Breakfast buffets to be held in area

JORDANVILLE — All-you-can-eat breakfast buffets will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 and March 28, at Jordanville Federated Church in the Social Hall at 209 Main St. in Jordanville.

Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, ham, baking powder biscuits, sausage gravy, fruit, applesauce, juice, coffee, tea and milk will be available.

The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Children younger than 5 may eat for free. Takeouts will be available for an additional 50 cents. 

Full breakfast buffet to be served Sunday

SCHENEVUS — A donation buffet breakfast will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at AMVETS Hall on Main Street in Schenevus.

Featured will be fruit, juice, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, french toast, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits.

Monday office hours set by congressman 

HARTWICK — Mobile office hours will be provided by the office of U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Kinney Memorial Library at 3140 County Road 11 in Hartwick. Assistance with constituent services will be provided. 

Call 845-443-2930 for more information.

Scouts to sponsor spaghetti dinner

COOPERSTOWN — Boy Scout Troop 1254 will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Veterans Club at 60 Main St. in Cooperstown. 

Spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs, sausage, salad, dessert and beverage will be included in the cost of $10 for adults and $6 for children. Takeouts will be available.

Call 607-282-4179 for more information. 

Group to meet for dinner and ‘show’

FLY CREEK — The Fly Creek Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, for a potluck dinner and show-and-tell at the Fly Creek United Methodist Church at 852 County Road 26 in Fly Creek. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass, their own place setting and an item to share with the group. Suggested items include antiques, heirlooms or part of a collection.

Call 607-547-9334 for more information.

Owl talk to follow tours at Woodside

COOPERSTOWN — Tours of Woodside Hall, an adult home that includes a social day program, will be given from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, after which Charlie Scheim will give a talk on “Owls of New York State” at Woodside Hall at 1 Main St. in Cooperstown.

According to a media release, Scheim is a local birding enthusiast who serves on the board of directors of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. His presentation will detail the owl varieties found in New York. Contact Karen Cadwalader at 607-547-0600, ext 101, for more information.

New book club forming at library 

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — A new book club is forming at The Springfield Library. The Patrick O’Brian Support Group will read and discuss a 20-book series of novels by the author for which the group is named.

O’Brian, (1969-2004) born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator. His series of sea novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars centers on the friendship of the English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin.

Call 315-858-5802 for more information and to join the club. 

Class of ’94 award open to CCS seniors

COOPERSTOWN — The class of 1994 at Cooperstown Central School is seeking applicants for its annual Christina Wayman Selan Award, named for a classmate who lost her nine-year battle with Hodgkin’s Disease on April 3, 2007.

According to a media release, last year’s award winner, Delilah Griger, received a $1,000 award during the Cooperstown High School Alumni Banquet in June. A fundraising campaign allowed the class to double the amount recipients received in 2018 and 2017.

Wayman Selan is described in the release as an involved athlete who led by example and always gave her best. Academically, she was an honors student both in high school and college. Classmates remember her most for her sincerity, sense of humor and kindness to others.

According to a media release, consideration for the award goes to the Cooperstown senior who most embodies Selan’s moral character, leadership, motivation and sportsmanship

Scholarship applications will be made available to CCS seniors in the school guidance office.

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.

Scholarship process underway locally

COOPERSTOWN — Leatherstocking Credit Union is accepting applications from local high school seniors for its annual scholarship.

According to a media release, the Credit Union awarded $10,000 in scholarships to young Credit Union members, ranging from $400 to $1,000 per student last year The same amount will be awarded in 2020. Selection is based on community and/or school involvement, and being a well-rounded individual.

Applicants may print the online form at mylcu.org or pick one up at Leatherstocking Credit Union at 24 Glen Ave. in Cooperstown. The deadline is March 25. Applicants must be members of Leatherstocking Credit Union. Membership packets will be made available upon request.

Backpack Program sponsors needed

The Cooperstown Food Pantry is seeking sponsors for its Backpack Program to benefit 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 CCS. 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 check’s subject line.

Call 607-547-8902 or email directorcfp@gmail.com for more information.

Eastern Star group schedules meeting

LAURENS — The Freedom Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Masonic Temple at 7 Brook St. in Laurens. 

Refreshments will be served. 

Call 607-433-5242 for more information.

Fitting stationavailable 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.

Volunteers needed by Big Buddy group

The Big Buddy program for at-risk youths needs 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 is at least 18 to serve as their big buddy.

Big buddies, serving as mentors, generally spend at least four hours each month with their little buddy engaging in mutually agreed upon activities.

The program also includes group activities that may include community service, educational, recreational or cultural experiences.

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

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. Call 607-432-0061 for more information.

 

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