also share information on the state survey being conducted that will address services and needs that are lacking for seniors, particularly in rural areas. The survey will being collected through September when tabulations will begin. Those attending the meeting may complete the survey if they haven’t already done so.

Pomona Chaplain Elaine Smith will conduct a memorial service in remembrance of all Pomona members who have passed away during the last year.

Officers elected in June will be installed.

Grangers are reminded to furnish baked goods for the annual Harvest Festival at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday, Sept. 21, when community Granges will sponsor a bake sale as a fundraiser.

Church schedules sales with dinner

NORTH FRANKLIN — The Aldrich Baptist Church at 2770 State Route 28 in North Franklin will host a chicken-and-biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The menu will include chicken and gravy on a biscuit, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, coleslaw, homemade pies and beverages.

The meal will cost $10 for adults and $5 for youths 5 to 12. Children 5 and younger may eat for free. Takeouts will be available.

There will also be craft items and baked goods on sale at the church during the dinner.

Annual 5k to offer runners fun in mud

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — The Falling Footsteps (Fun in the Mud) 5K and 1 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Richfield Springs Sportsmen’s Club at 1497 County Highway 25 in Richfield Springs.

The event, part of the 20th annual Route 20 Road Challenge, includes a 5k cross country trail run consisting of water, mud and hills along with a one-mile walk.

Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Preregistration is $15. Registration at the event will be $20. The online registration deadline is Sept. 13. It is available at

Prizes will be awarded for the top three in each age group.

Email for more information. Proceeds will benefit youth programming at the Richfield Springs Community Center.

Auxiliary yard sale to benefit company

HALCOTTVILLE — A yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Halcottsville Firehouse at 363 Halcottsville Road in Halcottsville.

New and used items will be available including decorative glassware, ceramics, kitchenware, small furniture and household items.

Sponsored by the Halcottsville Fire Department Auxiliary, proceeds will help with the rebuilding of Wawaka Hose Company No. 1.

Author to discuss his book about museums

WALTON — Local author Chuck D’Imperio will talk about his book, “Unknown Museums of Upstate NY A Guide to 50 Treasures” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Walton Historical Society at 9 Townsend St. in Walton. D’Imperio will discuss some of the museums in his book in terms of their cultural and historical relevance. The program is free and open to the public. 

Parish picnic set at area state park

COOPERSTOWN — St. Mary’s Church in Cooperstown will host a picnic for parishioners on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Glimmerglass State Park. An 11 a.m. Mass will be followed by a picnic lunch.

Call Edna Chase at 607-547-8068 for more information.

Pancake breakfast, bake sale planned

CHARLOTTEVILLE — The Charlotteville Schoolhouse will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and bake sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The Charlotteville Schoolhouse is Main Street in Charlotteville. For more information, call Joe at 607-397-9180.

Volunteers sought for reservoir work 

ANDES — The sixth annual Reservoir Cleanup Day will include the Pepacton Reservoir. Work is scheduled to start at noon Sunday, Sept. 15. Interested volunteers will meet at the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch Area in Andes, just off state Route 30 on the north side of the bridge.

Call 845-340-8712 or email for more information and to volunteer. Online registration is available at

Program to feature first-time author

COOPERSTOWN — The Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown will present author George Hovis who will read from his first novel “The Skin Artist” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the meeting room downstairs at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

Hovis is a Cooperstown local and a professor of English literature at SUNY Oneonta. His first novel is set in his native North Carolina.

“The Skin Artist” is described as the saga of a young man’s search for his own identity on the dark side of the New South.

The program is free and open to the public.



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