Community News: September 14, 2022 |

The Hop City Hellcats are going to play on the train

MILFORD — The Cooperstown Blues Express will perform The Hop City Hellcats on Saturday, September 17 for ages 21 and up.

According to a press release, from the heart of the I-88 corridor, the band plays original songs, mixing classic outlaw country and blues.

Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Milford depot for the 7:00 p.m. three-hour train ride with cash bar.

Call 607-353-8030 or visit for more information.

The lecture series will begin on Sunday

COOPERSTOWN – The Friends of the Cooperstown Village Library will present their first program of the 2022-23 Sunday Lecture Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.

“The mission and work of the Otsego County Community Foundation” will be described by the organization’s executive director, Jeff Katz.

According to a press release, compiled in 2019, the CFOC has set out to set up a Founders Campaign to raise $2 million to meet the current critical needs of Otsego County. However, after the pandemic, his focus shifted to creating a COVID relief fund to meet the county’s short-term and immediate needs. Having successfully achieved its goals, the CFOC has returned to its original mission of helping to build a community that provides healthy, rewarding and prosperous opportunities for all.

Katz and his family moved to Cooperstown in 2003. He is a former three-term mayor of Cooperstown, former options trader, published author, and serves on, as well as leads, the boards of several local non-profit organizations.

The monthly Sunday Speaker Programs are held on the third floor of the Party Hall Ballroom at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown.

The programs are free and open to the public.

Legion for serving grilled chicken

LAURENS – The American Legion at 11 Main St. in Laurens will be sponsoring a grilled chicken dinner to eat in or take out from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16.

Dinners will be $12 and chicken halves will be $7.

Grange sponsors the sale of baked goods

COOPERSTOWN – The Butternut Valley Grange in Gilbertsville will be sponsoring a bake sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, during the Harvest Festival at the Farmers’ Museum just outside of Cooperstown.

According to a press release, among the items to be sold will be pies, cookies and breads.

History-focused Sharon Spa tours

SHARON SPRINGS – The Sharon Historical Society will sponsor 90-minute historical walking tours of Sharon Springs focusing on its spas, hotels and rooming houses.

Scheduled during both days of the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival, tours will begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18.

Tickets are $10 each and tours will depart from the front porch of the Roseboro Hotel on Main Street.

Registration is available at

Visit or call 518-860-5513 for more information.

How to store seeds to demonstrate

COOPERSTOWN – The Master Gardeners of Otsego County will be sponsoring a seed saving workshop from 5:15-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 123 Lake St. in Cooperstown.

The required registration must be completed by Monday, September 19 and can be done at

Participants are asked to bring an empty one-gallon plastic jug with a handle.

A donation of $5 is suggested to cover the materials.

Call 607-547-2536 ext. 238 for more information.

Monthly dinners offered at the church

COOPERSTOWN — The First Baptist Church at 21 Elm St. in Cooperstown will offer monthly $13 take-out chicken dinners prepared by Brooks’ House of Bar-BQ from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Friday through October. The next dinner will be on September 16.

Dinners will include half a chicken, a baked potato, coleslaw and a bun.

Advance orders are strongly encouraged no later than the Wednesday before dinner. Email [email protected] with a name, number of dinners, and phone number to confirm the order. Payment can be made in cash or by check.

Sellers have time to apply for Fair

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Vendor applications will continue to be accepted until the end of September for the second annual Fall Craft Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1 at Cullen Pumpkin Farm at 587 Cullen Road, Fair outside the village. of Richfield Springs.

The event is coordinated by the United Church of Christ in Richfield Springs and will benefit from its annual fundraising efforts.

Email [email protected] or call Carla at 315-858-1451 for more information and vendor applications.

Helios to accompany mourning

COOPERSTOWN – A new series of monthly Adult Bereavement Support Group meetings will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 11, November 8 and December 13, in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church at 25 Church St. in Coopertown.

According to a press release, sponsored by Helios Care, the free meetings are open to all members of the community 18 and older and are led by staff specially trained in grief and loss.

Sessions provide a safe and confidential place to focus on understanding the grieving process, making sense of strong emotions, and learning from others.

Call 607-432-5525 to register.

Visit for more information.

Events for seniors held twice a week

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Senior Community Center is open from 1 p.m. 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 press release, offerings include exercise classes, card games, Mahjong, trivia, talks and guest speakers on Thursdays.

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

All COVID safety measures are followed, including air filters.

Find the Center on Facebook or email [email protected] for more information.

The cemetery board needs members

FLY CREEK — The Fly Creek Valley Cemetery Association is looking for volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The board meets six times a year, generally on the first Thursday.

Call Sherlee at 607-547-9334 or contact Board Chairman Bruce Andrews for more information.

The Big Buddy group needs volunteers

The Big Buddy program for at-risk youth needs adult volunteers in Delaware and Otsego counties.

According to a press release from program sponsor Delaware Opportunities, youth ages 5 to 14 are paired with an adult model who is at least 18 years old to serve as their big buddy.

Great buddies, serving as mentors, typically spend at least four hours a month with their boyfriend engaging in mutually agreed-upon activities.

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

Contact Heather McAdams at 607-746-1746 or [email protected] for more information and to volunteer.

Home Child Care Providers Wanted

Delaware and Otsego Counties Catholic Charities Child Care Support Services can help guide people in Otsego County through the process of becoming registered family child care providers. . Once registered, child care support services can help providers establish a quality child care program.

Start-up repayment funds may be available. Call 607-432-0061 for more information.

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