Denise Richardson

Yarn colors highlight producers, artists and nature in Schoharie County, according to promoters.

SALT Development has partnered with CeCe's Wool Farm Store and local dyer Kelly Shultes to create a locally processed and dyed yarn called “Schoharie Valley Rising,” according to a media release, and the yarn is made from New York Corriedale wool spun by Battenkill Fiber of Greenwich.

The colors for “Schoharie Valley Rising” yarn were inspired by Schoharie artist Elizabeth Apgar-Smith’s painting “The Valley Rising,” officials.

The newly created yarn colorway was unveiled at the 2018 Bounty of the County and proceeds from the yarn will go to SALT’s community development fund, according to the release.

The yarn is available for purchase at CeCe’s Wool Farm at 169 Main St. in Esperance and at the Schoharie Valley Farms home of The Carrot Barn at 5605 State Highway 30 in Schoharie, the release said.

SALT is a nonprofit organization created in 2011 in response to the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.

For more information, contact Pat Clancy at


The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District seeks volunteers interested in employment and economic development issues in the region, according to an Oneonta member.

The MVEDD Jobs and Careers Opportunity Task-force has scheduled a kick-off luncheon at noon Thursday, Oct. 18, at the MVEDD offices, 26 W. Main St. in Mohawk, according to Albert Colone, member.

Colone, an organizer of the Greater Oneonta Economic Development Council, proposed establishing the MVEDD task-force to address what he has referred to as the "main barrier" to economic prosperity throughout the six county _ major population loss.

The task force is forming to identifying initiatives to promote regional growth in jobs and career opportunities, targeted toward young people, the release said.

For more information about the project and the luncheon, contact the MVEDD office at or call (315) 866-4671. MVEDD serves Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties.


The reigning Guinness World Records record-holder for “Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck,” Raminator, will be be in Richfield Springs on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, according to a media release.

Raminator, which hit a speed of 99.10 mph, has a 2018 Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Limited body, organizers said, and it will be shown at Cooper Country, a automobile dealership at 3144 U.S. Highway 20.

The family friendly event also will offer rides on an eight-passenger monster truck with a member of the Hall Brothers Racing team, organizers said.

Rides and displays will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, and a “car crush” event will be at 3 p.m. Saturday.


Farm Credit East, a financial cooperative with an office near Cooperstown in Otsego County, recently released a report identifying federal, regional and state grants, loan guarantees and other incentives available to Northeast agriculture businesses and producers of all sizes and types, according to a media release.

Also, Farm Credit East provides grant-writing services to help farms and agribusinesses grow, change or expand their enterprises, the release said. For more information, visit


The Otsego County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will meet at Otsego Now offices, 189 Main St. in Oneonta at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, according to a media release that didn't include agenda details.

The Otsego County Capital Resource Corp. board will meet immediately after the IDA meeting. Otsego Now offices are on the fifth floor.

Denise Richardson, staff writer, may be reached at (607) 441-7213 or at Follow her on Twitter at @DS_DeniseR.

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