For the 11th year, the Western Catskills First Night Poets will bid goodbye to the old year and celebrate the new by reading their original poetry on the Foothills Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The reading is free and all are welcome to attend. Among the poets are Oneonta residents Eva Davidson, Bradley J. Fest and Julie Suarez along with  Jo Mish of Laurens, Kirby Olson of Delhi and Bertha Rogers of Treadwell.

 For more information about the First Night event email or Julia Suarez Hayes at


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