Entries wanted for art show 

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Art Association has issued an open call for participants in its 2019 miniature show. Artists of all ages are encouraged to create up to four works on 4-by-4 inch paper squares that may be picked up at CAA Galleries at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

Call 607-547-9777, email gallery@cooperstownart.com, or visit www.cooperstownart.com for more information.

Farmers’ Market wants more vendors

HARTWICK — The Hartwick Farmers’ Market is preparing for its fifth season.

Created by Gloria Waro as a community service, the market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays from early August until fall.

According to a media release, about six vendors are regulars, there are sometimes as many as 11; and room exists for more. Vendors bring their own tables and displays and are not charged for the use of the space.

The market is between the post office parking lot and a building Waro is renovating to open as a store.

Growers who may be planning their gardens, crafters and others who may be interested are encouraged to call Gloria at 607-293-8087 for more information and to become a vendor.

County selling bins and barrels

COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County is conducting a compost bin and rain barrel sale. Orders may be placed at www.enviroworld.us/otsegocounty by April 28, for pick up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Meadows office building at 140 County Highway 33 W, near Cooperstown. Bins valued at $100 are $50. Barrels valued at $120 are $60. Call 607-547-4225 or visit www.otsegocounty.com for more information. 

Church to sponsor rummage, bake sale

FLY CREEK — A rummage and bake sale will be held at the Fly Creek Methodist Church on county Route 26 from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26. A $2 bag sale will follow from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27.

UM Church to host roast pork dinner

COOPERSTOWN — A roast pork dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Cooperstown United Methodist Church. In addition to roast pork, the menu will include, southern potato casserole, buttered carrots, spinach salad, coleslaw, applesauce, Heidelberg dinner rolls, apple pie and pumpkin upside-down cake. Dinners will be $12 for adults and $6 for children. Takeout orders will be available anytime during dinner. The church is at 66 Chestnut St. at the corner of Glen Avenue in Cooperstown. The building is handicapped-accessible

Book collection planned at library

COOPERSTOWN — The Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown will collect used books from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. Book donations may be taken to the Fair Street entrance of the village office building during those hours and those hours only. The collection will take place in the hallway.

Donated books should be in good, usable condition. Reference books, textbooks, moldy and crumbling books, used coloring books, and outdated travel books will not be accepted.

Books should not be left at the entrance to the library.

The book collection is in preparation for the annual outdoor summer book sale scheduled for June 29 to July 7. Proceeds will benefit the Village Library of Cooperstown.

Workshop for voters to be presented

PORTLANDVILLE — The Leagues of Women Voters of the Cooperstown and Oneonta Areas will present the workshop “A User’s Guide for Local Democracy: Skill-Building for Active Organizations and Individuals” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 pm. Saturday, April 27, at Springbrook’s Family Engagement Center at its Portlandville campus on state Route 28.

Designed to build one’s skills and confidence when planning and hosting meetings and events for the public and members of organizations, speakers and panelists will cover moderating debates and public events and managing diverse perspectives and building consensus.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be taken at the door for refreshments.

Complete the required preregistration by downloading the form at www.LWVoneonta.org.

Contact Maureen Murray at 607-547-2853 or coopmurray@msn.com for more information.

Head count wanted for awards ceremony

COOPERSTOWN — This year’s Scholastic Awards Ceremony at Cooperstown High School will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Sterling Auditorium. Proper attire is requested. Anyone planning to attend the event that honors students for their scholastic achievements is asked to register by calling the office at 607-547-8181, by Monday, April 29.

Donations sought for spring art bazaar

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Art Association is accepting fine art and craft donations for its upcoming “Spring Cleaning Art Bazaar,” a yard sale style fundraiser.

According to a media release, the event is designed to make artwork affordable for everyone. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from May 11 to 15.

Proceeds will benefit CAA and its prize fund for artists.

Donations are being accepted through May 1. Anyone interested in donating is asked to call the CAA at 607-547-9777.

CAA galleries are at 22 Main St. on the corner of Main and Fair streets in Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com for more information.

Graduate students to visit Woodside

COOPERSTOWN — Students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies will visit Woodside Hall at 1 Main St. in Cooperstown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday May 1.

Community projects the students have been working on, their volunteer work at Woodside Hall and the program’s ongoing oral history project will be discussed. There will be time for questions. Refreshments will follow the program.

Call 607-547-0600, ext. 101, for more information.


Vendors wanted for Rotary event

The Cooperstown Rotary Club is seeking vendor participation for its sixth annual Spring Fling scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Clark Sports Center.

Anyone Interested is requested to email Vendor Chair Vicki Gates at jvgates1982@gmail.com for an application before May 1.


Society to sponsor May contradance

COOPERSTOWN — Otsego Dance Society will have its monthly contradance on Friday May 3, at the Presbyterian Church Chapel in Cooperstown. Music will be by Men in Black and Ted Crane will call.

Men in Black includes Robert Calandresa on accordion, John Potocnik on fiddle and bass player Tom Ives.

Dancing will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., with a short break for refreshments.

The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for students and teenagers. Children 12 and younger are free. There is a maximum per family of $20.

The Presbyterian Church Chapel is on the corner of Pioneer and Elm streets.

Call 607-965-8232, 607-547-8164, or visit www.otsegodancesociety.weebly.com for more information.


Market in village to open May 4

COOPERSTOWN — Opening day for the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, May 4. The market, at 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley in Cooperstown, will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with music provided by Doug Decker.

Visit www.cooperstownfarmersmarket.org for more information.


Mexican cuisine to be served May 4

COOPERSTOWN — The Living Waters for the World team at Cooperstown First Presbyterian Church at 25 Church St. in Cooperstown, will sponsor a Mexican-themed fundraising dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

“Plato tipico,” a set plate including chips and salsa, tamale, taco, rice, re-fried beans, salad, dessert and a beverage will be available to adults for $15 and $10 for children 10 and younger.

Gabrielle Bailey will provide Mexican desserts. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Living Waters next service trip to Honduras in January, 2020.

Call 607-547-8401 for more information.


Student art show to open at CAA

COOPERSTOWN — A Cooperstown Central School District student art exhibit will open with a reception on Art and Music Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Cooperstown Art Association at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown. The exhibit will remain through May 17.

According to a media release, Art & Music Night gives students the opportunity to showcase their visual art and musical accomplishments.

Music will be performed by CCS students on the porch and in the library spaces. Food and drinks will be provided by the Cooperstown Art Association, Friends of Music & Art, Friends of the Village Library, The Village Library of Cooperstown, along with donations from parents. It corresponds with the Village Library of Cooperstown’s open house. The Village Library will be open for patrons to browse books, DVDs and displays featuring new arrivals. Board games and other activities will also be available for all ages.

Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com for more information


SPCA volunteers to have orientation

HYDE PARK — Volunteer orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Susquehanna SPCA at 4841 State Highway 28 in Hyde Park.

Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Attendees will receive a guided tour of the facility, learn about shelter operations and explore the different types of volunteer positions available.

Call 607-547-8881 of visit www.sqspca.org for information.


Rabies clinic set at animal shelter

HYDE PARK — The Otsego County Department of Public Health will sponsor a rabies clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Susquehanna SPCA at 4841 State Highway 28 in Hyde Park for dogs, cats and fettets. Call 607-547-4230 for more information and to register.


Unused snow days to be taken by MCS

MILFORD — Milford Central School will use its last unused snow days on Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24. 


Fitting station available locally

COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Medical Center offers a nationally-certified car seat fitting station overseen by the State of New York. Car seat technicians at Bassett Medical Center work in collaboration with its Trauma Services Program to bring the service to residents to improve their child’s safety and to protect them in the event of a car accident.

According to information provided in a media release from Bassett citing statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In 2016, 38% of children killed in car crashes were unrestrained; further, 74 to 90% of all car seats are used incorrectly.

A child unrestrained could be ejected from the vehicle if involved in a collision, or a child not properly restrained could end up tangled or stuck in their car seat. Proper car seat use reportedly reduces the risk of injury or death to a child in the event of a car accident.

The car seat fitting station is open seven days a week by appointment only.





Yard Sale Day set for June 1

COOPERSTOWN — Cooperstown Community Yard Sale Day will be Saturday, June 1.

According to a media release, village residents may participate for a $15 fee. Participants will be listed on a map for distribution, receive a yard sale sign, be included in any promotions and automatically registered with the village clerk’s office.

Applications are available online at http://richcooperstown.org/yard-sale-day/ or may be requested by emailing richcooperstown@gmail.com or calling 607-547-5256. The deadline for inclusion on the map listing and in any promotions is Friday, May 17. The application is also available on Facebook at Cooperstown Yard Sale Day where participants may complete and submit it online or download a form to print and mail.

Checks should be made payable to Cooperstown Yard Sale Day and mailed to Rich McCaffery at P.O. Box 483, Cooperstown, NY 13326. The $15 fee covers expenses and ensures continuation of the sale.

Signs may be picked up from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home parking lot at 82 Chestnut St.


Art scholarships open to students

COOPERSTOWN — Cooperstown Art Association art scholarships are available to students planning to pursue art at the college level who will graduate from any Clark Scholarship-eligible school districts in 2019. Up to $1,400 in awards will be provided.

Eligible schools include Cherry Valley-Springfield, Cooperstown, Edmeston, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, Laurens, Milford, Milford BOCES, Morris, Mount Markham, Owen D. Young, Richfield Springs, Schenevus and Worcester. Homeschooled students living within those school districts are also eligible for the scholarship.

There is no application fee. Applicants should provide a five-piece portfolio that represents their work. Artwork may be delivered, provided on a flash drive, or emailed to gallery@cooperstownart.com.

Entries must include a numbered list that corresponds to the images in portfolios with titles and mediums, as well as the application form. All submissions must be at the CAA before the 4 p.m. June 4 deadline. Portfolios will be juried by Martha Greenbank Sharer, a local artist and former art instructor.

Applications have been sent to participating schools. Students should check with their art teacher or guidance counselor, or call CAA at 607-547-9777 for more information.

Applications are available online at www.cooperstownart.com and may be emailed to the CAA at gallery@cooperstownart.com. The Cooperstown Art Association is at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.


Project Prom seeks financial support

Project Prom for the Cooperstown High School Class of 2019 will be celebrated May 10. The 30-year community tradition promotes safety and features food, fun activities and entertainment.

Community members, parents, educators and local businesses provide funding for Project Prom, which is free for students. This year’s appeal for funds has begun. Those who would like to support Project Prom may mail checks payable to CFEE, with Project Prom in the subject line, to Project Prom, c/o Ray Holohan, CPA, 211 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.


Call fundraising co-chair Peg Odell at 607- 544-1123 for more information.


Craft vendors wanted for festival in June

Applications are being accepted for the 40th annual Friendship Craft Festival sponsored by the Church of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in Spring Park at 27 E. Main Street in Richfield Springs.

Applications are available along with more information online at www.rschurchofchristuniting.com or by calling Lani King at 315-858-9451.


Class of ‘94 award open to CCS seniors

The class of 1994 at Cooperstown Central School is seeking applicants for this year’s Christina Wayman Selan Award, named for a classmate who lost her nine-year battle with Hodgkin’s Disease on April 3, 2007. Scholarship applications are available to seniors in the guidance office.

According to a media release, the award will be presented to a Cooperstown senior who most embodies Selan’s moral character, leadership, motivation and sportsmanship. Last year’s recipient, Grace LaCates, received a $500 award as did Megan Lohan in 2017.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship may do so by making checks payable to Cooperstown Central School District – Christina Wayman Selan Award Fund and mailing them to Amy Kukenberger, Treasurer, CCS, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown, NY 13326.


Volunteers needed by Big Buddy group

The Big Buddy program is seeking adult volunteers in Delaware and Otsego counties.

According to a media release from program sponsor Delaware Opportunities, youths between 5 and 14, are matched with an adult role model who serves as their big buddy.

Big buddies spend at least four hours each month with their little buddy for a minimum of one year engaging in mutually agreed upon activities.

The program also includes group activities from eight to 10 times a year where big and little buddies may go to the movies, sporting events, museums, or bowling, hiking, etc., or perform a type of community service.

Activities are structured to encompass at least one educational, one cultural, one community service and one recreational event.

Contact Heather McAdams at 607-746-1746 or HMcAdams@delop.org for more information and to volunteer.


Backpack Program sponsors needed

The Cooperstown Food Pantry is seeking sponsors for its Backpack Program that benefits children in the Cooperstown Central School District. According to a media release, a monthly sponsorship of $20 will provide a student with a backpack full of food each Friday for the weekend. Backpacks are filled with kid-friendly meals and snacks and fresh fruit.

Each year, the Backpack Program serves about 50 children who attend Cooperstown’s elementary and junior-senior high schools. Donations may be made online at www.cooperstownfoodpantry.org. Checks may be mailed to Cooperstown Food Pantry, 25 Church St., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Write Backpack Program in the subject line of the check.

Contact Cooperstown Food Pantry executive director Stacey Smith at 547-8902 or directorcfp@gmail.com for more information.


Otsego County seeks daycare providers

Child Care Support Services of Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties can help guide individuals in Otsego County through the process of becoming registered family day care providers. Once registered Child Care Support Services can help providers establish a quality child care program. Startup reimbursement funds may be available. For more information, call 607-432-0061.


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