Our senses certainly get an abundant workout during autumn in upstate New York. Foliage, pumpkins and Halloween costumes dazzle the eyes. Apples, cider and donuts and other scrumptious foods please the tastebuds, while the sound of tractors and farm equipment are heard far and wide, bringing in the region’s bountiful harvest soon to be enjoyed at our kitchen tables.

This Week's Circulars


ONEONTA-The life of Jean Marion Eichenberger Manley will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center's atrium, 24 Market St., Oneonta.

MOUNT UPTON - James Allison Browning, 69, of Mount Upton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Wilson Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 6, 1949, son of the late Reginald and Florence (Maynard) Browning in Sidney. Jim married Donna Gaughan on May 26, …

JEFFERSON - Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at MacArthur Funeral Home, Stamford. A mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Sacred Heart Church, Stamford. Share condolences with the Volpe family online at www.macarthurfh.com.

When thinking of all the wonderful things upstate NY has to offer, exotic butterflies are not usually what spring to mind. Unless, of course, you have already visited the Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, in Oneonta.