City conducting hydrant test

The city of Oneonta will continue a hydrant flushing test in the following areas of Center City through Friday: Business District; Main Street from Fox Hospital to Fairview  at the top of the viaduct; and the Market, Grand, Division, Prospect and Academy street areas.

Residents in this area may experience low water pressure and discolored water for a short period  of time.

For more information, call the City of Oneonta Water Department at 432-2100.


German dinner to be Saturday

The fourth annual Otsego County Lutheran Parish German Dinner will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Atonement Lutheran Church at 1 Center St. in Oneonta. Those who attend the free are asked to bring a dish to pass, preferably German food, and their own table service and beverages, beer and wine permitted. Coffee and tea will be provided, as will sauerbraten and apple strudel.  It is open to the public.


Town to collect yard debris

The town of Oneonta will collect leaves and brush starting Monday, and continuing on Mondays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

Leaves should be in paper bags; plastic bags or bags with rocks will not be picked up. Bags should be at curbside by 8 a.m.

This collection is intended for leaves, garden debris and small amounts of brush. It is not intended for cleaning up after landscaping projects or tree work.

Town residents may also dispose of their own leaves and brush behind the town hall in West Oneonta. Debris brought in plastic bags must be emptied onto the pile. Residents may also take mulch from this area.

For more information, call the highway department at 432-4581.


CANO Writer Salon to be Tuesday

Maya Chinchilla, a poet, filmmaker and educator, is the featured writer at CANO’s Writers Salon at Tuesday.  She has taught English at the Peralta Colleges and Latina/o and Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She is a founding member of the bay area poetic performance group Las Manas and has been an artist-in-residence at Galeria de La Raza and La Peña Cultural Center.  She is promoting her first book of poetry, "The Cha Cha Files," published by Kórima Press, which was released in June.

The Salon, which is held on the third Tuesday of each month at the  the Community Arts Network of Oneonta at Wilber Mansion in 11 Ford Ave. in Oneonta, begins with an open mic at 7:30 followed by the featured author. Refreshments are served.  

For further information, call Veronica Diver at 435-2306.

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