Vaccinations to be weekly at Bassett

COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Medical Center Prime Care will have COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics every Wednesday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. starting Nov. 10.

All three types of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to individuals getting their first, second, third and booster shots.

The clinics will be open to all eligible established patients 18 and older. Visit www.bassett.org/covid-19 for eligibility criteria.

The required appointments may be made by calling 1-607-547-4625.

Doubleday Dancers to celebrate harvest

COOPERSTOWN — The Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown will have its harvest dance and pie night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Cooperstown Elementary School on Walnut Street.

Ray Taylor will call Mainstream and Plus dances and Elma Taylor will Cue.

Admission is $5 per person, payable at the door.

Face masks will be required to be worn to enter the building and dancers are requested to have been vaccinated against COVID.

Call 1-607-264-8128 or 1-607-547-8665 for more information.

Book collection set for Saturday

COOPERSTOWN — The Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown will host its fall book collection from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 13.

Books in good condition and suitable for resale may be dropped off downstairs in the meeting room at the Village Hall at 22 Main St.

No magazines, travel books or encyclopedias should be included.

Church schedules lunch and two sales

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — The Church of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs will sponsor a luncheon, bake sale and craft corner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

Lunch customers may choose from a variety of soups and sandwiches.

Potato chips, a beverage and homemade dessert will be included for a suggested $7 donation.

The bake sale will include pies, breads and cookies.

The craft corner, in the winter chapel, will feature the sale of handcrafted items made by area artisans.

The Church of Christ Uniting is at 22 Church St. in Richfield Springs.

Visit www.rschurchofchristuniting.com or find them on Facebook for more information.

Intentional living to be discussed

COOPERSTOWN — Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown will present is next program in the online Sunday Speaker Series from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, featuring author and SUNY Oneonta English professor Mark S. Ferrara.

According to a media release Ferrara will talk about his recent monograph “Experimenting with Intentional Living in New York State” that tells the story of centuries of American communitarianism and highlights a long legacy of homegrown socialism as community building.

He will take his audience inside several of the intentional communities in New York history that challenged capitalist economic arrangements to attain ideals of harmony, equality and social justice.

Ferrara is author of several books including “Palace of Ashes,” “New Seeds of Profit” and “American Community.”

The free program is open to the public and will be held on Zoom.

Visit fovl.eventbrite.com for more information and to register.

CAA to provide wreaths to adorn

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Art Association’s 20th annual Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27.

According to a media release, CAA will provide up to 100 plain balsam wreaths to those who register to decorate and donate them for CAA’s silent auction.

CAA is at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/adorn-a-door.html for more information.

LWV seeks students for Albany program

The Cooperstown League of Women Voters is seeking student nominations from Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Edmeston, Laurens, Milford, Schenevus and Worcester high schools for the 20th annual Students Inside Albany conference, scheduled for May 22-25, in Albany.

According to a media release, the conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, is designed to provide high school students from across the state with the opportunity to learn first-hand about representative government and how citizens can become involved in the policy making process.

Students will tour the Capitol and observe Senate and Assembly sessions by spending an afternoon shadowing their legislators.

Sponsored by one of the 46 League of Women Voters throughout New York, all expenses will be covered, including travel and three nights at a hotel in downtown Albany.

Email Maria Kaltenbach at margirlic@yahoo.com no later than Dec. 3, for more information.

Town committee needs new members

HARTWICK — The Hartwick Conservation Advisory Committee is in need of new members. The committee meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the Hartwick Town Hall.

According to a media release, Hartwick has increased its efforts to become a Clean Energy Community and Climate Smart Community sponsored by NYSERDA and NYSDEC respectively.

The programs encourage all to fight climate change at the local level, reduce energy use and protect environmental resources.

Any individuals interested in the town’s efforts who are willing to do research and make phone calls are requested to email martha.clarvoe@gmail.com or call and leave a message at 607-293-6654. 

Trains scheduled with holiday themes

MILFORD — The Santa Express will leave the Milford depot at 1 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19; and the North Pole Express will depart at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 11, and 18.

The themed-rides are sponsored by the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad. The depot is at 136 E. Main St. in Milford. 

Passengers will be required to wear masks all times while on board for their protection and that of the crew.

Reservations and prepayment are required and may be made online at www.cooperstowntrain.com.

Call 607-432-2429 for more information.

Events for seniors held twice weekly

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Senior Community Center is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the red building behind St. Mary’s Church at 31 Elm St. in Cooperstown.

According to a media release, offerings include exercises classes, card games, Mahjong, trivia, conversation and speakers on Thursdays.

A calendar of events is routinely posted at Tops, Price Chopper and the Village Library of Cooperstown.

All COVID safety measures are followed including air filters.

Find the Center on Facebook or email coopseniorcenter@gmail.com for more information.

Rabies vaccines available locally

INDEX — Rabies vaccination clinics for pet dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at Susquehanna SPCA from  2 to 5 p.m., Nov. 15. and Dec. 13. 

Call 607-547-8111, ext. 11, for an appointments which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of 15 pets per person.

The clinics are in conjunction with the Otsego County Department of Health. 

Dogs must be on leashes and cats and ferrets in carriers.

Proof of a previous vaccine is required to receive one good for three years.

The shelter is at 5082-5088 State Highway 28 in Index.

Free delivery service offered to pantry patrons

CHERRY VALLEY — The Daily Bread Food Pantry at 2 Genesee St. in Cherry Valley offers free home delivery in its service area. 

According to a media release, the pantry serves the Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School District. Patrons interested in free home deliver service need to register online at www.tinyurl.com/dailybreaddelivery or by calling 607-435-6064.

The pantry is open for walk-ins from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 

Help available to seniors in need

COOPERSTOWN — Homebound seniors who need groceries or medications may call 607-547-2213 or email coopseniorcenter@gmail.com.

Volunteers from the Cooperstown Senior Community Center and/or Cooperstown Lions Club will assist them with their needs.

Online food source features local items

COOPERSTOWN — The SourceWhatsGood online farmers market is up and running, according to a media release from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Otsego and Schoharie Counties.

Local meat products, eggs, mushrooms, early greens, garden plants, herbs, spices, rubs, teas, jams, pancake mix, baked goods, honey, a selection of artisanal fermented cabbage and items suitable for gift giving are among the items now available. The selection of products is expected to grow as the growing season progresses and more farms go online.

Customers interested in shopping from local farms and food producers may order products online at https://sourcewhatsgood.com/. On the designated delivery day, customers may pick up their orders at one of six drop sites in Schoharie and Otsego counties. Visit https://tinyurl.com/ybazv3ym for more information about the sites.

Call 607-547-2536, ext. 231 or email otsego@cornell.edu for more information about SourceWhatsGood.

 

Grief counseling available locally 

Helios Care in Oneonta continues to offer free bereavement counseling to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one during the ongoing pandemic.

According to a media release, counseling is provided by telephone or video by licensed clinical social workers who specialize in grief counseling.

“Grief can be isolating and lonely to begin with,” said Helios Care Director of Family Support Services Alisha Rule, “There’s no need to face grief alone.”

As further stated in the release, social distancing requirements have disrupted one’s ability to be with family or friends at the end of their life. Commonly practiced mourning rituals that accompany death have had to be altered or put on hold. The added challenges can complicate one’s grief whether the death is directly related to COVID-19 or a loss during the pandemic.

Contact Alisha Rule at 607-432-5525 or alisha.rule@helioscare.org or visit www.helioscare.org/grief for more information.

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 day care 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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