Archives for June 2017

Registration Still Open For Color Oneonta Run

There is still time to register for next week’s Color Oneonta run.

Officials say the 5k is not a timed event and there are only two things to remember: One, wear white clothing at the starting line and two, fFinish the race completely covered in color!

Participants are invited to march in Oneonta’s 4th of July parade at 12:00 p.m.

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Swart-Wilcox House Museum Opens July 9

The Swart-Wilcox House Museum opens its 2017 season on July 9 with a special 210th anniversary celebration from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Swart-Wilcox House was built in 2807 and is the oldest house in the City of Oneonta.

It is open every Sunday during the summer for informal tours and a Summer Sunday Series of programs focusing on topics of local interest.

There is no charge for either the programs or the tour of this handicap accessible historic house.

OCCA Plans Invasive Species Awareness Week Events

The Otsego County Conservation Association is holding two separate events as part of the fourth annual New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week

On July 9, OCCA will host a “Paddle and Pull” on Goodyear Lake in search of water chestnut, an invasive plant from eastern Europe.

On July 11, OCCA will be “Digging Knotweed” from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Mohican Farm in Springfield. Japanese knotweed grows in dense clumps and spreads rapidly, crowding out native vegetation.

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Leave Fireworks To The Pros

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers not to use fireworks or other similar devices themselves, but instead to leave them to the professionals.

According to the association even though New York State’s recently legalized certain sparkling devices – and many counties now allowing the sale of these types of fireworks – they still remain dangerous in amateur hands.

The National Fire Protection Association says half of all fires reported on Independence Day were caused by fireworks or similar devices.

70th Annual Junior Livestock Show July 9-11

The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown holds its 70th annual Junior Livestock show from July 9 to 11 at the Iroquois Farm Showgrounds on County Highway 33.

Show organizers say it’s the second largest youth competition in the state with more than 250 handlers presenting dairy cows, swine, dairy goats, and sheep of various breeds that they own, care for, and have prepared for competition.

On July 9 there will be a chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors that costs $10 per person.

Show admission is free.

Wanted Woman Turns Herself In

A North Norwich woman wanted on a warrant from the Town of Norwich court turned herself in on Monday.

Police say Dakota VanHouten was wanted for issuing bad checks to a local business and when she learned of the warrant VanHouten surrendered to the Chenango County Sheriff’s department.

VanHouten was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court where she was released after posting bail and is due back in court at a later date.

City Of Oneonta To Submit Grant Applications

The city of Oneonta will be asking the state for around $1.6 million in grants for five projects throughout the city.

Among those projects are repairs to the Damaschke Field grandstand which according to city officials could cost $300,000.

Grants are awarded by the state to Regional Economic Development Councils.

The Common Council’s Finance Human Resources Committee is working on the application process with a deadline for completed application submission of July 28.

Fly Creek Quilters Raise Money For Their Church

A quilting group at a Fly Creek church is doing more than just helping others – they’re also raising money to refurbish their church.

The Fly Creek United Methodist Church quilters make well over 50 quilts a year and while many are donated to those in nursing homes and veterans, a local TV station reports some are set aside for sale in mid September.

Proceeds from those sales go to refurbish the stained glass windows at the church and so far the quilters raised enough to restore four of the church’s 17 windows.

Middletown Car Accident Injures 1

Authorities say a collision Tuesday in the town of Middletown may have been caused by the driver having a medical emergency.

First responders were called to State Highway 28 and discovered a car had gone off the road and rolled over several times before hitting a tree.

The driver identified as Doris Hubar, of Margaretville had to be extricated from the vehicle.

She was taken to Margaretville Memorial Hospital then transferred to Albany Medical Center.

Davenport Man Arrested For Not Paying Court Fines

A Davenport man learned the hard way that if you don’t pay your court fines you could end up in jail.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s says they arrested Edward Kaneg on June 20 pursuant to a Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Delhi Court for failure to pay fines owed to that Court.

Kaneg was arraigned and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $205.00 cash bail pending further court proceedings.