Parents Night Out set at Noah’s World

RAIL YARDS — Volunteers from Pindars Corners Fire Department will help host Parents Night Out at Noah’s World at 144 Roundhouse Road in Oneonta from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Children may be dropped off for 2½ hours of supervised play.

According to a media release, this will be the second year that Pindars Corners Fire Department will volunteer their services. Department members will provide children with information on what kinds of safety equipment they use and give them a tour of one of their fire trucks.

Other groups that have participated and continue to participate in Parents Night Out include the Oneonta Police Department, SUNY Oneonta sororities, Hartwick College’s men’s soccer team and roller derby teams.

A portion of the money raised will go toward the Noah’s World Playtime Fund, held with Oneonta’s Family Resource Network.

The fund allows Noah’s World to give children with special needs in the community two-day passes to Noah’s World each month and also helps cover the expenses of the monthly support meetings.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Children from 1 to 12 may attend.

Call 607-432-PLAY or message Noah’s World on Facebook for more information and to register.

Swart-Wilcox House to showcase history

SIXTH WARD — The historic Swart-Wilcox House Museum on Wilcox Avenue in Oneonta will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in observance of I Love New York’s Path Through History Weekends, a showcase of New York state’s history scheduled this month at several historic and cultural destinations throughout the state.

According to a media release, displays and the program, “A Community Evolves,” will be used to describe how the Swart homestead was carved out of the wilderness after the American Revolution and in time, became a lasting part of a community with the arrival of more settlers, the railroad, businesses and two colleges.   

The event is free and open to the public. Informal tours will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

The property is handicapped-accessible.

Retired DEC head to address meeting

WEST ONEONTA — The October meeting of the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at in the third floor meeting room at Plains Senior Living Center at 163 Heritage Circle in Oneonta.

The meeting will feature “Fish Policy and Fishing Success” presented by former state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Mike Zagata.

Zagata, of Davenport, is President and CEO of the “Ruffed Grouse Society and a director of the New York State Forest Owners Association.

There will be monthly raffle prizes and refreshments.

The chapter is planning a banquet to be held at Quality Inn in Oneonta on Saturday Nov. 16, in observance of its 50th anniversary. Founded in the Oneonta area in 1969 under the name Upper Susquehanna, the name was changed in 2009 to Dave Brandt in recognition of the chapter’s founder.

Banquet tickets are available by calling 607-433-2924 or 607-434-7211.

Garden Club  to host owner of ByEarth

DOWNTOWN — “Composting Food Waste” will be presented to members and the interested public at the Oneonta Garden Club meeting at 7 p.m Monday, Oct. 14, at St. James’ Episcopal Church at Main and Elm streets in Oneonta.

Anastasia Majestic will present information about composting techniques essential for good gardening, the benefits to gardens and the environment at large. Majestic owns ByEarth, a local composting service that advocates principles of sustainability.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. Contact Program Chair Wendy Miller-Willis at for more information. 



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