B-G board to meet Thursday

The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the District Conference Room. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7 p.m.


‘Barns of New York’ to be topic of talk

Meredith Historical Society will sponsor a program titled, “Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State,” presented by Cynthia G. Falk at 7 p.m. Thursday at the former Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church in East Meredith.

Falk, professor of Material Culture in the Cooperstown Graduate program of the State University College at Oneonta, is the author of a book with the same title as this program. She will explore the agricultural and architectural diversity of the barns in all regions of New York. In addition to main barns, attention will also be paid to outbuildings such as corn cribs, cabbage houses and silos, and to buildings used to support the cultivation of products specifically associated with New York, such as hops and dairy products.

The public is invited. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 746-8083.


Stamp club plans meeting, show

The Leatherstocking Stamp Club will host a program titled “What Do You Have “ at its regular monthly meeting, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tillapaugh Home, at 28 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown. Members of the public may attend and bring stamps they’d like to know more about. Members will share their philatelic expertise and have available catalogs and resources to assist in identifying and answering questions. 

October is Stamp Collecting Month and the Leatherstocking Stamp Club, which was founded in 1934 with the express purpose of promoting a baseball stamp for the baseball centennial celebration held in 1939, is actively promoting involvement in the hobby.

To celebrate stamp collecting, The Leatherstocking Stamp Club and The Tri-County Stamp Club, based in Sidney, are working together to host a Stamp and Postcard Show/Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Holiday Inn on State Route 23 in Oneonta. 

The Leatherstocking Stamp Club meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month. For more information contact Ellen Tillapaugh at 547 5646 or at kuchtill@gmail.com.


Church plans 93rd harvest dinner 

Members and supporters of the Good Neighbors of the Columbus Community Church will hold their 93rd annual harvest dinner on Thursday with two servings, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at The Whitney House at 4311 State Route 80 in the town of Columbus.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children younger than 5 admitted free. Takeouts will be available for $9.50 per dinner.

Proceeds from the dinner, which totaled more than $5,000 in 2013, will be used toward many projects the Good Neighbors of Columbus Community Church provide for the parish and the community at large through the year.

Margaret Foster of Smyrna is the overall planner of the dinner. Chefs for the event are Margaret Foster, Smyrna, and Joseph Taranto of South New Berlin, a graduate of the American Culinary Institute. Sandra Strait serves as the president of the Good Neighbors. To serve the more than 800 dinners, a volunteer staff of about 75 will be on hand.


Afton School Board sets meetings

The Afton Central School Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room directly across from the District Office. Visitors are asked to use the entrance on Sand Street for board meetings.

The second meeting of the month will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the same location.


Rummage sale set at church

The South Kortright Community Church will hold its fall rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. There will be a large variety of goods for sale, and clothing will be free.


Alt-Escape to play contradance

Otsego Dance Society’s monthly contradance will be Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown. The band will be Alt-Escape, and Casey Mullaney will be calling.

According to a media release, Alt-Escape is one of the “alter-egos” of the band Tunescape and is made up of Tim Ball on fiddle, Gail Blake on guitar and Peter Blue playing button accordion, nyckelharpa, and percussion. The band plays music borrowed from a variety of dance music traditions. 

Mullaney has been calling contradance since she was a student at Hartwick College. “Her friendly style and clear instructions combine to create a fun-filled experience for both beginners and experienced dancers,” the release said.

Otsego Dance Society events are open to the public. No experience or partner is needed. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. and continues until 11, with a break for refreshments. 

A donation of $8 is requested from adults. Students and teens may pay $4. Children ages 12 and younger may dance free. The Presbyterian Church is on the corner of Pioneer and Church Streets.

For more information, call 965-8232 or 547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com.  


Ladies Aid plans baked ham dinner

Meridale Ladies Aid are sponsoring a scrumptious baked ham dinner at the Meridale Community Church Dining Hall from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The menu will feature baked ham with optional raisin sauce, served with scalloped potatoes, Butternut squash, homemade applesauce, green beans, rolls and desserts. Takeout dinners will be available. 

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 can eat free. The hall is handicapped-accessible. 

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