Dinners to feature chicken or ribs

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — The Church of Christ Uniting at 22 Church St. in Richfield Springs will offer eat in or takeout barbecued chicken and rib dinners from 4 p.m. until sold out Saturday, April 13.

Chicken dinners will be $11 and rib dinners, will be $14. Half chickens will be sold for $8 and ribs only will be $11. Dinners will include scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, roll, dessert and a beverage.

Breakfast to benefit Mike Covert

FLY CREEK — A pancake breakfast benefit for Mike Covert will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Fly Creek Fire Company at 832 County Highway 26 in Fly Creek.

According to presenters, Covert has been dealing with some serious health issues and is the final pre-transplant testing stage for a kidney transplant at Albany Medical Center.

Those unable to attend who wish to make a donation may make checks payable to Mike Covert and mail them to Fly Creek Fire Company, c/o Mike Covert Benefit, P.O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337.

Proceeds from the breakfast will go directly to Covert and his family.

Donations sought for 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.

Roast pork dinner to be at Legion

LAURENS — A roast pork dinner will be served at the Laurens American Legion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday April 12. The menu will include roast pork, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, salad bar, roll and dessert. The cost will be $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. The building is handicapped-accessible.

Roast beef dinner slated at church

WESTFORD — The Westford Methodist Church will have a roast beef dinner on Saturday, April 13. Serving will start at 4:30 p.m. The menu will include potatoes, cabbage salad, vegetables and homemade pies for desert. Dinners will be by donation and takeouts will be available.

The Westford Methodist Church is on county Route 34.

Fritters to return to Saturday supper

JORDANVILLE — The 23rd annual Fritter Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the social hall of Jordanville Federated Church at 209 Main St. in Jordanville.

Fritters with real maple syrup, scalloped potatoes with ham, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and strawberry shortcake will be served.

The cost will be $11 for adults; and $5.50 for children younger than 12. Children younger than 5 may eat for free. Takeouts will be available for an additional 50 cents.

Potluck dinner set in Fly Creek

FLY CREEK — A community potluck dinner will be held to celebrate spring at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Fly Creek United Methodist Church. Bringing a dish to share is optional.

UMW to present annual spring tea

COOPERSTOWN — A spring tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Cooperstown United Methodist Church. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, members will use their silver tea service and heirloom tea cup collection. Refreshments will include tea, punch, sandwiches and pastries. Proceeds will benefit UMW mission programs.

The tea will also honor the life of Gladys G. Howe (1921-2019), teacher, New York State Granger and church member.

The church is at 66 Chestnut St. on the corner of Glen Avenue and is handicapped-accessible.

SPCA to honor volunteers, fosters

COOPERSTOWN — The Susquehanna SPCA will host a volunteer appreciation event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at the shelter at 4841 State Highway 28 in Hyde Park. Volunteers and fosters may stop by for coffee, donuts and other goodies in observance of National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Later, Lisa Brown will lead Cat Yoga at the First Baptist Church at 21 Elm St. in Cooperstown, beginning at 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $10. All proceeds go to the shelter.

Call 607-547-9371 for more information.

Pancake breakfast set for Sunday

LEONARDSVILLE — The Leonardsville Fire Department will move its April donation pancake breakfast to Sunday, April 14, because of Easter. Breakfasts will continue monthly on the third Sunday from May to October at the fire hall on Mill Street in Leonardsville.

Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, applesauce, real NY maple syrup, orange juice coffee, hot chocolate, tea and milk will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

Call 315-855-4466 for takeout orders.

Easter event set at Tunnicliff Inn

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Lions Club, in partnership with the Tunnicliff Inn, will host the annual Easter in the Village from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Tunnicliff Inn at 34 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown. The event will include souvenir photos with the Easter Bunny, snacks, Easter bingo and treats to take home.

Contact Rich McCaffery at 547-5256 or richcooperstown@gmail.com for more information.

Earth Day project to involve cleaning

OAKS CREEK — An Earth Day project will be held by Otsego Land Trust at 2 p.m. Monday, April 22. The Greenough Road Conservation Area at 289 Greenough Road at the DEC Public Access sign will be prepared for the upcoming season.

Tools and light refreshments will be supplied.

Greenough Road Conservation Area is part of OLT’s “The Blueway,” a series of OLT protected lands that are open for public access and offer outdoor recreations, including hiking, fishing, paddling and birding.

Register by calling Becky at 607-547-2366, ext. 108, or emailing her at becky@otsegolandtrust.org.

Unused snow days to be taken by MCS

MILFORD — Milford Central School will use its four unused snow days and will not have school on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23 and Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24. 

Independence Day plans moving ahead

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — The committee planning the annual Fourth of July parade and celebration in Springfield Center will meet at 7 p.m. April 23, at the Springfield Center Community Center at 129 County Road 29A.

Local nonprofit organizations wishing to participate with fundraising activities or displays are asked to have two representatives attend committee meetings.

The 105th annual parade will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 4, in Springfield Center. Individuals, families, groups, businesses and organizations may participate.

Parade entry forms and more information will be made available by emailing springfield.july4@gmail.com or calling committee chair Debra Miller at 315-858-0304.

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.

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.

Project Prom seeks 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.

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.

Craft vendors wanted for festival

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 battle with Hodgkin’s Disease in 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.