News from the region: May 10, 2022 | Community News

A free rabies clinic will be in Sydney

SIDNEY — A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the Sidney Fire Station at 74 River Road in Sidney.

Call 607-832-5200 or visit

Monthly meetings to focus on bereavement

COOPERSTOWN — An adult bereavement support group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the First Presbyterian Church at 25 Church St. in Cooperstown.

According to a press release, Helios Care Adult Grief Support Meetings are free monthly sessions open to all members of the community ages 18 and older.

The meetings, facilitated by trained staff, are designed to provide a safe and confidential place to focus on understanding the grieving process, making sense of emotions and learning from other community members.

Bird club to walk and meet

SHERBURNE – The Chenango Bird Club will focus on migratory birds during a public bird walk at Adam’s Farm at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Rogers Environmental Education Center on State Route 80 in Sherburne.

A short business meeting will follow. Agenda items include plans for the big world day on May 14 and a class on warbler identification.

Call 607-372-1242 for more information.

Poet and novelist to read on Thursday

TREADWELL – Word Thursdays Online will be held on Zoom and Facebook live at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center in Treadwell.

According to a press release, poet Delilah Silberman and novelist, freelance journalist and cartoonist Jesse Hilson will be the featured guests.

There is a suggested donation of $3 to attend. Students will be admitted free of charge.

Visit for more information and to register.

Chicken BBQ in the Legion area

LAURENS — The American Legion will be sponsoring a chicken barbecue from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at 11 Main St. in Laurens. Dinners will be $12 and halves will be $7.

The church of Spa is planning a flea market

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — A clearance sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Christ Uniting Church at 22 Church St. in Richfield Springs. A bag sale will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The sale will include clothing as well as household items, books and toys.

The annual fundraiser is coordinated by the Christian Fellowship and Service Guild.

Mother’s Day to Note with Dance

COOPERSTOWN — The Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club will hold their Mother’s Day dance from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Cooperstown Elementary School on Walnut Street.

Ron McMurdy will call the dances More.

Admission fee of $5 per person will be collected at the door.

Call 607-264-8128 for more information.

Paws for Cause benefiting animals

DELHI – Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be sponsoring its 22nd Annual Paws for a Cause Deli and Bake Sale from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society at 46610 State Highway 10 in Delhi. The event will take place rain or shine.

Sale donations can be dropped off at the shelter between noon and 4 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday 11 and 12 May. Donations must be clean and in working order. Clothing, televisions and computers will not be accepted.

Volunteer bakers can drop off pastries from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday or Saturday mornings.

Proceeds will benefit homeless animals in Delaware County.

Call Barbara Kaplan at 607-437-1895 for more information and to volunteer.

Tires, household appliances to recover

MIDDLEFIELD — Tires and appliances can be dumped from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14 at the Middlefield Highway Garage.

There is a limit of 10 tires without rim. No tractor tires will be accepted. Appliances must be Freon-free.

Participants will need to check in upon arrival and unload and load their own items.

Gender equality to address

DELHI – The final presentation of the Wide and Wonderful World Multicultural Workshop Series will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 14 at the Cannon Free Library in Delhi.

According to a press release, “Recognize Gender Equality” will focus on demystifying gender stereotypes with activities, craft projects and stories most appropriate for elementary to middle-aged children. Each family will leave with a free book on a theme related to gender equality.

Pancake breakfast for Sunday

CHARLOTTEVILLE — A pancake breakfast, bake sale and 50/50 raffle will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15 at Charlotteville School on Main Street in Charlotteville.

The all-you-can-eat meal will be $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Proceeds will support the Charlotteville Schoolhouse Committee’s mission to restore and maintain the historic building as a community center.

New vendors are increasing their number in the market

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market at 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley in downtown Cooperstown will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through December and will feature live music performances. It was open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a press release, new suppliers include Alex’s Picnic, offering seasonal soups from local chef Alex Webster, and RevSpirits, offering artisanal spirits distilled from raw local honey. Returning vendors include By the Handful (vegan fruit pies, pastries, turnovers and takeaways), Original Art (upcycled cutlery, coin designs and jewelry), Girasole (trees, flowers, shrubs, native fruits and berries and fauna boxes) and Mimikis & Dutchayr Fibers (hand-spun wool, handcrafted stuffed animals and clothing, wool and fabric housewares).

The market has 40 farmers, food producers and artisans located within an 80 kilometer radius of Cooperstown.

Visit for more information.

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