Central New York



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 12 Sugaring Off Sunday’s Return SUGARING OFF—8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a full pancake breakfast in the morning then contemporary, historic demonstrations of maple sugar production. Admission, $10/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. (607) 547-1450 or visit BENEFIT BREAKFAST—8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited to the Cabin Fever Breakfast, featuring eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes with real maple syrup, biscuits and sausage gravy—the works! Includes a 50/50 drawing, a lottery to win $100 in scratch-off…


Mohawk Valley, Central New York hospitals still on hold for elective surgical procedures

Mohawk Valley, Central New York hospitals still on hold for elective surgical procedures By Richard Sternberg, M.D. The son of two former members of my religious congregation died of complications of COVID over this past weekend. He was 38 years old. Of course, his parents are devastated. He was an adamant anti-vaxxer. Currently, in the intensive care unit at Bassett Hospital, which, by the way, is full, there is a 30-something female who has complications of COVID. I’m told that…


Journalist with local ties details work at southern border

Journalist with local ties details work at southern border By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Jim McKeever, an independent journalist, spoke about his experience volunteering at the southern border to a small group at the Richfield Springs Food Coop on Friday, Oct. 15. McKeever, who went to the border in Texas and Tijuana, among other places, spoke of the Kafkaesque process asylum seekers needed to go through in order to enter the United States. “Asylum is…


Rain Starts; Otsego Under Flood Watch

BE WARY THOUGH FRIDAY Rain Starts; Otsego Under Flood Watch With a major storm moving up the East Coast, Otsego County and much of Central New York will be under a flood watch from 1 a.m. Friday morning until late tomorrow night. The National Weather Service is predicting widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with some localities experiencing up to 3 inches. The wet soil conditions and this amount of rainfall could result in minor flooding along the Susquehanna…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 10 ‘Not Too Far From Home’ Local Comedians Return Last day to register for the Farmers Conference on Corn. Info, COMEDY SHOW – 8 p.m. “Not Too Far From Home “ returns to the foothills staring Aaron David Ward and his team of homegrown comedians. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, KISSING BOOTH – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet the adoptable pooches of the Susquehanna Animal shelter. Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info,…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 9 Learn, Discuss Civil Rights History FILM SERIES – 7-9 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with a showing of “Palante, Siempre Palante.” Includes a presentation and a Q&A session. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Speech contest with free refreshments. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, or call (607)873-2070…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 What To Do In A Disaster DISASTER UNIVERSITY – 4:30-8:30 p.m. The Red Cross holds a training course for disaster relief. House fires to hurricanes, learn how you can aid your community in times of their greatest need. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome. Alumni Hall, SUNY Oneonta. Info, Taylor Fanelli at (315)733-4666 or email CLUBHOUSE – 6-8 p.m. Baking night for teens 7-12th grade. Includes free food, give-aways, and, a judgement free zone where teens can…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB. 7 It’s Yappy Hour At Mel’s YAPPY HOUR – 5:30-8 p.m. Susquehanna Animal Shelter reveals their 100th Anniversary Logo, 2017 events calendar, and previewing the March 25th documentary. Includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a special gifts for anyone donating $10.  Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, CITY MEETING – 1-3 p.m. Oneonta Downtown Revitalization Initiative Planning Committee. Meeting is open to the public with an opportunity for public comment. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 2nd Floor, 24…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 6 Learn CPR, Save A Life CPR/AED COURSE – 6-9:30 p.m. Red Cross community level first aid course. Members $55, Public $65. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, STRESSBUSTERS – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monthly class giving you the tools for self-care and empowerment. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info,…

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